Personal Spending on Transportation

Personal Spending on Transportation

Quarterly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate

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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 2008 Q4 2009 Q1
Spending on Motor Vehicles (billions of chained 2000 dollars) 334.6 349.6
Percent change from previous quarter -11.22 4.48
Spending on Transportation Services (billions of chained 2000 dollars) 292.2 288.4
Percent change from previous quarter -1.68 -1.30
Spending on Gasoline and Oil (billions of chained 2000 dollars) 176.3 178.0
Percent change from previous quarter 1.73 0.96

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, available at as of June 2009.