Quarterly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate
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||379.7|
|Percent change from previous quarter||+ 1.3%||- 0.2%|
|Spending on Gasoline and Other Energy Goods (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||271.7||271.1|
|Percent change from previous quarter||+ 1.1%||- 0.2%|
|Spending on Transportation Services (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||300.8||300.8|
|Percent change from previous quarter||+ 0.7%||+ 0.0%|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, available at http://www.bea.gov/ as of October 2013.