consumer confidence


: the good feelings that people have about the economy
There is a recent increase in consumer confidence.

Examples of consumer confidence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Business Shoppers’ holiday spending is expected to top $957 billion, a record amount Nov. 2, 2023 Advertisement Although retail sales and consumer confidence fell in October, people feel differently about the holidays. Carly Olson, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Years of spiraling prices, rising interest rates, deteriorating housing affordability, and brewing geopolitical conflict abroad have left many Americans feeling uncertain and left behind—a fact reflected in the dismal consumer confidence numbers and in Biden’s unpopularity in polls. Will Daniel, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 Expectations for sales growth for the festival, which is viewed as a gauge of consumer confidence, were subdued this year as the economy struggles to recover. Casey Hall, Fortune, 12 Nov. 2023 An early-October survey of consumer confidence in the U.K. published Thursday recorded the sharpest decline in a single month since April 2020, when the country was locked down to limit the spread of Covid-19. Paul Hannon, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 But that alone won’t offset the impact of lower consumer confidence. Zhiyong Yang, The Conversation, 13 Sep. 2023 The issue is seen as one of the biggest tests for the leadership in Beijing this year as officials work to stem a broader economic slowdown that has also battered consumer confidence, exports and retail spending. Michelle Toh, CNN, 6 Sep. 2023 So, why does consumer confidence under Biden look so different depending on the metric? Politifact Staff Writer, Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2023 The unemployment rate is near record lows, but consumer confidence and President Biden’s approval ratings are depressed. Mickey D. Levy, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Consumer confidence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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