RPT-TABLE-Reuters/U Mich Aug prelim sentiment index 69.6

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Aug 13 (BestGrowthStock) – Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan
Surveys of Consumers’ preliminary August consumer sentiment
rose to 69.6 from 67.8 in the final July reading, according to
a report released on Friday.

Economists in a Reuters survey expected a final July
reading of 69.3.

Below is a table of the survey’s components:

Aug-P July June May April
Sentiment 69.6 67.8 76.0 73.6 72.2
Current conditions 78.3 76.5 85.6 81.0 81.0
Expectations 64.1 62.3 69.8 68.8 66.5
1-year inflation 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.2 2.9
5-year inflation 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.7

THE SURVEY: The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan
Surveys of Consumers, a monthly series of data on U.S. consumer
sentiment, are produced by the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. Thomson Reuters has exclusive rights to
distribute the data for six months after the release.

RPT-TABLE-Reuters/U Mich Aug prelim sentiment index 69.6