The Federal Reserve just released U.S. consumer credit data for the month of August.
Total credit expanded $US13.625 billion (or 5.4%) in August to $US3.037 trillion.
Economists expected a smaller, $US12.0 billion expansion after an upward-revised $US10.4 billion advance in July.
Revolving credit — credit cards and the like — fell $US0.9 billion (1.2%) to $US848.9 billion.
Non-revolving credit — auto loans, student loans, and the like — advanced $US14.5 billion (8.0%) to $US2.188 trillion.