Posts Tagged: ‘consumer spending’

Consumer Debt Increases in May on Student and Auto Loans

July 13, 2016 Posted by kingcade

The Federal Reserve reported that borrowing increased by $18.6 billion in May, an increase from $13.4 billion in April.  Borrowing in the auto and student loan category climbed 16.2 billion. Borrowing in the credit card category increased 2.4 billion.

This gain in May pushed total consumer credit to a record 3.62 trillion. Consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, is expected to surge, helping boost the overall economy.  Non-revolving debt, a category that includes auto loans, student loans, boats, and vacations accounts for $16.2 billion of the total increase.

Student loans and motor vehicle loans typically represent the bulk of non-revolving credit. Due to easy credit, subprime auto loans likely played a part in this.

Economists are forecasting that second quarter growth will accelerate to a rate of around 2.5 percent.  The increase is due to the expected employment growth, which slowed this spring, but will continue to increase in the coming months. A recent report reveals employers added 287,000 jobs in June, a substantial improvement from the small gain of 11,000 jobs in May.

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Related Resources:

http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/consumer-debt-auto-student/2016/07/08/id/737822/

http://www.minyanville.com/business-news/markets/articles/2523economy/7/9/2016/id/57742

Trending Now: Consumer Spending on the Rise, Personal Incomes Remain Flat

January 31, 2014 Posted by kingcade

The Commerce Department has reported that consumer spending increased 0.4 percent after rising by a revised 0.6 percent in November. Consumer spending recorded its strongest gain in three years in the fourth quarter, helping lift the economy to a 3.2 percent annual growth rate.

However, income was unchanged last month after rising 0.2 percent in November. This is a possible reflection of the end of jobless benefits for approximately 1.3 million long-term unemployed last month. Weak income growth combined with strong spending means less savings for Americans. The saving rate – the percentage of disposable income households are saving – fell to an 11-month low of 3.9 percent in December.

Both inflation measures remain stuck below the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target. That suggests that the Federal Reserve, which is gradually reducing the amount of money it is supplying the economy, will hold interest rates near zero for a while.

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