ASX 200 retail shares rise as consumer confidence improves

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ASX 200 retail shares are rising today following news consumer confidence has lifted.

Among consumer shares leaping today are Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX: HVN), JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH), Premier Investments Ltd (ASX: PMV) Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES).

So let’s take a look at why these ASX 200 retail shares are rising.

Consumer confidence improves

JB Hi-Fi shares are lifting 3.64% today, while Harvey Norman shares are up 1.76% and Premier Investments shares are 1.13% in the green. Meanwhile, the Wesfarmers share price is up 0.89%.

Consumer confidence jumped 0.2% last week, according to the latest ANZ-Roy Morgan research. Confidence grew in South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, while it was down in Victoria and Western Australia.

Today’s slight lift in confidence was the first rise since the final week of June, potentially boosting ASX 200 retail shares.

Commenting on the results, Australian Economics ANZ head David Plank said:

Consumer confidence steadied as concerns about the economic outlook ebbed, likely driven by the strong labour market print last week.

High inflation and rising interest rates are feeding into households’ weak assessment of their financial conditions. That is yet to show up in spending behaviour, however.

Inflation expectations also lowered slightly by 0.2% to 5.8%. Plank said inflation expectations fell to a one month low as global fuel prices moderated. He added:

Australia’s wholesale petrol prices declined last week fuelling hopes that retail prices will moderate. This will likely be good news for sentiment if it occurs.

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Motley Fool contributor Monica O’Shea has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd. and Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Premier Investments Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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