Beaulieu: Economy to Slow in Late 2018

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:17 PM Written by 

The U.S. economy should finish 2017 strong, but the leading indicators point to a downturn in the second half of 2018 followed by a mild global recession in 2019, predicts economist Alan Beaulieu, principal of ITR Economics, who addressed a sellout crowd Aug. 30 at Steel Market Update’s Steel Summit Conference in Atlanta.

“You will like the next several quarters. The economy will keep expanding. It’s 2018 when things will begin to change, especially in the latter half of the year. It’s not going to be a bad year, it’s just not going to be as good as 2017,” he said.


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Tim Triplett

Tim Triplett is the executive editor of Steel Market Update. Tim joined SMU after 20 years as editor-in-chief of Metal Center News Magazine. A journalist and business writer for 40 years, Tim holds an MBA from Aurora University. Tim can be reached at or by phone at 630-513-5916.

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