Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Consumer Credit Declines in February

by Calculated Risk on 4/07/2010 03:08:00 PM

The Federal Reserve reports:

Consumer credit decreased at an annual rate of 5-1/2 percent in February 2010. Revolving credit decreased at an annual rate of
13 percent, and nonrevolving credit decreased at an annual rate of 1-1/2 percent.
Consumer Credit Click on graph for larger image in new window.

This graph shows the year-over-year (YoY) change in consumer credit. Consumer credit is off 4.0% over the last 12 months.

Consumer credit has declined for 12 of the last 13 months - and declined for 13 of the last 14 months and is now 5.2% below the peak in July 2008.

Note: The Fed reports a simple annual rate (multiplies change in month by 12) as opposed to a compounded annual rate. Consumer credit does not include real estate debt.