The US consumer confidence index in October was 98.6 points, down from 100.1 points in September, final data from the University of Michigan showed. Analysts had expected a decline to 99 points. Consumer attitude to the current financial situation in the country deteriorated to 113.1 points from 115.2 points. The indicator, which determines their expectations for the next 6 months, dropped to 89.3 points from 90.5 points. In the medium term, Americans expect inflation at the level of 2.9%, rather than 2.7%, as it was predicted earlier. For many tomorrows, their forecast dropped to 2.4% from 2.5%. The indicator of personal finance score of 130 points was the lowest since May.
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