Germany GfK Consumer Climate  2001-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The GfK Consumer Climate Indicator for Germany edged down to 10.8 going into May 2018 from 10.9 in the previous month and in line with market consensus. Expectations regarding general economic situation over the next 12 months decreased by 8.5 points from a month earlier to 37.4, amid concerns over the escalation of the Syrian crisis and the protectionist trade policies of the US. Also, the gauge measuring income expectations dropped by 1.4 points to 53.5, while the sub-index assessing consumers' propensity to buy increased by 0.9 points to 60. Still, the GfK reaffirmed the forecast it made at the start of the year that real private consumer expenditures will increase by about two percent in 2018. Consumer Confidence in Germany averaged 6.03 Index Points from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 16.80 Index Points in March of 2001 and a record low of -3.50 Index Points in March of 2003.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-28 07:00 AM GfK Consumer Confidence 10.8 11.0 10.9 10
2018-03-28 06:00 AM GfK Consumer Confidence 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.8
2018-04-26 06:00 AM GfK Consumer Confidence 10.8 10.9 10.8 10.8
2018-05-24 06:00 AM GfK Consumer Confidence 10.8 10.8 10.7
2018-06-29 06:00 AM GfK Consumer Confidence 10.6
2018-07-27 06:00 AM GfK Consumer Confidence 10.6


Germany Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 10.80 10.90 16.80 -3.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.60 -0.20 4.60 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.30 1.30 9.70 -7.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 399.74 399.70 400.50 290.30 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 484.70 482.50 484.70 22.96 EUR Billion [+]
Personal Savings 10.20 9.90 17.30 7.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 239327.00 237921.00 239327.00 10926.00 EUR Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 2878928.00 2870218.00 2878928.00 6461.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.48 2.47 6.55 2.39 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 53.10 53.10 70.90 35.00 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 82.68 82.58 106.63 82.58 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.72 1.69 2.14 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 41.30 34.80 69.50 -33.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 60.20 58.50 60.20 -26.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 58.50 59.20 64.40 -55.40 [+]


Germany GfK Consumer Climate

The GfK Consumer Climate Indicator is based on a survey of 2000 individuals age 14 and above. The questionnaire focuses on income expectations, buying propensity and savings. The components of the indicator are calculated as the difference between positive and negative answers to the questions asked. Their value can vary between minus 100 and plus 100 points with 0 representing the long term average. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany GfK Consumer Climate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.80 10.90 16.80 -3.50 2001 - 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 122.30 Mar/18
Euro Area 0.40 Apr/18
France 101.00 Apr/18
Germany 10.80 May/18
India 97.00 Dec/17
Indonesia 122.20 Apr/18
Italy 117.10 Apr/18
Japan 43.60 Apr/18
Mexico 86.45 Apr/18
Netherlands 25.00 Apr/18
Russia -8.00 Mar/18
South Korea 107.00 Apr/18
Spain 99.90 Apr/18
Switzerland 2.00 Jun/18
Turkey 71.90 Apr/18
United Kingdom -9.00 Apr/18
United States 98.80 May/18


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