Except at Gas Pump, Not Much Spending Going On

Saturday, April 19, 2008 | 04:00 PM

Today's chart porn is courtesy of the NYT's Floyd Norris:

"AMERICANS are cutting back on purchases of things they do not have to have, sending retail sales down sharply at many types of stores.

Those cutbacks, which now seem to be worse than at any time since the 1990-91 recession, are helping to slow the economy and to spur calls in Washington for more fiscal stimulus even before the government starts to send out money to most taxpayers next month.

Those checks could provide at least a temporary stimulus, but until they arrive, the slowdown in spending appears to be nationwide.

In its beige book report on economic conditions released this week, the Federal Reserve said that surveys by the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks found that “consumer spending was characterized as softening across most of the country.” The Fed said that in 10 of the 12 districts, spending on things other than cars was down, while car sales were generally reported to be flat or declining."



courtesy of NYT


Except at Gas Pump, Not Much Spending Going On
NYT, April 19, 2008

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amazing yoy charts. yet the equity market stampedes ahead as if this over, go figure.

Posted by: surferdude | Apr 19, 2008 4:10:27 PM

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