United States Personal Spending m/m

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Consumer
Medium 0.2% 0.4%
0.2%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
0.3%
0.2%
Next release Actual Forecast
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Personal Spending m/m reflects a change in the amount of all funds spent by consumers in the given month compared to the previous one. The calculation includes expenditures for durable and nondurable goods and services, bank transfers, interest payments, etc.

The US BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis) releases the indicator as part of the Personal Income and Outlays report, along with Personal Income. Analysts often interpret these two indicators in combination, since the ratio between these two values is taken into account when assessing the activity of consumers and for predicting their further behavior. For example, if consumers spend too much of their income and reduce their savings, economic growth may slow down in the future.

Consumer spending is a significant part of national GDP. That is why the index is used to forecast current period GDP. The value is also used in the calculation of inflation rate. In addition, the indicator is closely monitored by investors, who need to understand changes in the share of spendings for various categories of goods and services. This information can help improve the efficiency of investment planning.

Increase in the indicator value can affect USD quotes positively, as it is an indication of inflationary growth.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Personal Spending m/m" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Sep 2019
0.2%
0.4%
0.2%
Aug 2019
0.1%
0.3%
0.5%
Jul 2019
0.6%
0.3%
0.3%
Jun 2019
0.3%
0.3%
0.5%
May 2019
0.4%
0.3%
0.6%
Apr 2019
0.3%
0.4%
1.1%
Mar 2019
0.9%
0.4%
0.1%
Feb 2019
0.1%
0.4%
0.3%
Jan 2019
0.1%
0.3%
-0.6%
Dec 2018
-0.5%
0.4%
0.6%
Nov 2018
0.4%
0.4%
0.8%
Oct 2018
0.6%
0.3%
0.2%
Sep 2018
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
Aug 2018
0.3%
0.4%
0.4%
Jul 2018
0.4%
0.3%
0.4%
Jun 2018
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
May 2018
0.2%
0.5%
0.5%
Apr 2018
0.6%
0.3%
0.5%
Mar 2018
0.4%
0.4%
0.0%
Feb 2018
0.2%
0.4%
0.2%
Jan 2018
0.2%
0.2%
0.4%
Dec 2017
0.4%
0.3%
0.8%
Nov 2017
0.6%
0.3%
0.2%
Oct 2017
0.3%
0.2%
0.9%
Sep 2017
1.0%
0.3%
0.1%
Aug 2017
0.1%
0.3%
0.3%
Jul 2017
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
Jun 2017
0.1%
0.3%
0.2%
May 2017
0.1%
0.3%
0.4%
Apr 2017
0.4%
0.2%
0.3%
Mar 2017
0.0%
0.0%
Feb 2017
0.1%
0.2%
Jan 2017
0.2%
0.5%
Dec 2016
0.5%
0.2%
Nov 2016
0.2%
0.4%
Oct 2016
0.3%
0.7%
Sep 2016
0.5%
-0.1%
Aug 2016
0.0%
0.4%
Jul 2016
0.3%
0.5%
Jun 2016
0.4%
0.4%
May 2016
0.4%
1.1%
Apr 2016
1.0%
0.1%
Mar 2016
0.1%
0.2%
Feb 2016
0.1%
0.1%
Jan 2016
0.5%
0.1%
Dec 2015
0.0%
0.5%
Nov 2015
0.3%
0.0%
Oct 2015
0.1%
0.1%
Sep 2015
0.1%
0.4%
Aug 2015
0.4%
0.4%

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