June Consumer Sentiment Declined 1.3% from May, Up 6.2% YOY

Ann Arbor, MI, June 28, 2024-Consumer sentiment declined 1.3% in June, according to final results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers. 

This represents a 6.2% increase year over year. 

“Consumer sentiment held steady in June; this month’s reading was a scant and statistically insignificant 0.9 index points below May and well within the margin of error,” says Survey of Consumers director Joanne Hsu. “While consumers exhibited confidence that inflation will continue to moderate, many expressed concerns about the effect of high prices and weakening incomes on their personal finances. These trends offset the improvements in the short- and long-run outlook for business conditions stemming in part from expectations for softening interest rates. Still, sentiment is currently about 36% above the trough seen in June 2022.

“Year-ahead inflation expectations fell from 3.3% last month to 3.0% this month; in comparison, these expectations ranged between 2.3 to 3.0% in the two years prior to the pandemic. Long-run inflation expectations came in at 3.0% for the third consecutive month and have remained remarkably stable over the last three years. These expectations remain somewhat elevated relative to the 2.2-2.6% range seen in the two years pre-pandemic.”