RPT-TABLE-Reuters/U Mich March final sentiment index 57.3

Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:55am EDT

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 March 27 (Reuters) - The Reuters/University of Michigan
Surveys of Consumers' final March consumer sentiment
index rose to 57.3 from February's final reading of 56.3
according to a report released on Friday.
 Economists in a Reuters survey expected a final March
reading of 56.6.
 Below is a table of the survey's components:
                         March    Feb     Jan   Dec   Nov
Sentiment                   57.3     56.3    61.2  60.1  55.3
Current conditions          63.3     65.5    66.5  69.5  57.5
Expectations                53.5     50.5    57.8  54.0  53.9
1-year inflation             2.0      1.9     2.2   1.7   2.9
5-year inflation             2.6      3.1     2.9   2.6   2.9
THE SURVEY: The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of
Consumers, a monthly series of data on U.S. consumer sentiment,
are produced by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Reuters has exclusive rights to distribute the data
for six months after the release.

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