"Resolution is critical to forestall decreases in consumer discretionary spending as a precaution against a worsening economy," said Chief Economist for The University of Michigan's survey Richard Curtin. An end to the trade war would be necessary to encourage consumers to participate in the economy, he added. Still, the survey's print topped expectations of 97.1 by economists polled by Reuters.
Consumer sentiment slips in July, hampered by concerns over trade dispute
U.S. consumer sentiment slipped last month, pressured by rising fears over the repercussions of escalating tariffs. Sentiment among consumers fell to 97.9 in July from 98.2 in June, according to the University of Michigan's monthly survey of consumers. The decline resulted from fears over the impact of tariffs on the domestic economy.
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