The Observatoire Cetelem on consumer spending

Consumers and sellers, a relationship on the brink? Crisis, crisis, crisis… For over two years now European consumers have lived with the crisis as a backdrop. With rising unemployment, the debt crisis affecting different States, fears about spending power and an uncertain economic outlook, there are many reasons for consumers to observatoire-cetelem-consommation-2011be worried, but they […]

Consumers and sellers, a relationship on the brink?

Crisis, crisis, crisis… For over two years now European consumers have lived with the crisis as a backdrop. With rising unemployment, the debt crisis affecting different States, fears about spending power and an uncertain economic outlook, there are many reasons for consumers to observatoire-cetelem-consommation-2011be worried, but they have not given up. Indeed, household spending held up rather well in 2009 and 2010.