Q1 2009 GDP and forecasts for 2009 and 2010

20 July 2010

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Faster GDP decline in Q1 2009 than in Q4 2008 indicates that the economy has yet to reach a bottom – expect downgrading of the Government, Bank of England and independent forecasts for 2009 GDP growth, with a 5% decline at the low end of the range

Our central case continues to be of a decline of GDP in 2009 of over 5% consistent with an 8% peak-to-trough decline for GDP, with a risk of deflation in the medium term


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