Consumer debt in US was $2.17 trillion in April 2006

US consumers took on an extra $10.6 bln in debt in April 2006, the most in 10 months, the Federal Reserve reported. Total outstanding consumer credit in April rose by 5.9% to $2.170 trillion. Revolving debt (credit cards) rose by $3 bln. Nonrevolving debt (car loans) rose by $7.6 bln, or 6.7%.