Monday, October 29, 2012

Disposable income and sales trends

After plummeting during the recession, retail sales resumed their rate of climb.

A chart that shows just the retail sales gives an idea of how important food services (restaurants) are in the above chart:

Finally, a chart of disposable personal income:

It looks like disposable personal income isn't rising as quickly as retail sales; suggesting that debt is making up the difference.

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