The current consensus estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) in Q4 2018 is 2.7% and 2.9% for calendar year 2018. If the annual estimate is realized, it will tie with 2015 for the highest rate of growth in over ten years. However, to put the number into perspective, it still comes in below the long-term average of 3.2%. The consensus estimate for the full year rose from 2.50% at the beginning of the year to 2.90% currently. Growth in 2019 is not expected to reach the same level. The current estimate for 2019 is 2.5%, up from 2.15% at the beginning of 2018.