The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US fell to 98.3 in November of 2018 from 98.6 in October but slightly higher than market expectations of 98. It is the lowest reading in three months, mainly due to a fall in consumer expectations, preliminary estimates showed. Data was collected until Wednesday night so there was only a one-day overlap after the mid-term election results were known by consumers. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 86.43 Index Points from 1952 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 111.40 Index Points in January of 2000 and a record low of 51.70 Index Points in May of 1980.

United States Consumer Sentiment
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-12 02:00 PM Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel 99 100.1 100.4 98
2018-10-26 02:00 PM Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final 98.6 100.1 99 99
2018-11-09 03:00 PM Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel 98.3 98.6 98.0 95
2018-11-21 03:00 PM Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final 98.6 98.3 98.3
2018-12-07 03:00 PM Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel 93
2018-12-21 03:00 PM Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.30 98.60 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 -0.10 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.60 4.20 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.70 -0.10 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 12968.54 12842.02 12968.54 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 15650.96 15617.39 15650.96 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.50 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.40 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 6.20 6.60 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 10.92 22.88 118.08 -113.42 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9446.76 9412.35 9463.65 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 5.25 5.03 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 56.40 57.80 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 6.10 6.10 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 3812.00 3979.00 15875.00 3055.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.74 0.75 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 77.30 78.00 98.60 23.80 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 113.20 112.50 121.10 57.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 80.20 83.90 108.60 44.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 2.70 2.60 10.40 0.40 [+]


United States Consumer Sentiment

The Index of Consumer Expectations focuses on three areas: how consumers view prospects for their own financial situation, how they view prospects for the general economy over the near term, and their view of prospects for the economy over the long term. Each monthly survey contains approximately 50 core questions, each of which tracks a different aspect of consumer attitudes and expectations. The samples for the Surveys of Consumers are statistically designed to be representative of all American households, excluding those in Alaska and Hawaii. Each month, a minimum of 500 interviews are conducted by telephone. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Consumer Sentiment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Consumer Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
98.30 98.60 111.40 51.70 1952 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
Volume, NSA, 1966=100




Country Last
Argentina 32.60 Oct/18
Australia 104.30 Nov/18
Brazil 110.60 Oct/18
Canada 57.05 Nov/18
China 119.10 Oct/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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