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#Consumer Spending

# consumer-spending - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Irish retailers could be in for a bleak Christmas as shoppers flock online

Weaker sterling has driven more bargain-hungry consumers to shop online instead.

# consumer-spending - Thursday 28 August, 2014

142 registrations drive 'exceptional' consumer spending last month

Car sales are a massive 32.1% higher than last year.

# consumer-spending - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Retail Excellence Ireland says that hot beverage sales are an indicator of a stronger employment market.

# consumer-spending - Monday 30 June, 2014

Lending to small businesses is up for the first time in 18 months

Non financial corporations are pulling down more cash, but households are still borrowing less.

# consumer-spending - Monday 23 December, 2013

Business booming for Aldi and Lidl as discounters show growth at expense of Tesco

The German discount chains have been gaining ground in the last 12 months, as shoppers continue to keep a close watch on their grocery spend.

# consumer-spending - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# consumer-spending - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Summer sales drive down clothing and footwear prices

Prices of household items were also down last month.

# consumer-spending - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Christmas shoppers and sales up on 2011 says Retail Excellence Ireland

Good news for retailers from the evidence so far on St Stephen’s Day says the retail representative body.

# consumer-spending - Monday 30 January, 2012

IBEC downgrades growth forecast amid ‘challenging’ conditions

The business group believes the economy will not live up to Department of Finance predictions this year.

# consumer-spending - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Tesco sees falling sales in Ireland

Despite subdued demand, the retailer reported overall rising profits as its other international divisions performed well.

# consumer-spending - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Central Bank revises down economic expectations for 2012

Good news: GDP is to expand by more than expected this year. Bad news: GDP is to grow by less than expected next year.

# consumer-spending - Monday 19 September, 2011

Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy

Davy’s research division has revised its forecasts for Irish economic growth down as the global outlook deteriorates.

# consumer-spending - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Emergency Department nurses in Limerick vote in favour of industrial action; former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army is jailed for war crimes; and we are left in no doubt about Madonna’s taste in blooms…

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

# consumer-spending - Monday 5 September, 2011

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal

Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.

# consumer-spending - Friday 30 July, 2010

THE RESULTS of the latest Consumer Confidence Monitor show that 22% of people surveyed this month believe the country will be better off.

The figure compares favourably to March when only 9% of people felt positive and November when the figure was just 8%.

Positivity has also reached people’s personal finances with over half of people saying they expected their income this year to be higher or the same as last years income. The survey also highlighted

11% of people expected their income to be higher in the coming year.

46% expected their pay to remain the same.

A small increase in the numbers who expected to buy more goods and services

58% of people feel the economy will be better off in the year ahead.

The survey of over 1,000 people by Behaviour and Attitudes shows that people in Dublin remain the most optimistic.

However the latest review from Retail Excellence Ireland says sales have declined by over 5% in June, up from 4.94 in May and 2.02 in April.