consumer spending - updates

Rappler's latest stories on consumer spending


Fed chair warns of widening inequality as U.S. consumption dives

May 30, 2020 - 7:30 AM

United States consumer spending plunges by a record 13.6% in April 2020

SHOPS CLOSED. The sculpture 'Torso' by Robert Graham stands on iconic and nearly empty Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, on March 18, 2020. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Feeling the inflation pinch, Filipinos hold back on spending

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:32 PM

TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018

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Jan 10, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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NEDA: Higher inflation in 2017 likely to hurt consumer spending

Jan 10, 2017 - 1:45 PM

But the National Economic and Development Authority NEDA says it will not have a significant impact on the country s economic growth this year

BUYING POWER. Expect increase of prices of basic goods and services to be much faster this year than in 2016. Photo by Agence France-Presse

US Black Friday: more shoppers but less spent per head

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Sales over the Thanksgiving holiday which extends into so called Cyber Monday are a good indicator of the health of US consumer spending

BIG HAUL. Shoppers with their arms full walk to their cars during the 'Black Friday' sales at a Best Buy store in Culver City, California on November 25, 2016. Mark Ralston/AFP

Filipino consumers most optimistic in the world for Q2 2016 – Nielsen

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Research firm Nielsen says confidence in the Philippines is at an all time high buoyed by the promise of future reforms

April PH imports decline, lowest in 3 months

Jun 25, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Capital and consumer goods remain afloat despite the year on year decline the National Economic and Development Authority says

PH imports drop 14.2% in January

Mar 25, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The continuous fall of oil prices causes the month on month decline says NEDA

Black Friday sales down as shopping habits change

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:33 AM

National Retail Federation: A strengthening economy a highly competitive environment early promotions and the ability to shop 24 7 online all contributed to the shift witnessed this weekend

DISCOUNT RUSH. Bargain hunters crowd a Walmart to take advantage of their so-called 'Black Friday' sales on Thanksgiving Day in Fairfax, Virginia USA, 27 November 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

9 products Filipinos can't live without

Feb 21, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Bath soap tops the must have list of those in Metro Manila detergent for those in other parts of Luzon and toothpaste in Visayas and Mindanao

Grocery cart image via Shutterstock.

Philippines, Indonesia consumers among most optimistic - survey

Feb 08, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Consumers in Philippines and Indonesia show extreme improvements in confidence despite the global uncertainty

Filipinos treating themselves more in 2012

Feb 03, 2013 - 10:06 AM

Filipinos spend their extra money to pamper themselves on beauty and travel

EVERY PESO COUNTS. Consumer spending supported the Philippines strong economic growth in 2012. Photo by Katherine Visconti.

Filipinos' spending on food and pampering power growth

Feb 01, 2013 - 1:53 PM

The Philippine economy soars to 6 6 in 2012 as Filipinos spend more on food and themselves

EVERY PESO COUNTS. Consumer spending supported the Philippines strong economic growth in 2012. Photo by Katherine Visconti.

INFOGRAPHIC: A merry Filipino Christmas

Jan 06, 2013 - 7:55 AM

The Christmas season is the busiest and most lucrative holiday season in the Philippines

Tap P2.9-T low-income mkt, retailers urged

Dec 05, 2012 - 10:00 AM

The Philippines low income sector which makes up 90 of the population is a big market for low cost high quality goods

Superstorm Sandy hits US consumer spending

Nov 30, 2012 - 10:33 PM

The largest of the adjustments it made was for work interruptions which reduced wages and salaries by about 18 billion at an annual rate

THOUSANDS HOMELESS. Cars piled on top of each other at the entrance to a garage on South Willliam Street in Lower Manhattan October 31, 2012 in New York as the city begins to clean up after Hurricane Sandy. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

US breaks $1-B for first time in online Black Friday shopping

Nov 26, 2012 - 10:36 AM

US shoppers spend heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day analysts and retailers say

Filipinos buying less more often - Nielsen

Jul 19, 2012 - 3:19 PM

A report by global information company Nielsen shows Filipinos visit grocery stores more often but shop with smaller baskets