Quarterly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate
Billions of dollars
Personal spending on transportation measures consumption of transportation by households. It is also a component of gross domestic product. The historic series is a signal of long-term structural changes.
|Personal Spending on Transportation||2013 Q1||2013 Q2|
|Spending on Motor Vehicles and Parts (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||380.6||380.2|
|Percent change from previous quarter||+ 1.3%||- 0.1%|
|Spending on Gasoline and Other Energy Goods (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||271.7||274.8|
|Percent change from previous quarter||+ 1.1%||+ 1.1%|
|Spending on Transportation Services (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||300.8||302.4|
|Percent change from previous quarter||+ 0.7%||+ 0.5%|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, available at http://www.bea.gov/ as of August 2013.