Spending on Durable Goods Falls in August

Personal income increased 0.2 percent in August after increasing 0.4 percent personal-income-table-sept-30in July. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.1 percent in August after increasing 0.5 percent in July.

Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI), after-tax income, increased 0.2 percent in August after increasing 0.4 percent in July.

Real DPI, income adjusted for taxes and inflation, increased 0.1 percent in August after increasing 0.3 percent in July.

Real consumer spending (PCE), spending adjusted for price changes, decreased 0.1 percent in August after increasing 0.3 percent in July. Spending on durable goods decreased 1.3 percent in August after increasing 2.3 percent in July.

PCE prices increased 0.1 percent in August after remaining flat in July. Excluding food and energy, PCE prices increased 0.2 percent in August after increasing 0.1 percent in July.

Personal saving rate
Personal saving as a percent of DPI was 5.7 percent in August and 5.6 percent in July.

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