NEW YORK, Aug 14 Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers' preliminary August consumer sentiment fell to 63.2 from July's final reading of 66.0, according to a report released on Friday.
Economists in a Reuters survey expected a preliminary August reading of 68.5.
Below is a table of the survey's components:
Aug-P July June May April Sentiment 63.2 66.0 70.8 68.7 65.1 Current conditions 64.9 70.5 73.2 67.7 68.3 Expectations 62.1 63.2 69.2 69.4 63.1 1-year inflation 2.8 2.9 3.1 2.8 2.8 5-year inflation 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8
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. (Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)
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