CON­SUMERS STILL STRUG­GLING

Finweek English Edition - - Economic Trends -

THE HOUSE­HOLD SEC­TOR ex­pe­ri­enced some fi­nan­cial strain as job losses con­strained dis­pos­able in­come. House­hold debt grew by a mod­er­ate 2% year on year in fourth quar­ter 2009, with the Fi­nan­cial Sta­bil­ity Re­view re­port­ing house­holds at­tempted to con­tain their li­a­bil­i­ties. As a per­cent­age of dis­pos­able in­come, house­hold debt in­creased marginally to 79,8% in fourth quar­ter 2009.

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