The second quarter of 2011 has just come to a close, and I was curious where the GSA sales are at in comparison to past years. Of course, the Q2 sales are still being collected (and I plan on updating this when they are available). Above you will see the total GSA sales by year, with a direct comparison of quarters. In the first 3 quarters, an increase can be found from 2009 to 2010. The fourth quarter GSA sales went down slightly. You will also see that the first quarter 2011 GSA Contract holder sales increased, setting a hopeful pace for the statistics through the rest of 2011.
There was an overall 3.22 % increase in GSA Contract sales in 2010. Here is a breakdown of the GSA sales by quarter comparing 2009 to 2010:
|Q1||2.21 % increase|
|Q2||5.01 % increase|
|Q3||6.39 % increase|
|Q4||0.74 % decrease|
The first quarter of 2011 experienced a 1.3% growth relative to the first quarter of 2010. This sets a good pace to the year, and some hope that the second and third quarters will again be rich in federal spending growth.