Consumer credit, Truck sales, Covid

Consumer borrowing to spend is a component of private sector deficit spending that offsets unspent income to support GDP which is sales/income. Consumer borrowing is also ‘dissaving’ so a drop in borrowing is recorded as an increase in savings. The open question is to what degree the fiscal adjustment/increase in public sector deficit spending is offsetting the drop in private sector deficit spending:

A few weeks after new cases started moving up deaths may have just begun to follow: