Real Consumer Spending Rose in November

pi1Personal income rose 0.4 percent in November after rising 0.3 percent in October. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, rose 0.5 percent in November after rising 0.3 percent in October.

Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI), after-tax income, rose 0.3 percent in November, the same increase as in October.

Real DPI, income adjusted for taxes and inflation, increased 0.5 percent in November after increasing 0.3 percent in October.

Real consumer spending, spending adjusted for price changes, increased 0.7 percent in November after increasing 0.2 percent in October. Spending on durable goods increased 2.3 percent in November after increasing 0.4 percent in October. Purchases of motor vehicles and parts accounted for about half of the increase in November.

PCE prices decreased 0.2 percent in November after remaining flat in October. Excluding food and energy, PCE prices remained flat in November after increasing 0.2 percent in October.

Personal saving rate
Personal saving as a percent of DPI was 4.4 percent in November and 4.6 percent in October.

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