CSG Spending Monitors: Strong Consumer Spending Projected Into The Holiday Season

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

December 2016

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased to 107.2.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index experienced the largest increase to 108.8.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index increased to 104.3.

With the presidential election in the rear-view mirror, American businesses and consumers are attempting to return to some sort of economic normalcy. What that means for the future is far from certain; however, in the near term consumer spending remains strong and is projected to be stronger through the holiday season. All of Chain Store Guide’s spending indexes increased during November polling, leading to a strong December forecast. The CSG Restaurant Spending Index surprisingly jumped the most, indicating consumers are again loosening their wallets in regards to away-from-home food purchases…

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December 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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