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Friday, June 05, 2009

Consumer Credit Declines at 7% Annual Rate in April

by Calculated Risk on 6/05/2009 03:11:00 PM

From MarketWatch: U.S. consumer debt falls by $15.7 billion

Consumer credit fell by $15.7 billion, or 7.4% at an annual rate, to $2.52 trillion. It was the second largest decline in outstanding debt on record, exceeded by March's $16.6 billion drop.
Consumer Credit Click on graph for larger image in new window.

This graph shows the year-over-year change in consumer credit. Consumer credit is off 1.4% over the last 12 months - however, consumer credit has declined at a 6.6% rate over the last 6 months - a record pace.

Note: Consumer credit does not include real estate debt.