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Friday, July 29, 2022

Personal Income increased 0.6% in June; Spending increased 1.1%

by Calculated Risk on 7/29/2022 08:37:00 AM

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

Personal income increased $133.5 billion (0.6 percent) in June, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $120.4 billion (0.7 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $181.1 billion (1.1 percent).

The PCE price index increased 1.0 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 0.6 percent. Real DPI decreased 0.3 percent in June and real PCE increased 0.1 percent; goods increased 0.1 percent and services increased 0.1 percent.
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The June PCE price index increased 6.8 percent year-over-year (YoY), up from 6.3 percent YoY in May.

The PCE price index, excluding food and energy, increased 4.8 percent YoY, up from 4.7 percent in May.

The following graph shows real Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) through June 2022 (2012 dollars). Note that the y-axis doesn't start at zero to better show the change.

Personal Consumption Expenditures Click on graph for larger image.

The dashed red lines are the quarterly levels for real PCE.

Personal income and the increase in PCE were both above expectations.

Inflation was above expectations.