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The report includes an overview of the changes in household well-being over the last three years, a breakdown of planned and recent spending, and consumers' assessment of when the feelgood factor will return to the economy.

Free to Mintel Oxygen subscribers, the report is the second in an ongoing series of quarterly updates. Each quarter, the core tracker questions are supplemented by a focus on a different demographic group - this quarter, the emphasis is on families - and by additional research into emerging economic development.

Mintel's Consumers and the Economic Outlook - Quarterly Update shows that families tend to be struggling more than most. They are continuing to spend, however, and the research shows that consumers are already anticipating Christmas: spending intentions on clothes and electricals, in particular, have increased over the last few months.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Datapack

    • Current financial situation

        • Figure 1: “How would you generally describe your financial situation at the moment?”, February 2009-October 2011
    • Impact of the Slowdown

        • Figure 2: “How much impact has the slowdown had on your own financial situation?”, January 2009-October 2011
    • Financial Confidence

        • Figure 2: “And how do you feel about your financial situation over the next year or so?”, January 2009-October 2011
    • Spending Plans

        • Figure 4: Previous and planned spending, July 2011-October 2011

    About the report

    This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

    • The Consumer

      What They Want. Why They Want It.

    • The Competitors

      Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

    • The Market

      Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

    • The Innovations

      New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

    • The Opportunities

      Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

    • The Trends

      What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

    Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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