CSG Spending Monitor: Strong Consumer Spending Expected To Ring In The New year

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

January 2017

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased to 108.2.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index decreased to 104.9.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index increased slightly to 104.8.

Consumer confidence in the economy is still riding high after President-Elect Donald Trump’s historic victory. Chain Store Guide’s US Spending Monitor reached another twelve-month high in December polling, indicating American consumers feel confident about the strength of the economy as well as the state of their current and future personal finances. The restaurant industry continues to be volatile, as consumers are eating out less and eating home more. Still, bright spots can be found in certain segments. Household goods and home improvements should see a slight uptick in consumer activity throughout the first quarter of 2017…

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January 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.
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