Usa, fiducia consumatori maggio sale oltre attese-Conference Board

martedì 28 maggio 2013 16:04
 

28 maggio (Reuters) - The Conference Board's U.S. consumer
confidence index rose in May to 76.2 from an upwardly revised
69.0 in April, the private business research group reported on
Tuesday.      
    The original figure reported for April was 68.1.       
    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 71.0 
for the May index.        
    Below are the highlights of the survey:  
               
COMPOSITE SERIES INDEX NUMBERS (1985=100 Seasonally Adjusted)   
   
                           May     April Rev From    March 
Overall Index              76.2    69.0     68.1     61.9 
Present Situation          66.7    61.0     60.4     59.2 
Expectations               82.4    74.3     73.3     63.7 
       
PRESENT SITUATION INDEX: PERCENT       
                           May     April Rev From    March 
Business Conditions       
    Good                   18.8    17.5    17.2      16.4 
    Bad                    26.0    27.6    28.1      29.1 
    Normal                 55.2    54.9    54.7      54.5 
Employment       
    Jobs Plentiful         10.8     9.7     9.8       9.5 
    Jobs not so plentiful  53.1    53.4    53.1      55.1 
    Jobs hard to get       36.1    36.9    37.1      35.4 
       
EXPECTATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HENCE: PERCENT        
                           May     April Rev From    March 
Business Conditions        
    Better                 19.2    17.2    16.9      15.0 
    Worse                  12.1    14.8    15.1      17.7 
    Same                   68.7    68.0    68.0      67.3 
Employment        
    More jobs              16.8    14.3    14.2      13.0 
    Fewer jobs             19.7    21.8    22.4      26.0 
    Same                   63.5    63.9    63.4      61.0 
Income       
    Increase               16.6    16.8    16.8      14.6 
    Decrease               15.3    15.9    16.0      17.7 
    Same                   68.1    67.3    67.2      67.7 
       
Inflation Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted) Average      
                           May     April Rev from    March 
                           5.3     5.5     5.5       5.8 
            
    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.