Specialists of the University of Michigan, calculating the index of consumer confidence in the US, reported that the September value of the index was 100.1 points, significantly exceeding the August level of 96.2 points. However, the indicator did not reach the forecasts of analysts, who had expected its growth to 100.6 points. Nevertheless, the value of the index in September was the highest for six months. The attitude of Americans to the current financial situation has improved to 115.2 points from 110.3 points in August. The indicator, which determines the expectations of consumers for the next 6 months, rose to 90.5 points against 87.1 points. The inflation forecast for the medium term dropped to 2.7% from 3%, for many tomorrows – to 2.5% from 2.6%.
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