The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentiment index dropped to 93.5 in October of 2018 from 96.4 in September, reaching the lowest since December of 2014. Confidence fell for the third month in a row, making the cumulative fall the largest since late 2010. Irish consumers are not panicking but are very worried about hard Brexit risks. The gauge for current conditions declined (110.3 from 115.4 in September) and consumers expectations also worsened (82.1 from 83.7). Moreover, the outlook for the general economy (56.5 from 58.8) fell. On the other hand, the personal financial situation in the next 12 months is seen improving (109 from 108). Consumer Confidence in Ireland averaged 88.02 Index Points from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 130.90 Index Points in January of 2000 and a record low of 39.60 Index Points in July of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-05 11:01 PM Consumer Confidence 102.4 107.6 106.5
2018-10-08 11:01 PM Consumer Confidence 96.4 102.4 104.9
2018-11-01 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 93.5 96.4 103.2
2018-12-07 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 93.5 102.8


Ireland Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 93.50 96.40 130.90 39.60 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.50 -3.30 14.60 -14.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 6.50 2.50 14.40 -24.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 25411.00 25025.00 25411.00 10800.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 233013.00 223150.00 233013.00 84209.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 10.10 9.80 15.00 -1.20 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 172337.00 171255.00 375927.00 4386.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 25.00 1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 12969.00 12957.00 28989.00 10011.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.69 1.70 2.16 0.72 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 46.30 47.80 117.20 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 147.13 159.87 212.22 110.79 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 123.40 118.00 126.80 63.80 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 92.70 88.80 136.40 22.50 [+]


Ireland Consumer Confidence

In Ireland, the Consumer Sentiment Index survey covers a minimum of 1,100 households across all regions of the country. The questionnaire assesses respondents’ perceptions on the general economy in the previous 12 months as well as expectations for next 12 months; perceptions of recent trends in unemployment and inflation; recent trends and likely future evolution in the household’s financial situation as well as savings and major purchases intentions. The Consumer Sentiment Index is calculated as the percentage of favourable replies minus the percentage of unfavourable replies, plus 100. The indicator varies on a scale of 0 to 200; a value of 0 indicates extreme lack of confidence, 100 neutrality and 200 extreme confidence. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
93.50 96.40 130.90 39.60 1996 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




Country Last
Argentina 32.60 Oct/18
Australia 104.30 Nov/18
Brazil 110.60 Oct/18
Canada 55.25 Oct/18
China 118.50 Sep/18
Euro Area -2.70 Oct/18
France 95.00 Oct/18
Germany 10.60 Nov/18
India 95.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 119.20 Oct/18
Italy 116.60 Oct/18
Japan 43.00 Oct/18
Mexico 101.40 Oct/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 99.50 Oct/18
Spain 93.00 Oct/18
Switzerland -6.00 Dec/18
Turkey 57.30 Oct/18
United Kingdom -10.00 Oct/18
United States 98.30 Nov/18


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