The French consumer confidence indicator fell to 87 in December 2018 from a downwardly revised 91 in the prior month, below market expectations of 90. It is the weakest reading since November 2014, as the willingness to make major purchases fell sharply below its long term average to its lowest level since June 2013 (-32 from -17 in November). In addition, households' opinion balance concerning their future financial situation decreased again (-22 from -19) along with expected saving capacity (-21 from -14); and worries about unemployment increased (31 from 28). Meanwhile, inflation expectations fell (-25 from -12). Consumer Confidence in France averaged 101.01 Index Points from 1972 until 2018, 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 91.00 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 97.00 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
2018-09-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 94 96 97 98
2018-10-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 95 94 94 94
2018-11-27 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 92 95 94 95
2019-01-09 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 87 91 90 91
2019-01-29 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 87 87
2019-02-26 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence
2019-03-27 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 91


France Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 87.00 91.00 130.00 79.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 1.10 3.80 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.00 4.80 9.50 -9.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 308701.00 307362.00 308701.00 38586.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 358295.00 355711.00 358295.00 2496.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 14.41 14.48 21.82 10.38 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 59.10 58.60 59.10 18.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.29 89.47 93.29 54.15 percent [+]
Personal Spending -0.30 0.90 5.40 -5.60 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.72 1.67 6.29 1.67 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.69 1.73 2.09 0.99 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 1390766.00 1385414.00 1390766.00 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
87.00 91.00 130.00 79.00 1972 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 36.00 Dec/18
Australia 99.60 Jan/19
Brazil 114.30 Dec/18
Canada 54.17 Jan/19
China 122.10 Nov/18
Euro Area -7.90 Jan/19
France 87.00 Dec/18
Germany 10.40 Jan/19
India 94.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 127.00 Dec/18
Italy 113.10 Dec/18
Japan 42.70 Dec/18
Mexico 105.65 Dec/18
Netherlands 1.00 Jan/19
Russia -17.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 106.00 Sep/18
South Africa 7.00 Sep/18
South Korea 97.20 Dec/18
Spain 90.90 Dec/18
Switzerland -6.00 Dec/18
Turkey 58.20 Jan/19
United Kingdom -14.00 Dec/18
United States 90.70 Jan/19


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