Figure 4
Quarter-to-Quarter Percent Change in Real Gross Domestic Product and Merchandise Trade: Q1-2008 to Q2-2010

Figure 4
Quarter-to-Quarter Percent Change in Real Gross Domestic Product and Merchandise Trade: Q1-2008 to Q2-2010

(Percent)

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  Q1-08 Q2-08 Q3-08 Q4-08 Q1-09 Q2-09 Q3-09 Q4-09 Q1-10 Q2-10
Gross domestic product -0.18 0.15 -1.01 -1.74 -1.24 -0.18 0.4 1.23 0.92 0.40
Export of goods 2.32 3.44 -1.1 -7.43 -9.9 -0.95 4.37 7.12 3.33 2.93
Import of goods -0.83 1.14 -0.26 -8 -11.6 -2.77 6.25 1.52 2.87 8.63

NOTE: Real GDP growth is measured at seasonally adjusted annual rates based on chained 2005 dollars.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Economic Accounts, National Incomes and Products Account, Table 1.1.6., www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/index.asp, as of Sept. 18, 2010.