Personal spending in the United States jumped 4.2 percent from a month earlier in March 2021, following a 1.0 percent fall in February and slightly beating market consensus of a 4.1 percent growth. It was the largest increase in consumption since June 2020, as households received an additional round of direct economic impact payments from the government. Spending on goods was supported by both nondurable, led by “other” nondurable goods, which includes recreational items like games, toys, and hobbies, and durable goods, in particular motor vehicles and parts. In addition, the largest contributor to the increase in spending on services was spending for food services and accommodations. source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Personal Spending in the United States averaged 0.53 percent from 1959 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 8.70 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -12.70 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Personal Spending - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Personal Spending - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.
Personal Spending in the United States is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Personal Spending in the United States to stand at 0.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Personal Spending is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.