Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
Macroeconomics  |  December 21, 2012 15:44:08

U.S. - Consumer spending rose in November, in line with estimates


Consumer spending in the U.S. vl istopadu grew by 0.4% compared to the October decline of 0.1%. November's results met expectations of the market. The growth in expenses were primarily "restorative" purchases after Hurricane Sandy, the beginning of Christmas shopping season and the coming tax changes.
Expenses, adjusted for the effects of inflation rose by 0.6%, which was the most since August 2009. Adjusted expenses break down long-term consumption grew by 2.9% compared to the October decline by 0.9%. Expenditure on other goods, including fuel rose by 0.3%, as well as charges for services.

Consumer spending has traditionally been involved in about 70% of the total GDP in the U.S. economy.

Americans' incomes rose in November by 0.6% compared with October improved by 0.1%. The market in this regard counted with growth of 0.3%. Salaries and wages rose in November by 0.6% compared to the October decline by 0.3%.

Savings rate in November rose to 3.6%.

Hurricane Sandy with speeches influenced total of 24 U.S. states, but accurate quantification is difficult.
Start of main shopping season in the year was about 13% stronger than last year.
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