The GfK consumer confidence index for the United Kingdom was unchanged at -13 in March 2019, slightly above market expectations of -14, as a strong labour market offset ongoing Brexit uncertainty and concerns over global growth prospects. There was an improvement in expectations over the next 12 months regarding both personal finances (2 vs 1 in February) and the economic situation (-36 vs -38), while the willing the make big purchases deteriorated (1 vs 5). Consumer Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -9.02 Index Points from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10 Index Points in June of 1987 and a record low of -39 Index Points in July of 2008.

Consumer Confidence in the United Kingdom is expected to be -12.00 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 the United Kingdom to stand at -12.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -2.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-21 12:01 AM GfK Consumer Confidence -14 -13 -14 -16
2019-01-31 12:01 AM Gfk Consumer Confidence -14 -14 -15 -16
2019-02-28 12:01 AM Gfk Consumer Confidence -13 -14 -15 -17
2019-03-29 12:01 AM Gfk Consumer Confidence -13 -13 -14 -13
2019-04-29 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence -13
2019-05-30 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence
2019-06-27 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence -16


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -13.00 -13.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.10 0.60 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 6.70 4.00 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 336990.00 336060.00 336990.00 68903.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 344938.00 342045.00 344938.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.80 4.50 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 1145.00 1150.00 2240.00 -1182.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.61 1.57 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 86.50 86.30 95.90 28.70 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -25.00 -20.00 7.00 -82.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -23.00 -21.00 20.00 -52.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 0.00 4.00 15.00 -18.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 1.00 9.00 31.00 -43.00 [+]


United Kingdom Consumer Confidence

In the United Kingdom, the consumer confidence survey measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the performance of the economy in the next 12 months. The GfK Consumer Confidence is derived from the survey of about 2,000 consumers which are ask to rate the relative level of past and future economic conditions including personal financial situation, climate for major purchases, overall economic situation and savings level. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-13.00 -13.00 10.00 -39.00 1981 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 34.80 Mar/19
Australia 100.70 Apr/19
Brazil 114.30 Dec/18
Canada 50.76 Apr/19
China 126.00 Feb/19
Euro Area -7.20 Mar/19
France 96.00 Mar/19
Germany 10.40 Apr/19
India 104.60 Mar/19
Indonesia 124.50 Mar/19
Italy 110.50 Apr/19
Japan 40.50 Mar/19
Mexico 116.30 Mar/19
Netherlands -4.00 Mar/19
Russia -16.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 109.00 Dec/18
South Africa 7.00 Dec/18
South Korea 99.80 Mar/19
Spain 93.90 Mar/19
Switzerland -4.00 Mar/19
Turkey 59.40 Mar/19
United Kingdom -13.00 Mar/19
United States 96.90 Apr/19


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