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Still spending after all these fears

Although consumer spending in the United States has slowed in certain categories (home and electronics, for example) some segments are experiencing double-digit growth. According to our latest Consumer Pulse research, real credit and debit sales of cosmetics have gone up 16 percent, pet supplies sales have grown 11 percent, and grocery stores have seen 12 percent growth. Click through the interactive to see more categories.

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To read the article, see “The Great Uncertainty: US consumer confidence and behavior during inflationary times,” August 16, 2022.