Australia Consumer Confidence  1974-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index for Australia dropped by 1.2 percent month-on-month to 95.5 in August of 2017, following a 0.4 percent rise in a month earlier. The measure of family finances compared to a year ago slumped by 5.2 percent while the gauge of whether it was a good time to buy major household items declined by 4.9 percent. In contrast, expectations for the economic outlook over the next 12 months went up 0.4 percent, views on the economic conditions for the next five years rose 2.3 percent and the outlook for family finances increased by 2.1 percent. Consumer Confidence in Australia averaged 101.33 from 1974 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 123.94 in May of 2007 and a record low of 64.61 in November of 1990.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-07-12 12:30 AM Jul 96.6 96
2017-08-09 12:30 AM Aug -1.2% 0.4%
2017-08-09 12:30 AM Aug 95.5 96.6 97.8
2017-09-13 12:30 AM Sep
2017-09-13 12:30 AM Sep
2017-10-10 11:30 PM Oct


Australia Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 95.50 96.60 123.94 64.61 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 0.60 8.10 -10.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.30 3.10 12.70 2.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 241640.00 240362.00 241640.00 32504.00 AUD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 289308.00 288116.00 289308.00 3108.00 AUD Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.70 5.20 20.60 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 2626.87 2612.60 2626.87 35.83 AUD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 0.60 0.40 2.90 -0.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 123.10 123.10 125.20 34.20 percent of GDP [+]
Bank Lending Rate 8.65 8.65 20.50 8.10 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.96 0.92 1.67 0.46 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 102.19 99.24 131.41 70.47 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 92.87 94.23 127.29 59.25 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 98.41 102.77 124.40 79.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 122.03 117.09 154.86 71.04 [+]


Australia Consumer Confidence Notes

The Consumer Sentiment Index is based on a survey of over 1,200 Australian households. The Index is an average of five component indexes which reflect consumers' evaluations of their household financial situation over the past year and the coming year, anticipated economic conditions over the coming year and the next five years, and buying conditions for major household items. The index scores above 100 indicate that optimists outweigh pessimists. This page provides - Australia Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
95.50 96.60 123.94 64.61 1974 - 2017 Monthly
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consumer confidence by Country

Last
Australia 95.50 Aug/17
Brazil 99.50 Jul/17
Canada 55.61 Aug/17
China 114.60 Jul/17
Euro Area -1.50 Aug/17
France 104.00 Jul/17
Germany 10.80 Aug/17
India 128.00 Jun/17
Indonesia 123.40 Jul/17
Italy 106.70 Jul/17
Japan 43.80 Jul/17
Mexico 86.60 Jul/17
Netherlands 26.00 Aug/17
Russia -14.00 Jun/17
South Korea 111.20 Jul/17
Spain 108.30 Jul/17
Switzerland -3.00 Sep/17
Turkey 71.10 Aug/17
United Kingdom -12.00 Jul/17
United States 97.60 Aug/17