The Consumer Credit indicator reflects the extent of American system of credits through credit cards, personal loans and hire purchase. It is an indicator of consumer demand. High value of this indicator suggests that consumers are not afraid of taking loans to meet their material needs. However, the figures are often revised, and have significant seasonal variations. For example, consumer credit is growing in anticipation of Christmas and New Year.
It has a limited impact on the market. Growth of the index is a good factor for the national economy and leads to the growth of the dollar.
- Release Frequency: monthly.
- Release Schedule: 15:00 EST, 7th of the month.
- Source: Federal Reserve.