Ireland Consumer Confidence  1996-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose to 110.4 in January 2018 from 103.2 in the previous month. It was the highest reading since February 2001, as a robust Irish economy is helping to ease household financial strains. There was an improvement in all five main components of the survey: personal financial situation 12 months ago (108 vs 106.2 in December); personal financial situation 12 months ahead (125.6 vs 115.9); general economic outlook (73.4 vs 65.3); outlook for unemployment (98 vs 94.8); and major purchases (147.4 vs 136.8). Sentiment usually registers a large monthly improvement in January. This seasonal element could be reversed in the next month or two. Consumer Confidence in Ireland averaged 87.51 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
2017-12-08 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 103.6 104.8 104.2
2018-01-09 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 103.2 103.6 104.0 104
2018-02-12 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 110.4 103.2 103.7
2018-03-07 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 110.4 109.22
2018-04-06 11:01 PM Consumer Confidence 108.69
2018-05-07 11:01 PM Consumer Confidence 108.94


Ireland Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 110.40 103.20 130.90 39.60 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 3.20 13.40 -14.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 7.20 7.40 13.10 -24.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 24562.00 24113.00 24562.00 11918.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 226717.00 207234.00 226717.00 82921.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 8.60 9.50 13.80 -2.40 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 174636.00 178424.00 375927.00 4386.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 25.00 1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 13025.00 12737.00 28989.00 10011.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.74 1.67 2.16 0.72 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 49.90 51.20 117.20 49.90 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
110.40 103.20 130.90 39.60 1996 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




consumer confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 102.70 Feb/18
Brazil 102.90 Jan/18
Canada 55.72 Feb/18
China 122.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 1.30 Jan/18
France 104.00 Jan/18
Germany 11.00 Feb/18
India 128.00 Jun/17
Indonesia 126.10 Jan/18
Italy 115.50 Jan/18
Japan 44.70 Jan/18
Mexico 85.90 Jan/18
Netherlands 24.00 Jan/18
Russia -11.00 Dec/17
South Korea 109.90 Jan/18
Spain 102.30 Jan/18
Switzerland 5.00 Mar/18
Turkey 72.30 Jan/18
United Kingdom -9.00 Jan/18
United States 99.90 Feb/18


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