Consumer expectations about the economy weakened in Feb. according to the CEA-CNET Index of Consumer Expectations.
Consumer expectations for technology spending over the next year fell to 85.6 in Feb. from 88 a month earlier. The index is formulated from a 1,000 person telephone survey.
Following is a table of consumer expectations for technology:
=============================================================================== Feb. Jan. Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. July 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 =============================================================================== Consumer Expectations 174.7 177.3 170.7 156.6 159.6 156.8 158.8 159.1 Technology (ICTE) 85.6 88.0 93.6 91.2 89.6 81.9 84.4 79.8 =============================================================================== Note: The CEA-CNET Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE) measures consumer expectations about the broader economy. The index carries a maximum value of 300 and a minimum value of 100. The CEA-CNET Index of Consumer Technology Expectations (ICTE) measures consumer expectations about technology spending. The index carries a maximum value of 200 and a minimum value of zero. SOURCE: The CEA-CNET Consumer Sentiment Indexes are a joint effort of The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and CNET (www.cnet.com).
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