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 2009 Q1 2009 Q2
Spending on Motor Vehicles and Parts (billions of chained 2005 dollars) 311.2 306.2
Percent change from previous quarter 1.63 -1.61
Spending on Transportation Services (billions of chained 2005 dollars) 261.9 262.5
Percent change from previous quarter -1.80 0.23
Spending on Gasoline and Oil (billions of chained 2005 dollars) 293.2 294.0
Percent change from previous quarter 2.09 0.27

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 as of October 2009.