# GDP

Calculate the totals change in a year's GDP

A family sells a home, without using a broker, for $150,000. They could have rented it on the open market for $700 per month. They buy a 10-year old condo for $200,000; the broker's fee on the transaction is 6% of the selling price. The condo owner was formerly renting the unit for $500 per month.

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Macroeconomics

Nowhereistan is a poor country in an island in the middle of nowhere. It produces only apples, bananas and oranges. The following are the data for 2009 (base year) and 2010

Fruit Quantity 2009 Price 2009 Quantity 2010 Price 2010

Apples 3000 bags $2 per bag 4000 bags $3 per bag

Bananas 6000 bunches $3 Per Bunch 14000 bunches $2 per bunch

Oranges 8000 bags $4 per bag 32000 bags $5 per bag

a) Find the nominal GDP in both years? What is the growth in nominal GDP?

b) Find the real GDP in both years? What is the growth of the real GDP?

c) Find the GDP deflator for both years? What is the percentage change in price level?

d) Is the growth in nominal GDP more because of the change in prices or because of a real growth in output of the country?