Polling Indicates Consumer Confidence Remains Strong

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

March 2017

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased to 113.1.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index decreased to 106.0.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index increased to 104.6.

The Chain Store Guide US Spending Monitor reached another all-time high during February polling, indicating continued consumer confidence in the economy and personal finances. While fewer respondents rated the US economy as excellent or good, those indicating a ‘poor’ economy fell to 19%, an all-time low. The overwhelming majority of Americans have a positive current economic view (excellent, good, or fair). Additionally, only 18% of respondents rated current personal finances as ‘poor’, also an all-time low…

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March 2017

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The CSG US Spending Monitor, Retail Spending Index, and Restaurant Spending Index are monthly indexes of consumer spending intentions and capacity based on interviews with a random sample of 1,500 U.S. adults. In addition to spending, the survey asks consumers their opinions on the U.S. economy and their personal finances, retail and other discretionary spending. The Monitor began in January 2014 with a base index of 100. CSG captures a unique view of consumer, retail, and foodservice spending intentions. The CSR includes the CSG US Spending Monitor, which tracks economic confidence and spending intentions of US consumers, the CSG Restaurant Spending Index, which measures consumer spending intentions for restaurant purchases, and the CSG Retail Spending Index that measures consumer retail and discretionary spending confidence. The CSR will be available to all customers this summer delivered on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive the CSR report in your email, fill out the form to the left. Download Past Issues:
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