Consumer confidence in the US exceeded forecasts in September

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In September, the consumer confidence index in the US reached a maximum of half a year value of 100.8 points, preliminary data from the University of Michigan showed . In August, the index was 96.2 points. Economists had predicted the index at the level of 96.7 points. The attitude of consumers to the current situation in the country has improved to 116.1 points from 110.3 points in the previous month. The indicator, which determines consumer expectations for the next 6 months, rose to 91.1 points from 87.1 points. The outlook for the medium term dropped from 3% to 2.8%, for the long run - from 2.6% to 2.4%. 56 percent of Americans who participated in the survey, indicated an improvement in the financial situation. The maximum growth for 3 months was shown by an index evaluating the conditions for the purchase of durable goods.

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