Tony Alexander

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Consumer Sentiment Eases But Spending Intentions Rise

Friday September 6th 2013

There has been a slight reduction this month in the net percent of people feeling confident about the economy to 21% from  29% in July and August. Nevertheless, a net 8% of our 521 respondents  (compared with 6% in August) still expect to spend more than usual in the coming month with a gross 17% thinking about buying a car. Thoughts about buying furniture and appliances are not changing with a gross 39% thinking of making such a purchase compared with 41% in August and 39% also in July.