U.S. lower- and middle-income consumer spending per month 2016/17

This statistic shows the U.S. self-reported lower- and middle-income consumer spending on a monthly basis for the ongoing year. The survey is conducted doing daily telephone interviews among approx. 30,000 adults per month in the U.S. The graph shows the 30-day average for each month to depict an annual trend. Lower- and middle-income consumers are Americans making less than 90,000 U.S. dollars a year. In July 2017, the average daily spending of lower- and middle-income Americans amounted to 80 U.S. dollars.

U.S. lower- and middle-income consumer spending from July 2016 to July 2017, by month

Spending in U.S. dollars
Jul '1780$
Jun '1778$
May '1779$
Apr '1781$
Mar '1775$
Feb '1773$
Jan '1770$
Dec '1682$
Nov '1682$
Oct '1675$
Sep '1669$
Aug '1672$
Jul '1675$
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Source

Release date

August 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 2016 to July 2017

Number of respondents

about 30,000 per month

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Annual income of less than 90,000 U.S. dollars

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Gallup's Consumer Spending measure is calculated from responses to a basic question asking Americans each day to estimate the amount of money they spent "yesterday," excluding the purchase of a home or an automobile, or normal household bills. The result is a real-time indicator of discretionary retail spending, fluctuations in which are sensitive to shifts in the economic environment.

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