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Economic Data (USA)

Friday, May 26, 2006

Personal Income & Consumer Spending for April, 2006

The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis this morning released their monthly report on Consumer Spending and Personal Income for April, 2006:

Personal Consumption Expenditures
(a.k.a. Consumer Spending)

Consensus: +0.6%
Actual: +0.6%

Personal Income
Consensus: +0.7%
Actual: +0.5%

The above percentages represent the month-to-month change in Consumer Spending and Personal Income for the entire United States. The "consensus" is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the actual or real figure.

Click here to view the full Commerce Department report (PDF).



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