The Quarterly Debt Monitor is a detailed report on various types of consumer debt. National data are provided, along with data for the four largest metro areas in the St. Louis Fed's District: St. Louis; Little Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; and Memphis, Tenn. The publication was discontinued in 2017.
In the fourth quarter of 2016, auto debt grew more slowly but subprime delinquencies on car loans rose.
The upward trend in per capita consumer debt slowed in the third quarter of 2016..
Auto and student loans remained the fastest growing consumer debt categories in the second quarter.
For a long time after the recession, consumers shed debt. But it’s growing again – up 2.1 percent from the first quarter last year.