At 5: 00 pm local time & # 39; Thanksgiving, consumers spent $ 1,750 million on online purchases.
Consumers & # 39; US formed long lines in shops Friday to take advantage of the annual sales & # 39; "Black Friday", with great discounts on clothing and electronics.
Offered evidence that economic b & # 39; robust and higher wages are enabling more spending at the beginning of & # 39; season & # 39; sales & # 39; crucial holiday & # 39; end of the year.
"I am spending more, the general mood is more optimistic," said Sharon Neidert, 57, who was visiting New York City from Ohio. "My daughter moved this year, so I have more disposable income," said Neidert, a & # 39; software company manager.
The Black Friday, one shopping days of the most important of the year in the US, marks the beginning of the main season shopping & # 39; end of which depend shops of retail and is being watched closely by analysts and economists. clue about the retail sales sector of the health and economy b & # 39; in general.
For Neil Saunders of & # 39; GlobalData Retail, he had a solid start. "More people have already bought more than in & # 39; this time of last year, and their average spending is higher", he said, noting that the average cost was & # 39; US $ 407.20 , 2.1% more than last year.
One question investors face during the last weeks of 2018 is whether the US economy is at the end of & # 39; cycle was driven by tax cuts of last year, but is face increasing difficulties, including price increases. a & # 39; interest rates, trade war with China and issues & # 39; credit.
Consumption firm and confident can & # 39; delay or reduce any possible reduction.
Shoppers bought expensive items such as TVs, the iPad tablet and Apple clocks in stores and on the Internet & # 39; Target Corp., while Walmart Inc was the item that was selling more phones, toys, game consoles video and kitchen.
At 5: 00 pm local time in the & # 39; Thanksgiving, consumers spent 1,750 million US dollars on online shopping, 28.6% more than a year ago, led by sales & # 39; advanced phones, said Adobe Analytics. transaction tracking & # 39; 80 of the top 100 online retailers in the United States.
Consumers in & # 39; Washington led purchases in the country b & # 39; more than 2.3 million online transactions, followed by more than 954,000 in New York, more than 415 000 in & # 39; Dallas and 389 000 in Houston, according to the processor payment First data Corp., which collects data from about one million American store.
Retailers of & # 39; electronics, such as Best Buy Co. Inc., registered the largest number of & # 39; transactions, followed by department stores, like Macy & # 39; s Inc., according to data of & # 39; Adobe Analytics.
The National Federation of Retail predicts that retail sales & # 39; & # 39 parties; end of the year in the United States in & # 39; November and f & # 39; December will increase between 4.3 and 4.8% in relation to 2017, a total of & # 39; between US $ 717 450 million and US $ 720 890 million . This compares with & # 39; average annual increase of & # 39; 3.9% in the last five years.
About 38% of consumers & # 39; the United States planned to buy on Black Friday of & # 39; this year and six in 10 of those buyers do believe that at least half of their shopping holidays in & # 39; that day, Reuters survey showed last week. Ipsos.
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