The consumer confidence index in Bulgaria fell to -27 in the last quarter of 2018 from -23.8 in the previous period. It is the lowest reading since the three months to June of 2017 as expectations worsened for the financial situation of households over the next 12 months (-13.8 from -8.4); general economic situation of the country for the year ahead (-18.5 from -14.9); unemployment (11.1 from 8.5); inflation (45.8 from 37.8); and saving prospects (-64.4 from -63.3). On the other hand, intentions to make major purchases of durable goods improved slightly (-29.8 from -31.2). Consumer Confidence in Bulgaria averaged -34.44 Index Points from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -17.70 Index Points in the third quarter of 2001 and a record low of -54 Index Points in the first quarter of 2010.

Consumer Confidence in Bulgaria is expected to be -24.10 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Bulgaria to stand at -22.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -20.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-07 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence -25.0 -26.1 -25.2
2018-05-09 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence -23.2 -25.0 -24.4
2018-08-07 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence -23.8 -23.2 -23.8
2018-11-07 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence -27 -23.8 -24.1
2019-02-07 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence -22.8
2019-05-09 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence -23.3
2019-08-07 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence -22.6


Bulgaria Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -27.00 -23.80 -17.70 -54.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 1.00 12.10 -4.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 6.50 4.90 24.60 -12.50 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 21758.77 21617.36 21758.77 3.40 Million BGL [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.14 1.19 1.79 0.46 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Income 32.71 34.99 43.35 10.84 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 16402.15 16435.27 18291.26 6853.21 BGN Million [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -23.40 -23.40 -16.30 -52.30 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -16.90 -15.60 13.70 -39.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -10.90 -8.40 0.30 -31.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -33.20 -34.20 -29.00 -54.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 32.00 25.30 62.80 -0.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -63.30 -64.40 -63.30 -85.60 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 12.40 15.20 69.70 5.90 [+]


Bulgaria Consumer Confidence

In Bulgaria, the consumer survey is carried out 4 times a year on a rotational principle and covers around 1200 people from urban and rural areas. The questionnaire includes 15 questions relating to the financial situation of household, general economic situation in the country, consumer prices, unemployment, major purchases, household savings, financial situation of household, buying a car, buying or building a home and purchases for home improvements. All assessments of present situation or present tendency and all expectations refer to a 12-month-period of variable change. This page provides - Bulgaria Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-27.00 -23.80 -17.70 -54.00 2001 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 36.00 Dec/18
Australia 99.60 Jan/19
Brazil 114.30 Dec/18
Canada 54.17 Jan/19
China 122.10 Nov/18
Euro Area -6.20 Dec/18
France 87.00 Dec/18
Germany 10.40 Jan/19
India 94.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 127.00 Dec/18
Italy 113.10 Dec/18
Japan 42.70 Dec/18
Mexico 105.65 Dec/18
Netherlands 9.00 Dec/18
Russia -14.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 106.00 Sep/18
South Africa 7.00 Sep/18
South Korea 97.20 Dec/18
Spain 90.90 Dec/18
Switzerland -6.00 Dec/18
Turkey 58.20 Dec/18
United Kingdom -14.00 Dec/18
United States 98.30 Dec/18


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