On Wednesday, survey data from the Conference Board, a New York-based 501 non-profit research group having had over 1,000 member organizations in public and private sector, had unenveloped that US Consumer Confidence had turbocharged further in December as a roaring US economy appears to be well poised to continue an expansion deeper into 2022 amid an ease in Omicron associated concerns.
On top of that, the survey data from Conference Board released earlier on Wednesday had unfurled that the number of Americans looking to purchase big-ticket items such as top-tier household appliances alongside motor vehicles, rose significantly earlier in December, while consumers’ bookings for vacations over next six month surged amid an ease in pandemic associated concerns.
In tandem, American households, wealth of which had been hovering at a record level, remained utterly Panglossian about a US labor market what has reportedly been closing in on a maximum employment. Meanwhile, citing that US consumers’ optimism had picked up sharply over recent past with prospects rising on a sustenance of fresh capital influx deeper into next year, a corporate economist with Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, Virginia, Robert Frick said followed by the data, “Consumers are bullish on 2022.
This is further evidence that consumer spending will keep rising and be the main factor fueling the expansion”.
US Consumer Confidence soars in December
According to Conference Board’s survey report, the New York-based business research group’s index for US Consumer Confidence stepped up to 115.8 in December, insanely beating an analysts’ estimate of 110.8, while November data was revised higher to 111.9.
Nonetheless, although, US consumers’ inflation expectation over next twelve months declined to a reading of 6.9 per cent compared to a 13-year peak of 7.3 per cent logged in November, an index that underscores survey participants’ view on whether US jobs are adequate, dipped to a reading of 42.6 per cent compared to a figure of 44.7 a month earlier.