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 Q2||2013 Q3|
|Spending on Motor Vehicles and Parts (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||379.7||384.8|
|Percent change from previous quarter||- 0.2%||+ 1.3%|
|Spending on Gasoline and Other Energy Goods (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||271.1||270.6|
|Percent change from previous quarter||- 0.2%||- 0.2%|
|Spending on Transportation Services (billions of chained 2009 dollars)||300.8||301.8|
|Percent change from previous quarter||+ 0.0%||+ 0.3%|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, available at http://www.bea.gov/ as of December 2013.