Consumer credit in the United States went down by USD 12.1 billion in March after climbing an upwardly revised USD 20 billion in February and missing market expectations of USD 15 billion rise. It is the first decrease since August 2011 as revolving credit including credit card borrowing decreased USD 28.2 billion after advancing a revised USD 3.3 billion in the previous month and non-revolving credit including loans for education and automobiles jumped USD 16.1 billion after a revised USD 16.6 billion gain in the prior month. Year-on-year, credit grew 3.4 percent after rising 5.7 percent in February.

Consumer Credit in the United States averaged 4.54 USD Billion from 1943 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 115.58 USD Billion in December of 2010 and a record low of -111.81 USD Billion in December of 2015. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Consumer Credit Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Consumer Credit Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Federal Reserve

Consumer Credit in the United States is expected to be 9.82 USD Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Credit in the United States to stand at -12.32 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Consumer Credit Change is projected to trend around 20.93 USD Billion in 2021 and 21.35 USD Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Consumer Credit Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-12.04 19.92 115.58 -111.81 1943 - 2020 USD Billion Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-07 08:00 PM Dec $22.06B $11.81B $15B $15.1B
2020-03-06 08:00 PM Jan $12.02B $20.25B $16.5B $16.4B
2020-04-07 07:00 PM Feb $22.33B $12.1B $14B $15.1B
2020-05-07 07:00 PM Mar $-12.1B $20B $15B $14.7B
2020-06-05 07:00 PM Apr $-12.1B $-20B $-23B
2020-07-08 07:00 PM May $12.5B
2020-08-07 07:00 PM Jun $ 9.8B
2020-09-08 07:00 PM Jul


News Stream
US Consumer Credit Drops in March
Consumer credit in the United States went down by USD 12.1 billion in March after climbing an upwardly revised USD 20 billion in February and missing market expectations of USD 15 billion rise. It is the first decrease since August 2011 as revolving credit including credit card borrowing decreased USD 28.2 billion after advancing a revised USD 3.3 billion in the previous month and non-revolving credit including loans for education and automobiles jumped USD 16.1 billion after a revised USD 16.6 billion gain in the prior month. Year-on-year, credit grew 3.4 percent after rising 5.7 percent in February.
2020-05-07
US Consumer Credit Accelerates
Consumer credit in the United States went up by USD 22.33 billion in February, up from an upwardly revised USD 12.1 billion gain in January and well above market expectations of a USD 14 billion rise. Revolving credit including credit card borrowing increased USD 4.2 billion after declining a revised USD 2.4 billion in the previous month. Meanwhile, non-revolving credit including loans for education and automobiles jumped USD 18.1 billion after a revised USD 14.5 billion climb in the prior month. Year-on-year, credit grew 6.4 percent, up from a 3.5 percent expansion in January.
2020-04-07
US Consumer Credit Grows Below Expectations
Consumer credit in the United States went up by USD 12 billion in January, down from a downwardly revised USD 20.25 billion gain in December and below market expectations of a USD 16.5 billion rise. Revolving credit including credit card borrowing declined USD 3.1 billion after rising a revised USD 11 billion in the previous month. Meanwhile, non-revolving credit including loans for education and automobiles jumped USD 15.1 billion after a USD 9.2 billion advance in the prior month. Year-on-year, credit grew 3.4 percent, down from a 5.8 percent expansion in December.
2020-03-06
US Consumer Credit Growth at 5-Month High
Consumer credit in the United States went up by USD 22.1 billion in December 2019, up from a downwardly revised USD 11.8 billion gain in November and above market expectations of a USD 15 billion rise. That was the biggest monthly gain since July, as revolving credit including credit card borrowing climbed USD 12.7 billion, the most since 1998, following a USD 3 billion decline in November. Meanwhile, non-revolving credit including loans for education and automobiles rose USD 9.4 billion, the least since September, from a USD 14.7 billion advance in the prior month. Year-on-year, credit grew 6.3 percent, after rising 3.4 percent in the previous month. In 2019, credit growth was at 4.7 percent, the same pace as in 2018.
2020-02-07

United States Consumer Credit Change
In the United States, Consumer Credit refers to outstanding credit flows extended to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures, excluding loans secured by real estate.