LATAM - Primary Consumer Sentiment Index - October 2016

The Thomson Reuters/Ipsos Monthly Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI) was released today for the following countries: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

Argentina

The Argentina Primary Consumer Sentiment (“Consumer Confidence”) Index (“PCSI”) as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos PCSI for October,2016 is up 1.5 percentage points over last month.

The monthly PCSI result is driven by the aggregation of the four, weighted, sub-Indices:  the PCSI Employment Confidence (“Jobs”) Sub- Index which is up 2.1 points; the PCSI Economic Expectations (“Expectations”) Sub-Index which is down 0.6 points; the PCSI Investment Climate (“Investment”) Sub-Index which is up 1.5 points; and the PCSI Current Personal Financial Conditions (“Current Conditions”) Sub-Index which is up 2 percentage points over last month.

Brazil

The Brazil Primary Consumer Sentiment (“Consumer Confidence”) Index (“PCSI”) as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos PCSI for October,2016 is up 2.7 percentage points over last month.

The monthly PCSI result is driven by the aggregation of the four, weighted, sub-Indices:  the PCSI Employment Confidence (“Jobs”) Sub- Index which is up 3.3 points; the PCSI Economic Expectations (“Expectations”) Sub-Index which is up 1.9 points; the PCSI Investment Climate (“Investment”) Sub-Index which is up 2.2 points; and the PCSI Current Personal Financial Conditions (“Current Conditions”) Sub-Index which is up 3 percentage points over last month.

Mexico

The Mexico Primary Consumer Sentiment (“Consumer Confidence”) Index (“PCSI”) as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos PCSI for October,2016 is down 4.3 percentage points over last month.

The monthly PCSI result is driven by the aggregation of the four, weighted, sub-Indices:  the PCSI Employment Confidence (“Jobs”) Sub- Index which is down 2.9 points; the PCSI Economic Expectations (“Expectations”) Sub-Index which is down 5.1 points; the PCSI Investment Climate (“Investment”) Sub-Index which is down 3.3 points; and the PCSI Current Personal Financial Conditions (“Current Conditions”) Sub-Index which is down 2.4 percentage points over last month.

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