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US Business Cycles, 2006-2016

The US real economy has followed a jumpy course since 2006. Everyone, and not only in the United States but everywhere, is well aware of the deleterious consequences of the sub-prime triggered financial crisis of 2008 that quickly degenerated into an economic worldwide debacle, hitting most families and individuals in their flesh and bones.

Measuring the magnitude of the crash in terms of such a high-level aggregate as GDP (gross domestic product) falls quite short of sens...

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U.S. Business Cycles, 2006-2016. By mid-2009, sales and industrial production take an upward turn, signaling a positive change of the economy mood. Working hours and employment follow suit at a slower pace, eventually causing income and GDP to invert their previously downward course. The economy entered into an expansion cycle since 2009, but the downturn of the industrial production index as from December 2014 may read as an ominous foretaste of another impending recession.


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 Portugal External Debt Clock 


Or about:

  • € 400 billion.
  • 216% of GDP, 537% of Exports, and 18,081% of the Trade Balance.
    (As of end of Quarter 4, 2016, Portugal's GDP was € 184,931.1 million, the country's Exports amounted to € 74,472.8 million, Imports to € 72,261.7, and the Trade Balance to € +2,211 million.)
  • 166% of Government Debt (Maastricht Debt).
  • € 37,706 (US$ 39,652.66) per capita.

Portugal Gross External Debt.
Calibrated from data from World Bank, Quarterly External Debt Statistics/SDDS, and Banco de Portugal.

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