Insights on Changing Consumer Spending

Facteus Insight Report on Consumer Spending and Transactions (FIRST)
Daily Consumer Spending Index

The daily US Consumer Spend Index shows the percentage change in spending on a daily basis, compared to consumer spending in 2019.

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FIRST REPORT: OCTOBER 14, 2020

Consumer spending eased up a bit the week ending October 11, falling 3% year over year after going positive in the prior week. The biggest week-to-week declines came in the Retail category, with the biggest drop showing up in the Department Store segment. Amazon continues to outperform, with another week growing in excess of 60% year over year. Video Games was the standout segment in terms of growth, surging 83% year over year.

RETAIL

The aggregate Retail category saw a fairly steep drop in spending from the prior week, growing 26% year over year in the week ending October 11, vs 35% growth in the prior week. The biggest drop came in the Department Store segment, with spending growth falling to 12% year over year growth vs. 26% the prior week. Discount Stores and Wholesale Clubs also saw week-to-week drops, growing 36% and 42% year over year respectively. The Home Supply segment also dropped week over week but is still growing at a 50% pace over 2019. The gap between Amazon and Walmart remains wide. More impressively, Amazon has maintained year-on-year growth in excess of 60% for the entirety of the pandemic. Look for a big spike next week in Amazon spending growth driven by Prime Day.

ENTERTAINMENT

Spending in the aggregate Entertainment category was largely unchanged from the prior week, declining 8% year over year. Spending growth in the Restaurant segment slowed a bit from 12% to 7% year over year, and growth in the Fast Food segment fell from 19% to 15%. The bright spot is the Video Game segment, which saw spending growth surge, growing 83% year over year, up from 57% the prior week.

TRAVEL

Spending in the aggregate Travel segment decelerated a bit in the week ending October 11, declining 42% year over year. Interestingly, Air Travel saw its first week to week decline since mid-July, posting a 53% decline in the week. Lodging spends also retracted a bit, declining 9% year over year, down from a 4% decline in the prior week.

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