Consumer Spending Report (CSR): CSG’s Spending Monitor Increases for Second Straight Month; Strong Consumer Spending Projected for October

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

October 2016

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased to 106.5.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index decreased slightly to 105.6.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index increased to 102.

For the second straight month, the Chain Store Guide U.S. Spending Monitor experienced an increase. Retail spending is projected to be stronger throughout the month of October compared to September, while restaurant spending is expected to be relatively flat. Overall, uncertainties with the economy and upcoming election do not appear to be causing consumers to tighten their wallets…

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October 2016

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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.
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