Table 2
Real gross domestic product by expenditure account, quarterly change – Seasonally adjusted at annual rates, chained (2007) dollars

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Real gross domestic product by expenditure account, quarterly change – Seasonally adjusted at annual rates, chained (2007) dollars
  Second quarter 2011 Third quarter 2011 Fourth quarter 2011 First quarter 2012 Second quarter 2012 Third quarter 2012 Second quarter 2012 Third quarter 2012
  quarter-to-quarter % change millions of dollars
Final consumption expenditure 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.8 1,289,016 1,298,743
Household final consumption expenditure 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.9 918,834 927,378
Non-profit institutions serving households' final consumption expenditure 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.9 -0.7 1.1 24,756 25,016
General governments final consumption expenditure -0.1 0.9 0.0 -0.4 0.0 0.3 345,545 346,568
Gross fixed capital formation 0.2 0.0 0.9 1.6 1.2 -0.7 394,495 391,652
Business gross fixed capital formation 0.8 1.3 2.1 1.9 1.3 -0.6 327,130 325,310
General governments gross fixed capital formation -2.4 -5.3 -4.3 0.4 0.9 -1.5 65,733 64,720
Investment in inventories (millions of dollars) 8,467 -12,205 -2,896 8,632 1,762 6,253 5,856 12,109
Exports of goods and services -0.4 5.0 1.1 -0.8 0.0 -2.0 510,580 500,287
Less: imports of goods and services 2.0 -0.2 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.4 548,663 550,996
Statistical discrepancy (millions of dollars) -4,219 1,991 1,398 -2,780 990 1,306 -810 496
Gross domestic product at market prices -0.2 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.1 1,659,360 1,661,699
Final domestic demand 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.4 1,682,254 1,689,048