Giant BBRG visualization that walks you though the important retail sales data:


Click for interactive graphic slideshow.

Source: Bloomberg


Nice job, Matt!

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media

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2 Responses to “How We Spend”

  1. supercorm says:

    Too bad some graphs aren’t up to date. For exemple, the car loan-to-value ratio is now back up to 90% from 80% on the graph, thx to stable used car prices and low default rate as borrowers will pay their car loans before the mortgage (you can sleep in your care but you cant drive your house!).

    Otherwise, very nice interactive graphs…


    BR: Those are the most recent data points from Bloomberg. I dont know what your source is, but . . .

  2. Frilton Miedman says:

    Could increased purchases of trucks signal an increase in the service sector?

    I’m keeping an eye on household debt, wages, U/E and rates, while h-holds have deleveraged, debt to income is still significantly high historically, yet debt service is extremely low, while total employment is roughly 5% less of total population than per capita 2007.