Euro Area Consumer Confidence  1985-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Eurozone consumer confidence index stood at 0.5 in December 2017, unrevised from the flash estimate and compared to 0.0 in the previous month. It was the highest reading since January 2001, as households were more optimistic about their assessment of future unemployment and, to a lesser extent, their savings expectations and the future general economic situation. Considering the European Union as a whole, the consumer sentiment index was also confirmed at -0.6 in December, the highest level since March 2001. Consumer Confidence in the Euro Area averaged -12.03 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.10 in May of 2000 and a record low of -34.70 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-29 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence Final 0.1 -1.1 0.1 0.1
2017-12-21 03:00 PM Consumer Confidence Flash 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5
2018-01-08 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence Final 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5
2018-01-23 03:00 PM Consumer Confidence Flash 0.5 0.6 0.2
2018-01-30 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence Final 0.5
2018-02-20 03:00 PM Consumer Confidence Flash 0.04


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 0.50 0.00 2.10 -34.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.50 -1.10 2.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.80 0.20 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1409.88 1405.31 1409.88 1045.96 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1709550.00 1693338.00 1709550.00 1072012.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.02 12.06 14.52 12.02 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13103642.00 13056905.70 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.15 2.16 6.52 2.15 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 651437.83 648791.42 651437.83 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 116.00 114.60 119.00 68.10 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.10 58.50 63.90 46.00 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.55 94.03 97.78 71.02 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -5.30 -9.20 -2.80 -65.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -0.50 -4.10 4.20 -43.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -0.70 -0.90 4.90 -13.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -17.30 -18.10 -12.00 -28.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 13.60 16.00 50.60 -16.30 Index Points [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -3.50 -5.20 1.30 -17.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 0.60 3.00 68.80 -1.70 [+]


Euro Area Consumer Confidence

In Euro Area, the Consumer Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 households in the Euro Area. The number of households sample varies across the zone. The questions focus on current economic and financial situation, savings intention as well as on expected developments regarding: consumer price indexes, general economic situation and major purchases of durable goods. The Consumer ESI measures consumer confidence on a scale of -100 to 100, where -100 indicate extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.00 2.10 -34.70 1985 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
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consumer confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 105.10 Jan/18
Brazil 100.50 Dec/17
Canada 55.12 Jan/18
China 122.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 0.50 Dec/17
France 105.00 Dec/17
Germany 10.80 Jan/18
India 128.00 Jun/17
Indonesia 126.40 Dec/17
Italy 116.60 Dec/17
Japan 44.70 Dec/17
Mexico 88.39 Dec/17
Netherlands 25.00 Dec/17
Russia -11.00 Dec/17
South Korea 111.00 Dec/17
Spain 102.50 Dec/17
Switzerland -2.00 Dec/17
Turkey 65.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom -13.00 Dec/17
United States 94.40 Jan/18


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