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

The French consumer confidence indicator fell to 94 in September 2018 from a downwardly revised 96 in the previous month and below market expectations of 97. It was the weakest reading since April 2016 as consumers were less optimistic about their personal finances over the next 12 months (-17 vs -12 in August) while inflation expectations rose firmly (-17 vs -21), alongside the assessment on price changes over the last 12 months (-15 vs -26). The share of households considering it is a suitable time to save declined sharply (6 vs 12); and their opinion on their expected saving capacity kept deteriorating (-9 vs -5). In addition, households opinion about the past standard of living in France hit its lowest level since May 2017 (-48 vs -46); and their expectations regarding the country's situation over the next year also dropped sharply (-36 vs -29). Meanwhile, households' fears about the unemployment trend decreased (18 vs 22). Consumer Confidence in France averaged 100.99 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
2018-07-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 97 97 98 100
2018-08-28 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 97 97 97 99
2018-09-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 94 96 97 98
2018-10-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 94 94 94
2018-11-27 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 95
2019-01-09 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 95


France Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 94.00 96.00 130.00 80.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.70 -0.50 3.60 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.20 2.30 9.50 -9.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 307426.00 307612.00 307612.00 38586.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 355091.00 351161.00 355091.00 2496.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 14.32 13.68 21.82 10.38 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.60 58.60 58.60 18.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 89.47 88.12 89.47 54.15 percent [+]
Personal Spending 0.80 0.00 5.40 -5.60 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.85 1.82 6.29 1.73 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.86 1.86 2.09 0.99 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 1371531.00 1368170.00 1371531.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
94.00 96.00 130.00 80.00 1972 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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consumer confidence by Country
Country Last
Argentina 33.70 Sep/18
Australia 101.50 Oct/18
Brazil 105.90 Sep/18
Canada 55.25 Oct/18
China 118.60 Aug/18
Euro Area -2.90 Sep/18
France 94.00 Sep/18
Germany 10.60 Oct/18
India 97.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 122.40 Sep/18
Italy 116.00 Sep/18
Japan 43.40 Sep/18
Mexico 100.10 Sep/18
Netherlands 15.00 Oct/18
Russia -14.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 107.00 Jun/18
South Africa 22.00 Jun/18
South Korea 102.00 Sep/18
Spain 90.60 Sep/18
Switzerland -7.00 Sep/18
Turkey 59.30 Sep/18
United Kingdom -9.00 Sep/18
United States 99.00 Oct/18


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