No Improvement in Salvadoran Consumer Confidence

Indexes of business and consumer confidence, though slightly higher in July than June, have stagnated.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

From June to July the business confidence index increased by 6.6% to 96.8 but is still well below its historical average of 100.6.

"In the case of the consumer index, it rose steadily until the middle of 2009 when it began to drop until June this year with a slight recovery in July. June's figure was 94.1, July's 99.2 - a 5.4% increase, but still below the 99.8 historical average," reports Elsalvador.com.

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As of June, the consumer confidence index was 114.9 points, 8.3 points higher than that of the previous month (106.7).

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The indicator that is closely monitored by businesses improved in July by 1.3 points in relation to June.

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August 2008

According to the Salvadoran Foundation for Social and Economic Development (FUSADES), the consumer and business confidence has dropped.

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July 2008

The consumer confidence index prepared by the German pollster GfK and Guatemala's Chamber of Industry shows a 17-point decline in consumer confidence betweenFebruary and May.

It's now 70 points below the critical level of 100, which reflects pessimism. It is lowest among women, persons older than 36 years, some segments of minors and some who live in the country's interior.

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