Quarter By Numbers: Q2 2018
Generally speaking, global conditions for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry remained positive in second-quarter 2018. Some regions showed significant growth promise, while others showed a slight pullback from gains earlier in the year. With many markets experiencing notable increases in GDP growth, conditions were favorable for manufacturers and retailers. Inflation, however, is rising in many markets, which is effectively working against gains in GDP.
In contrast to the growth in GDP across many markets, consumer confidence around the globe dipped slightly in the second quarter, with the Confidence Board reporting a two-index-point drop in global confidence. That drop in consumer sentiment was reflected in a slight pullback in spending in certain markets, as skepticism about the future had some consumers feeling as though their free cash would be better served in savings rather than on discretionary purchases.
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