France Consumer Confidence  1972-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The French consumer confidence index edged up to 101 in April of 2018 from 100 in a month earlier and slightly above market estimates of 100. It is the highest reading since January, as households were more optimistic on their past standard of living in France (-35 vs -39 in March) and they were a little more confident on their future standard of living (-21 vs -23). Also, the share of households considering it has been a suitable time to make major purchases rose slightly (-35 vs -39). At the same time, concerns over unemployment were almost unchanged (4 vs 3). Meanwhile, consumers' saving intention for the coming year (3 vs 4) and their views on financial situation in the next twelve month (-11 vs -12) were nearly stable. There were less consumers than in a month earlier to expect prices to went up in the next twelve months (-27 vs -25). Consumer Confidence in France averaged 101.04 Index Points from 1972 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 130 Index Points in May of 1973 and a record low of 80 Index Points in May of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-27 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 100 104 103 102
2018-03-28 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 100 100 100 101
2018-04-25 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 101 100 100 101
2018-05-29 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 101 100 102
2018-06-27 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 103
2018-07-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 104


France Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 101.00 100.00 130.00 80.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.50 0.90 3.40 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.20 2.80 9.50 -9.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 300651.00 300179.00 300651.00 39201.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 355850.00 353537.00 355850.00 2538.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 14.21 14.24 22.80 11.28 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.30 58.10 58.30 18.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 89.47 88.12 89.47 54.15 percent [+]
Personal Spending 0.10 2.50 4.70 -5.10 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.82 1.81 6.29 1.73 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.85 1.81 2.09 0.99 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 1340006.00 1333983.00 1340006.00 383474.00 EUR Million [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -38.59 -38.75 29.12 -80.60 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -9.53 0.59 20.00 -65.55 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -9.49 -3.07 16.00 -30.03 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -0.88 -0.96 35.00 -41.52 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends -31.94 -40.55 33.57 -61.10 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations 9.26 7.22 39.03 -38.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 8.36 5.73 84.57 -40.27 [+]


France Consumer Confidence

In France, the consumer confidence index is based on a survey of about 2 000 households. The questionnaire focuses on: past and future economic situation in France, past and future personal financial situation, unemployment, intention to make major purchases, current savings capacity and expected savings capacity. The indicator is calculated using factor analysis technique. The index is then calculated in a way to measure the current sentiment in relation to the historic index values of the period 1987-2011. A value over 110 indicates unusually high optimism and a value under 90 indicates unusually high pessimism. The value 100 indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101.00 100.00 130.00 80.00 1972 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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consumer confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 101.80 May/18
Brazil 102.20 Apr/18
Canada 53.94 May/18
China 122.90 Apr/18
Euro Area 0.20 May/18
France 101.00 Apr/18
Germany 10.70 Jun/18
India 95.10 Mar/18
Indonesia 122.20 Apr/18
Italy 117.10 Apr/18
Japan 43.60 Apr/18
Mexico 86.45 Apr/18
Netherlands 23.00 May/18
Russia -8.00 Mar/18
South Korea 107.00 Apr/18
Spain 99.90 Apr/18
Switzerland 2.00 Jun/18
Turkey 69.90 May/18
United Kingdom -9.00 Apr/18
United States 98.00 May/18


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