HI 2020 Outlook HERO

HIRI's Home Improvement Outlook 2020

Jan 28, 2020

Ask an Economist: Home Improvement’s 2020 Outlook

In 2019, real GDP slowed from 3.1% in the first quar­ter to 1.9% at the end of Q3. Con­sumer spend­ing is lead­ing the Unit­ed States expan­sion, sup­port­ed by gains in employ­ment, real wages and house­hold wealth. Eco­nom­ic expan­sion is expect­ed to con­tin­ue through 2020, but clear neg­a­tive forces have the poten­tial to damp­en this growth.

Pos­i­tive forces

  • Employ­ment growth
  • Real wage gains
  • Ris­ing house­hold net worth
  • Low-inter­est rates

Neg­a­tive forces

  • High stu­dent debt burdens
  • Auto sales correction
  • Import tar­iffs

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