WASHINGTON — The U.S. first-quarter real gross domestic product revision was as expected at plus-1.0%, with very minor changes in components. Growth seems to be continuing at a similar slow pace as the second quarter comes to an end.

New data on imports-exports, medical care, and inventories boosted consumption and cut utilities’ inventories. These had the result of boosting first-quarter growth overall and altering the composition of GDP to a more favorable path — showing less inventory overhang and more demand.

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