The Rise of Tariffs Drops Spending

People Are Spending Less in Preparation of Price Increases on Imports

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June 2019

Every year, there are several months that CSG can predict with a fair amount of certainty. For instance, December will always be high due to the holiday with January’s percentage dropping before the numbers slowly rise as the months move into summer. Historically, June has always been a month that shows an elevation in potential spending, but this year, the US spending monitor dropped nearly two full points.

On May 10, the tariffs on $200B Chinese imports was raised from 10% to 25% with talks of increasing the number to over $300B imports. The increase put pressure on the already strained apparel and hardware industries, and discount stores have been left struggling to find ways to meet sales demands without increasing prices. Then on May 30, an announcement was made proposing an increase in tariffs on Mexican imports starting June 10 with 10% and rising to 25% by October. Unfortunately, with no way around it, retailers are slowly increasing product prices to compensate for the rise in taxes, which leaves consumers not wanting to spend…

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June 2019

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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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