by Calculated Risk on 1/27/2023 08:41:00 AM
The BEA released the Personal Income and Outlays report for December:
The PCE price index increased 0.1 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 0.3 percent. Real DPI increased 0.2 percent in December and Real PCE decreased 0.3 percent; goods decreased 0.9 percent and services were unchanged.
The December PCE price index increased 5.0 percent year-over-year (YoY), down from 5.5 percent YoY in November, and down from the recent peak of 7.0 percent in June 2022.
The following graph shows real Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) through December 2022 (2012 dollars). Note that the y-axis doesn’t start at zero to better show the change.
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The dashed red lines are the quarterly levels for real PCE.
Personal income was at expectations, and the decrease in PCE was slightly below expectations.