Belgium’s consumer confidence increased to 1 in October of 2018 from 0 in the previous month. It was the highest reading in consumer morale since April, as consumer expectations for the year ahead improved for the financial situation of households (0 from -2 in September) and savings propensity (5 from 2). Additionally, consumers were more optimistic regarding unemployment (-2 from 0). On the other hand, consumer prospects regarding the country’s economic situation deteriorated (-2 from -1). Consumer Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.17 Percentage Points from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 16 Percentage Points in August of 2000 and a record low of -28 Percentage Points in January of 1985.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-21 01:00 PM Consumer Confidence -3 0 1
2018-09-20 01:00 PM Consumer Confidence 0 -3 -1
2018-10-19 01:00 PM Consumer Confidence 1 0 0
2018-11-20 02:00 PM Consumer Confidence 1 1
2018-12-17 02:00 PM Consumer Confidence 2


Belgium Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 1.00 0.00 16.00 -28.00 Percentage Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.80 0.20 5.00 -6.30 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -2.20 -0.20 13.70 -6.10 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 54405.00 54361.00 54405.00 22538.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 89714.70 87873.90 89714.70 50498.10 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 10.90 11.60 19.00 10.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 60.60 60.40 60.60 27.80 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 104.61 103.28 104.61 58.32 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.61 1.61 3.02 1.57 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 8072900.00 8081521.00 8690566.00 5062843.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.68 1.79 2.26 0.96 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -4.00 -6.00 18.00 -72.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 4.00 4.00 19.00 -44.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 1.00 -1.00 12.00 -17.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -9.00 -15.00 -6.00 -30.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 19.00 24.00 47.00 -14.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations 5.00 -2.00 31.00 -33.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 3.00 8.00 73.00 -18.00 [+]


Belgium Consumer Confidence

In Belgium, the consumer confidence indicator supplies concise information on consumers’ confidence regarding the progress of the economy. The index is based on a monthly telephone survey of more than 1,000 consumers on their outlook for the country's job and economic prospects as well as their own financial situation and ability to save money. The index is the balance of positive and negative replies, with a figure of zero meaning Belgians are evenly split on whether things will improve or worsen for consumers in the next year. This page provides - Belgium Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Belgium Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 0.00 16.00 -28.00 1985 - 2018 Percentage Points Monthly
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Spain 93.00 Oct/18
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Turkey 57.30 Oct/18
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United States 98.30 Nov/18


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