The French consumer confidence indicator increased to 104 in September of 2019 from an upwardly revised 103 in the previous month and above market expectations of 102. It was the highest reading since January of 2018, amid improvements in household’s future financial situation (-2 from -4 in August); major purchases intentions (-7 from -8) and expected saving capacity (4 from 1). Additionally, concerns about unemployment dropped (1 from 6) while the share of households considering that the future standard of living in France will improve in the next twelve months was unchanged (-22, the same as in August) and the share of households considering that prices will be on the rise during the next twelve months decreased (-26 from -22). 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 101.00 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 94.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 101.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence Jun 101 99 100 97
2019-07-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence Jul 102 101 101 101
2019-08-27 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence Aug 102 102 102 100
2019-09-25 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence Sep 104 103 102 101
2019-10-29 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence Oct 104 103
2019-11-27 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence Nov 97


France Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 104.00 103.00 130.00 79.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.60 -0.90 3.50 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.30 1.40 9.50 -9.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 311496.00 310817.00 311496.00 38586.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 365896.00 364943.00 365896.00 2496.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 14.94 15.26 21.82 10.31 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 60.20 60.00 60.20 18.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.29 89.47 93.29 54.15 percent [+]
Personal Spending 0.00 0.40 5.00 -5.20 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 6.29 1.67 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 1450457.00 1447265.00 1450457.00 383474.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.70 1.72 2.09 0.99 USD/Liter [+]
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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
104.00 103.00 130.00 79.00 1972 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 42.10 Sep/19
Australia 92.80 Oct/19
Brazil 47.30 Sep/19
Canada 53.00 Sep/19
China 122.40 Aug/19
Euro Area -6.50 Sep/19
France 104.00 Sep/19
Germany 9.90 Oct/19
India 89.40 Sep/19
Indonesia 121.80 Sep/19
Italy 112.20 Sep/19
Japan 35.60 Sep/19
Mexico 44.70 Sep/19
Netherlands -2.00 Sep/19
Russia -13.00 Sep/19
Saudi Arabia 114.00 Jun/19
South Africa 5.00 Jun/19
South Korea 96.90 Sep/19
Spain 80.70 Sep/19
Switzerland -8.00 Sep/19
Turkey 55.80 Sep/19
United Kingdom -12.00 Sep/19
United States 96.00 Oct/19


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