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COVID-19 spurs drop in consumer expectations that will likely worsen
The Expectations Index, part of The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Survey®, measures consumer expectations over the next six months. This March, consumer expectations suffered one of its largest one-month declines—on par with steep drops of the past. It indicates increased pessimism for business conditions, employment, and income prospects. And this may be just the beginning: such a steep drop often signals a significant collapse in consumer spending and a severe economic contraction ahead. We can expect further declines in April as the effects of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and widening unemployment continue to take hold.
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