Wednesday, November 23, 2011

University of Michigan Survey of Consumers November 2011 (Final)

Today's final release of the Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers for November indicated improvement in consumer sentiment with a reading of 64.1 but falling 10.47% below the level seen last year while one year inflation expectations went flat at 3.2%.

The Index of Consumer Expectations (a component of the Conference Board's Index of Leading Economic Indicators) rose to 55.4, and the Current Economic Conditions Index climbed to 77.6.

It's important to recognize that consumer sentiment has seriously eroded over the past few months with the current results remaining near levels not seen since 1980, a major indication that consumers are in the process of tightening even further on spending.