Monday, January 30, 2017

Personal Income increased 0.3% in December, Spending increased 0.5%

by Bill McBride on 1/30/2017 09:04:00 AM

The BEA released the Personal Income and Outlays report for December:

Personal income increased $50.2 billion (0.3 percent) in December according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis ... personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $63.1 billion (0.5 percent).
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Real PCE increased 0.3 percent. The PCE price index increased 0.2 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 0.1 percent.
On inflation: The PCE price index increased 1.6 percent year-over-year. (This was up from 1.4% year-over-year in November). The core PCE price index (excluding food and energy) increased 1.7 percent year-over-year in December (the same as in November).