The Commerce Department report also showed that personal incomes rose 0.4%.
Consumer spending accounts for 70% of economic activity in the US.
The spending increase has been linked to falling unemployment and relatively warm weather this year.
Spending for Feburary was revised from an increase of 0.8% to 0.9%.
In contrast, the UK has fallen back into a technical recession, after figures last week showed a contraction in GDP for the last quarter.