The FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index for South Africa fell to -13 in the first quarter of 2022 from -9 in the previous period and well below the long-term average of +2. It was the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2021, with declines in the economic outlook and household financial position sub-indices amid concerns over the global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on growth and inflation. source: Bureau for Economic Research (BER)

Consumer Confidence in South Africa averaged -1.23 points from 1982 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 26 points in the first quarter of 2018 and a record low of -36 points in the second quarter of 1985. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Consumer Confidence - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Consumer Confidence in South Africa is expected to be -16.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 3.00 points in 2023 and 6.00 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Consumer Confidence



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-14 08:00 AM Q4 -9 -10 -10
2022-03-17 08:00 AM Q1 -13 -9 -9
2022-06-28 08:00 AM Q2 -13 -16


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Consumer Confidence -13.00 -9.00 points Mar 2022

South Africa Consumer Confidence
In South Africa, the BER Consumer Confidence Index covers 2,500 households in metropolitan areas, cities, towns and villages. The survey is made from personal at-home interviews and assesses general economic outlook, household’s economic condition and major spending purposes. The index is computed as the difference between the share of respondents expecting an improvement from the percentage expecting a deterioration. The indicator varies on a scale of -100 to 100; a value of -100 indicates extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-13.00 -9.00 26.00 -36.00 1982 - 2022 points Quarterly

News Stream
South Africa Consumer Confidence Weakens in Q1
The FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index for South Africa fell to -13 in the first quarter of 2022 from -9 in the previous period and well below the long-term average of +2. It was the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2021, with declines in the economic outlook and household financial position sub-indices amid concerns over the global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on growth and inflation.
2022-03-17
South Africa Consumer Confidence Remains Weak
The FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index for South Africa rose marginally to -9 in the fourth quarter of 2021 from -10 in the previous period, but well below the long-term average of +2, as consumers faced soaring fuel prices, the resumption of load-shedding, further job losses and the threat of a fourth wave of infections. "There were small improvements in the economic outlook and household financial position sub-indexes, but consumers remain pessimistic about whether it’s the right time to purchase big-ticket items such as vehicles, furniture and household appliances", FNB said.
2021-12-14
South Africa Consumer Confidence Improves Slightly
The FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index for South Africa rose slightly to -10 in the third quarter of 2021 from -13 in the previous period, as the faster rollout of Covid-19 vaccines along with government support for its employees helped to counter the impact of the civil unrest during July. Notably, there was a sharp demand for big-ticket purchases such as cars and electronic appliances.
2021-09-06