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ECON: Consumer Spending Turns Positive In November, Incomes Higher
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Personal income increased $85.8 billion, or 0.6 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $74.7 billion, or 0.6 percent, in November, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. - Income +0.6 vs +0.3 consensus
- Core PCE Prices 0.0 vs +0.1 consensus
- Consumer Spending +0.4 vs +0.3 consensus, -0.1 previously

Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $41.3 billion, or 0.4 percent. In October, personal income increased $7.5 billion, or 0.1 percent, DPI increased $6.4 billion, or 0.1 percent, and PCE decreased $6.6 billion, or 0.1 percent, based on revised estimates.

Real disposable income increased 0.8 percent in November, in contrast to a decrease of 0.1 percent in October. Real PCE increased 0.6 percent, in contrast to a decrease of 0.2 percent.

Personal outlays -- PCE, personal interest payments, and personal current transfer payments -- increased $42.6 billion in November, in contrast to a decrease of $5.3 billion in October. PCE increased $41.3 billion, in contrast to a decrease of $6.6 billion.




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