The consumer confidence indicator in the Euro Area rose slightly to -2.7 in October of 2018 from -2.9 in the previous month, matching the preliminary estimate. Slightly increased concerns about the future general economic situation were offset by consumers' mildly improved savings expectations and views on their future financial situation. Unemployment expectations remained unchanged. Consumer Confidence in the Euro Area averaged -11.75 Index Points from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2 Index Points in May of 2000 and a record low of -34.70 Index Points in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-27 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence Final -2.9 -1.9 -2.9 -2.9
2018-10-23 02:00 PM Consumer Confidence Flash -2.7 -2.9 -3.2 -2.6
2018-10-30 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence Final -2.7 -2.9 -2.7 -2.7
2018-11-22 03:00 PM Consumer Confidence Flash -2.7 -2.4
2018-11-29 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence Final -2.7
2018-12-21 03:00 PM Consumer Confidence Flash -2.2


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -2.70 -2.90 2.00 -34.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 0.30 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.80 2.20 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1418.51 1415.93 1418.51 1044.96 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1758164.00 1742505.00 1758164.00 1074880.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.08 11.95 14.32 11.76 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13357626.10 13347318.60 13358252.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.01 2.02 6.52 2.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 676704.37 677864.67 677864.67 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 109.80 110.90 118.30 68.50 [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.80 58.10 64.10 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 94.00 94.23 98.13 71.02 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -5.30 -9.20 -2.80 -65.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -0.50 -4.10 4.20 -43.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -0.70 -0.90 4.90 -13.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -17.30 -18.10 -12.00 -28.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 21.60 20.10 50.60 -16.30 Index Points [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -3.50 -5.20 1.30 -17.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 0.60 3.00 68.80 -1.70 [+]


Euro Area Consumer Confidence

In Euro Area, the Consumer Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 households in the Euro Area. The number of households sample varies across the zone. The questions focus on current economic and financial situation, savings intention as well as on expected developments regarding: consumer price indexes, general economic situation and major purchases of durable goods. The Consumer ESI measures consumer confidence on a scale of -100 to 100, where -100 indicate extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.70 -2.90 2.00 -34.70 1985 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last
Argentina 32.60 Oct/18
Australia 104.30 Nov/18
Brazil 110.60 Oct/18
Canada 55.25 Oct/18
China 118.50 Sep/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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