Friday, March 27, 2009

Personal Income and Expenditures (Numbers and Charts)

Personal Consumption Expenditures tick up. A positive factor for first Quarter GDP.

Personal income
  • decreased $29.1 billion, or 0.2 percent
  • disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $10.5 billion, or 0.1 percent

Personal consumption expenditures (PCE)
  • increased $17.2 billion, or 0.2 percent. In January, personal
  • income increased $20.5 billion, or 0.2 percent
  • DPI increased $164.6 billion, or 1.6 percent
  • PCE increased $94.8 billion, or 1.0 percent, based on revised estimates.
Real disposable income
  • decreased 0.4 percent in February, in contrast to an increase of 1.3 percent in January.
Real PCE
  • decreased 0.2 percent, in contrast to an increase of 0.7 percent.
  • The price index for PCE increased 0.3 percent, the same increase as in January.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (more details and pres release)

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