North America - Primary Consumer Sentiment Index - October 2016

The Thomson Reuters/Ipsos Monthly Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI) was released today for the following countries: Canada and the United States.

Canada

The Canada Primary Consumer Sentiment (“Consumer Confidence”) Index (“PCSI”) as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos PCSI for October,2016 is equal to 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 0.5 points; the PCSI Economic Expectations (“Expectations”) Sub-Index which is down 0.5 points; the PCSI Investment Climate (“Investment”) Sub-Index which is up 0.6 points; and the PCSI Current Personal Financial Conditions (“Current Conditions”) Sub-Index which is up 0.6 percentage points over last month.

US

The US Primary Consumer Sentiment (“Consumer Confidence”) Index (“PCSI”) as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos PCSI for October,2016 is up 1 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 equal to; the PCSI Economic Expectations (“Expectations”) Sub-Index which is down 0.2 points; the PCSI Investment Climate (“Investment”) Sub-Index which is up 1.7 points; and the PCSI Current Personal Financial Conditions (“Current Conditions”) Sub-Index which is up 2.3 percentage points over last month.

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