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Personal Spending on Transportation


Quarterly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate

Billions of dollars

Personal Spending on Transportation

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 as of August 2013.