One reason why current production has not matched the uptrend in consumer demand is that much of the spending is being satisfied by goods already in inventory.
Most investors, once invested in an uptrend , will stay there looking for any weakness in the ride up, which is the indicator needed to jump off and take the profit.
It is unlikely that with inflation on an uptrend in the current year, Government would consider any lowering of interest rates.
That uptrend is a big plus for the price outlook because fierce global competition will help to limit - although not negate - the rise in pricing power among American companies this year.
Most experts expected a three to five per cent drop in advertising spend this year - the third in a row - before signs of an uptrend emerge towards the end of next year.
Consumers are eating outside the home more often, they are eating healthier foods, and per capita incomes are increasing, causing the uptrend in restaurant numbers.
An uptrend in mortgage interest rates will cause some slowing of the sales pace but we forecast 2006 to be the second highest year on record.
In this case, the uptrend is likely nearing its end.
Yet despite the uptrend in demand, the economy seems in little danger of overheating.
It is therefore too early to conclude the present uptrend is sustainable.