In One Chart: Sales of Christmas trees suggest consumers are more joyful than a year ago

Need another sign that Americans are merrier about the economy?

Check out how sales of Christmas trees are shooting up.

The chart below indicates that sales have increased 10% from a year ago, in the four-week period ended Tuesday. (Hat tip to the Daily Shot and Evercore ISI for the graphic.)

The figures on Christmas trees provide “an interesting metric of U.S. consumer health,” and sales have shown “the biggest increase in years,” says the latest Daily Shot.

The jump in tree sales echoes the excitement surveys have found among business leaders and consumers for the incoming Trump administration.

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