US disposable personal income up 0.7% in June, personal consumption expenditures up 1.1%; monthly changes reflected increase in compensation and proprietors' income, increase in spending for goods and services: Dept. of Commerce

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WASHINGTON , August 2, 2022 (press release) –

Personal income increased $133.5 billion (0.6 percent) in June, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (tables 3 and 5). Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $120.4 billion (0.7 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $181.1 billion (1.1 percent).

The PCE price index increased 1.0 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 0.6 percent (table 9). Real DPI decreased 0.3 percent in June and real PCE increased 0.1 percent; goods increased 0.1 percent and services increased 0.1 percent (tables 5 and 7).

                                                                                 2022
  Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
                                                                                                 Percent change from preceding month
Personal income:  
     Current dollars 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6
Disposable personal income:  
     Current dollars 0.6  0.6 0.4 0.6 0.7
     Chained (2012) dollars 0.1  -0.4 0.2  0.0 -0.3 
Personal consumption expenditures (PCE):  
     Current dollars 0.6 1.2 0.5 0.3 1.1
     Chained (2012) dollars 0.0 0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.1 
Price indexes:  
     PCE 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.6 1.0
     PCE, excluding food and energy 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6
Price indexes: Percent change from month one year ago
     PCE 6.3 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.8
     PCE, excluding food and energy 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.8

 

Current-Dollar Measures

The increase in current-dollar personal income in June primarily reflected increases in compensation (led by private wages and salaries) and proprietors' income (mainly nonfarm) (table 3). Other current transfer receipts increased $12.9 billion in June, reflecting a legal settlement from corporate business to persons. The national income and product accounts record these settlements on an accrual basis in the month when the settlement is reached, regardless of when they are recorded on companies’ financial statements.

The $181.1 billion increase in current-dollar PCE in June reflected an increase of $94.9 billion in spending for goods and an increase of $86.2 billion in spending for services (table 3). Within goods, gasoline and other energy goods was the leading contributor to the increase. Within services, the largest contributors to the increase were spending for health care and for housing and utilities (mainly housing). Detailed information on monthly PCE spending can be found on Table 2.3.5U.

Personal outlays increased $186.5 billion in June (table 3). Personal saving was $944.5 billion in June and the personal saving rate—personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income—was 5.1 percent (table 1).

Prices

From the preceding month, the PCE price index for June increased 1.0 percent (table 9). Prices for goods increased 1.5 percent and prices for services increased 0.6 percent. Food prices increased 1.0 percent and energy prices increased 7.5 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 0.6 percent. Detailed monthly PCE price indexes can be found on Table 2.3.4U.

From the same month one year ago, the PCE price index for June increased 6.8 percent (table 11). Prices for goods increased 10.4 percent and prices for services increased 4.9 percent. Food prices increased 11.2 percent and energy prices increased 43.5 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 4.8 percent from one year ago.

Real PCE

The 0.1 percent increase in real PCE in June reflected an increase of 0.1 percent in spending on goods and an increase of 0.1 percent in spending on services. Within goods, an increase in durable goods (led by motor vehicles and parts) was partly offset by a decrease in nondurable goods (led by food and beverages). Within services, increases in health care, food services and accommodations, and "other" services (led by international travel), were the leading contributors. Detailed information on monthly real PCE spending can be found on Table 2.3.6U.


Updates to Personal Income and Outlays

Estimates have been updated for April and May. Revised and previously published changes from the preceding month for current-dollar personal income, and for current-dollar and chained (2012) dollar DPI and PCE, are provided below.

  Change from preceding month
April May
Previous Revised Previous Revised Previous Revised Previous Revised
(Billions of dollars) (Percent) (Billions of dollars) (Percent)
Personal income:  
     Current dollars 106.2 96.5 0.5 0.5 113.4 128.0 0.5 0.6
Disposable personal income:  
     Current dollars 85.2 75.4 0.5 0.4 96.5 109.0 0.5 0.6
     Chained (2012) dollars 34.8  29.1  0.2  0.2  -9.5 1.2 -0.1 0.0
Personal consumption expenditures:  
     Current dollars 92.8 80.0 0.6 0.5 32.7 43.3 0.2 0.3
     Chained (2012) dollars 43.9 35.6 0.3 0.3 -54.8 -45.7 -0.4 -0.3

 

Annual Update of the National Economic Accounts
BEA will release results from the 2022 annual update of the National Economic Accounts, which includes the National Income and Product Accounts as well as the Industry Economic Accounts, on September 29, 2022. This update will present revised statistics for GDP, GDP by Industry, and gross domestic income that cover the first quarter of 2017 through the first quarter of 2022. Updated monthly personal income and outlays will be released on September 30, along with the August 2022 estimate. For details, refer to Information on Updates to the National Economic Accounts.

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Next release: August 26, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EDT
Personal Income and Outlays, July 2022

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