Usa, fiducia consumatori marzo 59,7, sotto attese 68,0

martedì 26 marzo 2013 15:05
 

26 marzo (Reuters) - The Conference Board's U.S. consumer confidence index
fell in March to 59.7 from an downwardly revised 68.0 in February, the private
business research group 
reported on Tuesday.      
    The original figure reported for February was 69.6.       
    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 68.0 
for the March index.        
    Below are the highlights of the survey:  
               
COMPOSITE SERIES INDEX NUMBERS (1985=100 Seasonally Adjusted)    
   
                           Mar     Feb   Rev From    Jan      
Overall Index              59.7    68.0     69.6     58.4      
Present Situation          57.9    61.4     63.3     56.2       
Expectations               60.9    72.4     73.8     59.9       
       
PRESENT SITUATION INDEX: PERCENT       
                           Mar     Jan   Rev From   Jan       
Business Conditions       
    Good                   16.0    17.6    18.1     16.1    
    Bad                    29.3    28.2    27.8     28.4       
    Normal                 54.7    54.2    54.1     55.5     
Employment       
    Jobs Plentiful          9.4    10.1    10.5      8.5       
    Jobs not so plentiful  54.4    53.0    52.5     54.9      
    Jobs hard to get       36.2    36.9    37.0     36.6      
       
EXPECTATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HENCE: PERCENT        
                           Mar     Feb  Rev From    Jan      
Business Conditions        
    Better                 14.4    18.0    18.9     15.6      
    Worse                  18.3    16.6    16.5     20.4       
    Same                   67.3    65.4    64.6     64.0       
Employment        
    More jobs              12.3    16.1    16.7     14.4       
    Fewer jobs             26.6    22.1    21.5     26.7      
    Same                   61.1    61.8    61.8     58.9      
Income       
    Increase               13.7    15.8    15.7     13.5       
    Decrease               18.0    19.3    19.6     23.3      
    Same                   68.3    64.9    64.7     63.2      
       
Inflation Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted) Average      
                           Mar    Feb   Rev from   Jan    
                           5.9    5.6     5.5      5.7 
            
    The monthly survey of roughly 5,000 U.S. households is     
conducted by NFO Research Inc. of Greenwich, Connecticut, for    
the Conference Board, a New York-based business and economics    
research group funded by major corporations globally. 
 
 
    
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