Consumer Spending Report (CSR): CSG’s Spending Monitor Rebounds During August Polling; Stronger Consumer Spending Projected for September

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

September 2016

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased to 103.4.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index increased to 106.0.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index decreased to 101.9

Despite ongoing uncertainty about the strength of the U.S. economy and upcoming presidential election, strong consumer spending has been a constant throughout the year. Many economists have speculated that consumers are enabling the economy to maintain a relatively healthy status, despite more traditional measures of GDP growth and exports remaining comparatively stagnant. Based on polling, September projects to be another strong month for consumer spending…

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September 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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