consumers spending Archive

Soft Consumer Spending Leads to Flat Retail Demand in Q1.2017

In the wake of a moderate 2016, the rate of economic growth remained tepid during the first quarter of 2017, with a 1.2 percent annual increase, based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the...

Industrial Demand Slows in Wake of Soft Consumer Spending

In the wake of a soft 2016, the economic growth remained weak during the first quarter of 2017. Based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the United States...

Retail Rent Growth Enters 2017 on Upward Swing

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that...

Latest GDP (4th Quarter 2015)

Economic growth was feeble in the final quarter of 2015, rising only 0.7 percent. One bright spot, however, was the housing sector, which through new home construction and rising home sales drove housing investment to rise by 8.2 percent....

Higher Consumer Spending Leads to Declining Retail Vacancies

The economy performed better than expected in the second quarter of this year. Recently revised data show that real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 3.7 percent, to $16.3 trillion, according to the Bureau of...