Every month the NY Fed surveys consumers as to what they will spend in the upcoming year. The Downtrend is still intact.
The New York Fed Survey of Consumer Expectations shows that consumers are more optimistic.
In the latest set of SCE results, 40.2 percent of respondents say that their household financial situation has improved compared to a year ago—the highest such reading since the survey's inception in June 2013. Consumers' outlook for the year ahead has also improved, with only 10.2 percent of respondents expecting their household to be worse off financially in twelve months' time, down from 12.5 percent in January.
However, consumers do not expect to spend any more. The downtrends are still intact on one-year look-ahead spending projections.