Consumers and The Economic Outlook - US - February 2013
“Mintel’s data show that consumers are aware that they do not have nearly enough saved for either short-term concerns or for long-term goals such as retirement. In addition, they are not overly optimistic about the housing market, and are not relying on their homes to appreciate in value. What this means is that the household deleveraging process of the last few years is only the beginning. Consumers are now focusing on building financial security in different ways than those they have traditionally relied on.”
– Susan Menke, Senior Financial Services Industry Analyst
Some questions answered in this report include:
- Are there indications that consumers will spend more in the future?
- Which groups are struggling the most in the current economy?
- How optimistic are homeowners about real estate prices?
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