Bloomberg (12/05/13) Victoria Stilwell
The U.S. gross domestic product increased by 3.6% in the third quarter, up from an initial estimate of 2.8%, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had predicted an increase of 3.1%. GDP grew 2.5% in the second quarter and 1.1% in the first quarter.
GDP was boosted by a buildup in inventory. Because of the stockpiling, factory production could slow if demand doesn’t increase.