moving totals

moving totals

[′müv·iŋ ′tōd·əlz]
(statistics)
The sum of the year's figures and those of some years before and after it.
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Useful perspective comes from looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending April 2019 versus the 12 months ending April 2018.
4-QUARTER TOTAL ANNUAL RATE OF HOMEOWNER EXPENDITURES CHANGE 4-QUARTER IN BILLIONS OF $ MOVING TOTALS 2003 Q1 121.7 7.7 Q2 121.0 5.0 Q3 123.1 4.8 Q4 119.9 -1.3 2004 Q1 123.5 1.5 Q2 127.2 5.1 Q3 133.3 8.3 Q4 143.4 19.6 2005 Q1 148.7 20.4 Q2 150.8 18.6 Q3 158.0 18.5 Q4 149.9 4.5 2006 Q1 155.4 4.5 Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies Note: Table made from bar graph.
Additional perspective is made possible by looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending April 2018 versus the 12 months ending April 2017.
ANNUAL RATE OF CHANGE 4-QUARTER MOVING TOTALS Q4 2002 10.8 Q1 2003 7.7 Q2 5.0 Q3 4.8 Q4 -1.3 Q1 2004 1.5 Q2 5.1 Q3 8.3 Q4 19.6 Q1 2005 20.4 Q2 4.5 Q3 4.4 Q4 4.3 Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies Note: Table made from line graph.
Useful perspective comes from looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending March 2018 versus the 12 months ending March 2017.
ANNUAL RATE OF CHANGE 4-QUARTER MOVING TOTALS 2002 3 4.9 4 10.8 2003 1 7.7 2 5.0 3 4.8 4 -1.3 2004 1 1.5 2 5.1 3 8.3 4 19.6 2005 1 20.4 2 132.9 3 139.1 Note: Table made from line graph.
Further perspective comes from looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending March 2017 versus the 12 months ending March 2016.
$150 (not adjusted for inflation) 4-QUARTER TOTAL HOMEOWNER ANNUAL RATE OF CHANGE EXPENDITURES IN BILLIONS OF $ 4-QUARTER MOVING TOTALS 2002 1 113.0 1.7 2 115.2 5.9 3 117.4 4.9 4 121.5 10.8 2003 1 121.7 7.7 2 121.0 5.0 3 123.1 4.8 4 119.9 -1.3 2004 1 123.5 1.5 2 127.2 5.1 3 133.3 8.3 4 126.1 5.2 2005 1 129.9 5.2 Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies Note: Table made from bar graph.
4-QUARTER TOTAL HOMEOWNER EXPENDITURES IN BILLION OF $ 2002 2003 2004 109.6 121.7 123.5 113.0 121.0 127.2 115.2 123.1 129.4 117.4 119.9 126.7 121.5 ANNUAL RATE OF CHANGE 4-QUARTER MOVING TOTALS 4.8 7.7 1.5 8.7 5.0 5.1 5.9 4.8 5.1 4.9 1.3 5.7 10.8 Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies Note: Table made from bar graph.
Useful insight comes from looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending April 2015 versus the 12 months ending April 2014.
4-QUARTER TOTAL HOMEOWNER EXPENDITURES IN ANNUAL RATE OF CHANGE BILLIONS OF $ 4-QUARTER MOVING TOTALS 111.9 7.7 108.9 4.8 113.0 8.7 115.2 5.9 117.4 4.8 121.5 10.8 121.7 7.7 121.0 5.0 123.1 4.8 119.9 -1.3 123.5 1.5 125.8 4.0 129.3 5.1 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Added perspective is obtained by looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending February 2015 versus the same period in 2014, which lessens the volatility inherent in comparisons of just two months.