Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator  1985-2018 | Data | Chart

The economic sentiment indicator in the Euro Area fell for a ninth consecutive month to 110.9 in September 2018 from 111.6 in the previous month, and below market expectations of 111.2. It was the lowest reading since June last year as confidence deteriorated among consumers (-2.9 vs -1.9 in August) and manufacturers (4.7 vs 5.6). Meanwhile, sentiment improved among service providers (14.6 vs 14.4), retailers (2.7 vs 1.9) and constructors (8.3 vs 6.4). France reported a 1.7 point drop in sentiment while in Spain confidence fell 1.5 points. In Germany and Italy, sentiment was down 0.2 points. Economic Optimism Index in the Euro Area averaged 100.80 from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 118.30 in May of 2000 and a record low of 68.50 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-30 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment 112.1 112.3 112 111.7
2018-08-30 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment 111.6 112.1 111.9 111.5
2018-09-27 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment 110.9 111.6 111.2 111.1
2018-10-30 10:00 AM Economic Sentiment 110.9 110.5
2018-11-29 10:00 AM Economic Sentiment 109.1


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -2.90 -1.90 2.00 -34.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 -0.60 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.80 1.00 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1418.51 1415.93 1418.51 1044.96 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1742505.00 1733153.00 1742505.00 1074880.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.08 11.95 14.32 11.76 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13347318.60 13358252.10 13358252.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.02 2.00 6.52 2.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 677864.67 676828.23 677864.67 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 110.90 111.60 118.30 68.50 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 57.80 58.10 64.10 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 94.00 94.23 98.13 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 20.10 18.20 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 Economic Sentiment Indicator

In the Euro Area, the Economic sentiment indicator is a composite measure (average=100) that calculates the confidence level among: manufacturers (40 percent of the index); service providers (30 percent); consumers (20 percent); retailers (5 percent) and constructors (5 percent). This page provides - Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
110.90 111.60 118.30 68.50 1985 - 2018 Monthly
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economic optimism index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area 110.90 Sep/18
Turkey 71.00 Sep/18
United States 57.80 Oct/18


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