U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Over Time
1) This chart was created from historical tables included in the U.S. Federal Government fiscal year 2011 budget.
2) The chart shows the U. S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - the total economic output of the United States - over time with
projections to 2015.
3) The line with blue circles shows the GDP in current dollars, neglecting inflation. Inflation reduces the buying power of the
dollar over time.
4) The line with purple triangles shows the GDP adjusted for inflation, where the data has been scaled to the constant dollar
value during fiscal year 2005. Inflation-adjusted values are also referred to as 'real' values.
5) One can see the severe recession of 2009, and predictions on recovery in 2010.
6) Other than 2009 recession, in the inflation-adjusted GDP data, one can see that the economic output of the U.S. has
consistently increased with a few flat spots in the early 1970s, mid-1970s, early 1980s, early 1990s, and early 2000s.
7) See also U.S. Federal Government Budget as Percent of GDP Over Time
8) See also U.S. Federal Government Debt as Percent of GDP Over Time.
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