Usa, fiducia consumatori agosto in calo - Conference Board

martedì 28 agosto 2012 17:04
 

Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Conference Board's U.S. consumer 
confidence index fell in August to 60.6 from a downwardly 
r e vised 65.4 in July, the private business research group 
reported on Tuesday.     
    The original figure reported in July was 65.9.      
    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 66.0.
   
for the August index.       
    Below are the highlights of the survey: 
              
COMPOSITE SERIES INDEX NUMBERS (1985=100 Seasonally Adjusted)   
  
                           Aug    July   Rev From   June     
Overall Index              60.6   65.4     65.9     62.7      
Present Situation          45.8   45.9     46.2     46.6      
Expectations               70.5   78.4     79.1     73.4      
      
PRESENT SITUATION INDEX: PERCENT      
                           Aug    July   Rev From   June      
Business Conditions      
    Good                   15.2   13.7     13.8     14.2    
    Bad                    34.4   34.4     34.2     35.9      
    Normal                 50.4   51.9     52.0     49.9     
Employment      
    Jobs Plentiful          7.0    7.8     7.8       8.3      
    Jobs not so plentiful  52.3   51.2    51.4      50.5      
    Jobs hard to get       40.7   41.0    40.8      41.2     
      
EXPECTATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HENCE: PERCENT       
                           Aug   July  Rev From    June      
Business Conditions       
    Better                 16.5   19.0    18.9      16.0      
    Worse                  17.7   15.1    14.6      15.8      
    Same                   65.8   65.9    66.5      68.2      
Employment       
    More jobs              15.4   17.6    17.6      14.8      
    Fewer jobs             23.4   20.6    20.3      20.8      
    Same                   61.2   61.8    62.1      64.4      
Income      
    Increase               15.7   14.2    14.2      15.3      
    Decrease               16.8   14.9    14.8      15.1     
    Same                   67.5   70.9    71.0      69.6 
Inflation Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted) Average     
                            Aug    July Rev from    June   
                            5.9    5.4      5.4      5.3 
           
    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.      
          
 
 
Keywords: USA ECONOMY/CONFIDENCE