Insights on Changing Consumer Behavior

Read The FIRST Report

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.
Enlightmint Brings Transactional Data Insights to Investors & Analysts
Enlightmint is a powerful analytics tool that brings transactional data sourced directly from financial institutions and payments companies to business and financial analysts. The online tool provides intelligent insights gleaned from millions of consumer transactions going back three years, covering more than 730 merchants and 270 publicly traded companies.

To learn more and to register for your free 14-day trial, visit www.enlightmintdata.com.

FIRST REPORT: JULY 15, 2020

The latest installment of our FIRST report is a largely uneventful one, with spending trends in the aggregate largely unchanged from the prior week. There were improvements in many categories, though they were mostly small.  Spending growth for both Amazon and the Video Game sector remains quite impressive, while travel-related spending remains concerningly weak.

RETAIL

Consumer spending in the overall retail category stabilized in the week ending July 12, growing 23% year-over-year, up slightly from 21% the prior week. In the Discount category, spending grew 36% at Discount Stores (up slightly from 34% the prior week) and 33% at Wholesale Clubs (up from 29% the prior week). In the Home Supply category, spending was largely unchanged, growing 35% year over year, down from 36% the prior week.   

Spending growth accelerated at the country’s two biggest retailers. Spending growth at Amazon continues at a quite healthy clip, at 70% year-over-year, while Walmart ticked up slightly at 6% year-over-year. Notably, Amazon widened its growth gap with Walmart. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Spending in the overall entertainment category improved modestly from prior week levels. Spending in the Restaurant category declined 9% year-over-year, up from a 15% decline the prior week. Spending in the Fast Food category grew 5% year-over-year, after growing 4% the prior week. Spending in the Video Game segment rebounded more sharply, growing 64% year over year, up from 51% the prior week. That video games are still growing at such a healthy clip may be one of the most surprising developments in this pandemic period.

TRAVEL

The Travel sector continues showing signs of rolling over, which for these industries is concerning given how hard hit they were earlier this year. Spending in the Air Travel segment fell 71% year-over-year, slightly worse than the 69% fall the prior week.  Spending on Lodging fell 20% year over year, only slightly worse than the 19% decline it saw the prior week. Consumer interest in travel in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases over the last several weeks seems to have waned.

FIRST REPORT ARCHIVE

FIRST Report 8/5/2020

FIRST Report 8/5/2020

FIRST Report 7-29-2020

FIRST Report 7-29-2020

FIRST Report 7/22/2020

FIRST Report 7/22/2020

FIRST Report 7-15-2020

FIRST Report 7-15-2020

FIRST Report – 7-8-2020

FIRST Report – 7-8-2020

FIRST Report – 7/1

FIRST Report – 7/1

FIRST Report 6-24-2020

FIRST Report 6-24-2020

FIRST Report 6-17-2020

FIRST Report 6-17-2020

FIRST Report 6-10-2020

FIRST Report 6-10-2020

FIRST Report 6-3-2020

FIRST Report 6-3-2020

First Report 5-27-2020

First Report 5-27-2020

FIRST Report 5-20-2020

FIRST Report 5-20-2020

FIRST Report 5-13-2020

FIRST Report 5-13-2020

FIRST Report 5-6-2020

FIRST Report 5-6-2020

FIRST Report 4-27-2020

FIRST Report 4-27-2020

FIRST Report 4-22-2020

FIRST Report 4-22-2020

FIRST Report 4-15-2020

FIRST Report 4-15-2020

Report 4-9-2020

Report 4-9-2020

First Report 4-8-2020

First Report 4-8-2020

FIRST Report 4-1-2020

FIRST Report 4-1-2020

FIRST Report 3-25-2020

FIRST Report 3-25-2020

CONTACT US

Register to receive additional Consumer Economic Impact reports, and to learn more about Enlightmint.