# Nominal and Real GDP [closed]

If nominal GDP is, for example, \$1,620 billion in 2017 and increases to \$1,680 billion in 2018, is the growth rate 3.7%? Or does real GDP first need to be calculated using a deflator?

• Are you asking if this (reporting real GDP grown) is usually the case? Or are you asking about some specific context?
– Fizz
May 2 '19 at 12:43