Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

July 2016

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased by one point during June polling to establish a new 12-month high of 108.2.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index increased a full three points to reach an all-time high of 110.2. This follows the slight decrease seen during last month’s reading.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index increased nearly three points, reaching an all-time high reading of 107.5.

Chain Store Guide’s U.S. Spending Monitor increased for a fourth straight month and again reached a new 12-month high. Meanwhile, both the CSG Restaurant Spending Index and the CSG Retail Spending Index reached all-time highs since inception of the Chain Store Guide CSR report 27 months ago.

With impressive figures for all three of CSG’s indexes, July is shaping up to be an extremely strong month across the board for consumer spending…

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CSG: Consumer Spending Report
July 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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