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WATCH: Looking beyond traditional economic indicators to understand consumer behavior

Posted by George Augustaitis on August 31, 2020

For a deeper dive into the current state of the economy, it’s important to look beyond traditional economic and automotive data and look more generally at consumer behavior. In around eight minutes, I’ll walk you through the importance of a variety of indicators I’m keeping a pulse on, including:

  • Gross movie sales
  • OpenTable seated diners data
  • Hotel occupancy rates
  • TSA checkpoint data
  • Gasoline consumption
  • Public transportation turnstile entries

Combined, this data gives us valuable insight into the changes in consumption and spending habits that are playing a role in the economy’s recovery post-COVID-19.

Watch the full recording below or download the slides here.

Topics: consumer behavior, covid-19, economic indicators, recovery