U.S. on the Mend but Uncertainty Remains High: U.S. Outlook to 2025
The Conference Board of Canada, 21 pages,
November 3, 2021
This quarterly report focuses on the latest economic developments in the U.S. economy, tracking trends in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets, and examining industries and regions. Monetary and fiscal policy assumptions are also included.
- The U.S. economy will expand by 5.9 per cent this year and by 4.1 per cent in 2022.
- The main risk to the outlook comes from
the rapid spread of the coronavirus’s delta variant, which has led to a pause in travel and restaurant bookings and hurt consumer confidence.
- Inflation has surged since the spring and
has proven to be more persistent than
Fed officials had assumed. We believe the
surge in consumer prices is transitory, a view supported by the gradual decline in the rate of monthly price increases since April. However, the threat of higher inflation remains a downside risk to the outlook.
Table of Contents
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Appendix A—Methodology and Assumptions