Economy grew at 2.9 % in 2018
The economy grew at by 2.9 percent in 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday morning in its quarterly report on Gross Domestic Product, tied for the strongest growth in 13 years.The economy has tended to exceed expectations since Trump's policies went into effect. A trade deal with China could probably boost it even more.
The figure fell just shy of President Trump’s stated goal of yearly 3 percent growth.
Still, Thursday's report showed GDP growing at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2018, better than analysts expected for the quarter that included the beginning of the partial government shutdown.