Italian consumers were more optimistic in May of 2022, with the consumer confidence index hitting 102.7, recovering slightly from a 17-month low of 100 in April and beating market forecasts of 100.5. Still, the gauge remains below 110-levels prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as surging energy bills and uncertainty continue to weigh. The economic climate (103.6 vs 97.3) and the current climate (104.6 vs 100.8) subindexes recorded marked increases; the personal climate rose to 102.4 from 100.9 and the future climate went up to 99.8 from 98.9. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Consumer Confidence in Italy averaged 104.16 points from 1982 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 121.23 points in November of 1988 and a record low of 82.30 points in December of 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Consumer Confidence - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Consumer Confidence in Italy is expected to be 113.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Italy Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 105.00 points in 2023 and 102.00 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Consumer Confidence



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-28 08:00 AM Apr 100 100.8 100.4 97.3
2022-05-26 08:00 AM May 102.7 100 100.5 100.9
2022-06-24 08:00 AM Jun 102.7


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Consumer Confidence 102.70 100.00 points May 2022
Retail Sales MoM -0.50 0.70 percent Mar 2022
Retail Sales YoY 5.60 4.30 percent Mar 2022
Consumer Spending 252521.80 251594.50 EUR Million Dec 2021
Disposable Personal Income 305313.00 298072.00 EUR Million Dec 2021
Personal Savings 11.30 11.00 percent Dec 2021

Italy Consumer Confidence
In Italy, the Confidence Climate Index covers 2,000 Italian consumers. The survey is done by phone and assesses households’ economic conditions, employment and saving prospects and expected purchases of durable goods. The consumer confidence index is adjusted for seasonal effects and fixed to a base year of 2005. The value 100 indicates no evolution in consumer sentiment, a value over 100 shows increasing confidence and a value under 100 indicates low expectations.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
102.70 100.00 121.23 82.30 1982 - 2022 points Monthly
2010=100, SA

News Stream
Italy Consumer Confidence Improves
Italian consumers were more optimistic in May of 2022, with the consumer confidence index hitting 102.7, recovering slightly from a 17-month low of 100 in April and beating market forecasts of 100.5. Still, the gauge remains below 110-levels prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as surging energy bills and uncertainty continue to weigh. The economic climate (103.6 vs 97.3) and the current climate (104.6 vs 100.8) subindexes recorded marked increases; the personal climate rose to 102.4 from 100.9 and the future climate went up to 99.8 from 98.9.
2022-05-26
Italy Consumer Confidence at 17-Month Low
Consumer confidence in Italy decreased to 100 in April of 2022, the lowest reading since November of 2020, from 100.8 in the prior month and slightly below market forecasts of 100.4 amid surging energy bills and uncertainty. Declines were seen for the economic (97.3 vs 98.2 in March), personal (100.9 vs 101.7) and current (100.8 vs 105.7) subindices. On the other hand, consumers noted an improvement for future conditions (98.9 vs 93.5).
2022-04-28
Italy Consumer Confidence Misses Expectations
Consumer confidence in Italy decreased to 100.8 in March of 2022, the lowest reading since January of 2021, from 112.4 in the prior month and significantly missing market forecasts of 108.3 amid surging energy bills and uncertainty. Sharp declines were seen in the economic (98.2 vs 129.4 in February), future (93.5 vs 116.6), and personal (101.7 vs 106.8) subindices, while the current (105.7 vs109.6) subindex fell to a lesser extent.
2022-03-25