The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index was 96.5 in December 2018, unchanged from the previous month. While consumers experienced a significant improvement in current conditions (119.2 vs 114.6), this was offset by a loss of confidence in terms of future expectations (81.2 vs 84.3) amid uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations as the likelihood of a No-Deal scenario rises. Consumer Confidence in Ireland averaged 88.08 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.

Consumer Confidence in Ireland is expected to be 95.00 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 Ireland to stand at 106.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 103.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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
2018-12-06 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 96.5 93.5 95.8
2019-01-10 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 96.5 96.5 99
2019-02-12 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 96.5
2019-03-05 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence
2019-03-28 12:01 AM Consumer Confidence 95


Ireland Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 96.50 96.50 130.90 39.60 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 0.40 14.60 -14.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.60 6.40 14.30 -24.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 25542.00 25289.00 25542.00 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 170787.00 173750.00 375927.00 4386.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 25.00 1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 13166.00 13197.00 28989.00 10011.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.50 1.62 2.16 0.72 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 44.30 46.30 117.20 44.30 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
96.50 96.50 130.90 39.60 1996 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




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 -6.20 Dec/18
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 9.00 Dec/18
Russia -14.00 Sep/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 Dec/18
United Kingdom -14.00 Dec/18
United States 98.30 Dec/18


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