TABLE-Reuters/U Mich Dec. final sentiment index 74.5

NEW YORK, Dec 23 (BestGrowthStock) – The Thomson Reuters/University
of Michigan Surveys of Consumers’ index of consumer sentiment
rose to 74.5 for the final December figure from 71.6 in the
final November reading, according to a report released on
Thursday.

The preliminary December figure was 74.2.

Economists in a Reuters survey expected a final December
reading of 74.7.

Below is a table of the survey’s components:

Dec Nov Oct Sept Aug
Sentiment 74.5 71.6 67.7 68.2 68.9
Current conditions 85.3 82.1 76.6 79.6 78.3
Expectations 67.5 64.8 61.9 60.9 62.9
1-year inflation 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.2 2.7
5-year inflation 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8

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.

TABLE-Reuters/U Mich Dec. final sentiment index 74.5