The French consumer confidence indicator increased marginally to 96 in March 2019 from 95 in the prior month, matching market expectations. It is the highest reading since last August, amid improvements in households' future financial situation (-11 from -13 in February); expected saving capacity (-6 from -7) and major purchases intentions (-19 from -21). Also, inflation expectations fell (-24 from -19). Meanwhile, worries about unemployment increased (22 from 12). Consumer Confidence in France averaged 100.97 Index Points from 1972 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 130 Index Points in May of 1973 and a record low of 79 Index Points in June of 2013.

Consumer Confidence in France is expected to be 95.00 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 France to stand at 91.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 99.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-09 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 87 91 90 91
2019-01-29 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 91 86 88 87
2019-02-26 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 95 92 92 91
2019-03-27 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 96 95 96 95
2019-04-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 96 93 95
2019-05-28 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 94
2019-06-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 94


France Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 96.00 95.00 130.00 79.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 0.30 3.60 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.00 2.30 9.50 -9.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 308679.00 308644.00 308679.00 38586.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 362599.00 358295.00 362599.00 2496.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 15.25 14.41 21.82 10.38 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 59.50 59.10 59.50 18.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.29 89.47 93.29 54.15 percent [+]
Personal Spending -0.40 1.40 5.40 -5.60 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.73 1.77 6.29 1.67 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.74 1.71 2.09 0.99 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 1404757.00 1401642.00 1404757.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
96.00 95.00 130.00 79.00 1972 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 34.80 Mar/19
Australia 100.70 Apr/19
Brazil 114.30 Dec/18
Canada 50.76 Apr/19
China 126.00 Feb/19
Euro Area -7.20 Mar/19
France 96.00 Mar/19
Germany 10.40 Apr/19
India 105.00 Jun/19
Indonesia 124.50 Mar/19
Italy 110.50 Apr/19
Japan 40.50 Mar/19
Mexico 116.30 Mar/19
Netherlands -4.00 Mar/19
Russia -16.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 109.00 Dec/18
South Africa 7.00 Dec/18
South Korea 99.80 Mar/19
Spain 93.90 Mar/19
Switzerland -4.00 Mar/19
Turkey 59.40 Mar/19
United Kingdom -13.00 Mar/19
United States 96.90 Apr/19


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