Chart of the Week: North America Infrastructure & US Economic Indicators

Infrastructure rhymed well with economic performance

Infrastructure investment in encouraged by the Obama government as a potent way to provide fiscal stimulus to economy in the post- crisis era. Infrastructure Investor Research & Analytics create a graph to examine the patterns between infrastructure in North America and US’ key economic indicators. The US government’s expansionary fiscal policy has been effective and played a critical role in averting a deeper U.S. recession. In the meantime, US total public debt has been growing since 2008 and now it stands above 100 percent of GDP. We noticed infrastructure fundraising and deal figures in North America rhymed well with US’ economic performance in past few years. According to the latest estimation by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the country’s Real GDP increased 4 percent in the second quarter of 2014, after decreasing 2.1 percent in the first. Does it suggest infrastructure fundraising and deals for the region will have better performances later this year? We will see.

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