10 key economic metrics from 1Q 2018: Housing, services, manufacturing, and more [infographic]

How did the U.S. economy perform in the first quarter of 2018?

Business valuation experts and many other financial professionals rely on economic indicators as a key point of reference in their work. Economic factors can have a significant impact when valuing businesses, evaluating mergers and acquisitions, and a variety of other financial analyses. While many economic indicators are available from public sources, these data aren’t always presented in a way that is easy to incorporate into your analysis. To save you time, BVR has gathered a range of key metrics from the top available sources to provide a summary of U.S. economic conditions in 1Q 2018.

Download an infographic displaying 10 U.S. economic indicators from BVR’s monthly Economic Outlook Update publication, including:

  • Housing starts;
  • Housing sales;
  • Leading Economic Index;
  • Consumer confidence;
  • Consumer sentiment;
  • Retail sales;
  • Services sector index;
  • S&P;
  • Unemployment rate; and
  • Manufacturing sector index.

EOU Infographic - 1Q2018 info

For more comprehensive and detailed economic conditions and forecasts from the first quarter of 2018, along with economic reports from past months and quarters dating back to 2003, explore BVR’s Economic Outlook Update.


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