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||2009 Q2||2009 Q3|
|Spending on Motor Vehicles and Parts (billions of chained 2005 dollars)||306.2||335.1|
|Percent change from previous quarter||-1.61||9.44|
|Spending on Transportation Services (billions of chained 2005 dollars)||262.5||265.1|
|Percent change from previous quarter||0.23||0.99|
|Spending on Gasoline and Oil (billions of chained 2005 dollars)||294.0||294.6|
|Percent change from previous quarter||0.27||0.20|
NOTE: The 2009 revision of the National Economic Accounts combined "Motor vehicle fuels, lubricants, and fluids" with "Fuel oil and other fuels." For the 2002-2006 period, the "Motor vehicle fuels, lubricants, and fluids" component accounted for 93% of the total.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, available at http://www.bls.gov/ as of December 2009.