Personal Income and Outlays

July Personal Consumption Expenditure and Personal Income were both in line with expectations. Although June growth was revised up a tiny amount the trends of the last several months were unbroken. Nominal Expenditure has accelerated to 3.8% YoY but only financed by a lower savings rate due Personal Income running at a 3.2% trend. Perhaps confidence amongst consumers has risen, but that does not seem to be the case looking at surveys. While Nominal Disposable Income is running a bit closer to Nominal Personal Expenditure, Disposable Income per capita growth, is in line with nominal weekly wages at an ugly… Read More