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Personal Spending on Transportation


Quarterly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate

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 Q3 2013 Q4
Spending on Motor Vehicles and Parts (billions of chained 2009 dollars) 384.3 385.1
Percent change from previous quarter + 1.2% + 0.2%
Spending on Gasoline and Other Energy Goods (billions of chained 2009 dollars) 273.2 274.3
Percent change from previous quarter + 0.8% + 0.4%
Spending on Transportation Services (billions of chained 2009 dollars) 299.3 299.9
Percent change from previous quarter - 0.5% + 0.2%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, available at