The consumer confidence indicator for France edged down to 91 in February of 2021 from 92 in January, compared to forecasts of 92. The reading remains well below 104.4 a year earlier and the long-term average of 100. Expectations worsened regarding unemployment (80 vs 77) and standard of living in 12 months time (-54 vs -51) but were unchanged for the financial situation (-9) and propensity to make major purchases (-18). source: INSEE, France

Consumer Confidence in France averaged 101.02 points from 1972 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 131 points in May of 1973 and a record low of 79 points in June of 2013. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Consumer Confidence - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Consumer Confidence in France is expected to be 95.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in France to stand at 98.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 101.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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France Consumer Confidence

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
91.00 92.00 131.00 79.00 1972 - 2021 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-26 07:45 AM Nov 90 94 92 91
2021-01-06 07:45 AM Dec 95 89 91 91
2021-01-27 07:45 AM Jan 92 95 94 94
2021-02-25 07:45 AM Feb 91 92 92 94
2021-03-26 07:45 AM Mar 91 95
2021-04-28 06:45 AM Apr
2021-05-26 05:30 AM May
2021-06-25 06:45 AM Jun


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France Consumer Confidence Little Changed in February
The consumer confidence indicator for France edged down to 91 in February of 2021 from 92 in January, compared to forecasts of 92. The reading remains well below 104.4 a year earlier and the long-term average of 100. Expectations worsened regarding unemployment (80 vs 77) and standard of living in 12 months time (-54 vs -51) but were unchanged for the financial situation (-9) and propensity to make major purchases (-18).
2021-02-25
France Consumer Confidence Weakens in January
Consumer confidence in France decreased to 92 in January of 2021 from 95 in December, missing market expectations of 94. The decline was mainly driven by a deterioration in expectations for the standard of living (-51 vs -42), household financial situation (-9 vs -4), major purchases intentions (-19 vs -13) and unemployment (76 vs 68). Meanwhile, savings intentions increased (38 vs 27). The index remains below its long-term average of 100 since March when the coronavirus pandemic started.
2021-01-27
France Consumer Confidence Rises in December
Consumer confidence in France jumped to 95 in December of 2020 from a downwardly revised 89 in November, beating market forecasts of 91. Improvements were seen in expectations for the household financial situation (-4 vs -13), saving capacity (24 vs 22), major purchases intentions (-13 vs -28) and unemployment (68 vs 77). Despite the rise in December, consumer confidence remains below the long-term average of 101 and the pre-pandemic level of 104 in February.
2021-01-06
France Consumer Confidence Sinks to 2-Year Low
The consumer confidence in France plunged to 90 in November of 2020 from 94 in October, worse than market expectations of 92. It is the lowest reading since December of 2018, as the country entered a second coronavirus lockdown. Households were much more pessimistic concerning their future financial situation (-14 vs -9); the share of households considering it is a suitable time to make major purchases decreased markedly (-27 vs -19); and the share of households considering it is a suitable time to save has increased again (35 vs 32). Consumer confidence in France has hovered below its long-term average of 100 since April when the coronavirus pandemic started.
2020-11-26

France Consumer Confidence
In France, the consumer confidence index is based on a survey of about 2 000 households. The questionnaire focuses on: past and future economic situation in France, past and future personal financial situation, unemployment, intention to make major purchases, current savings capacity and expected savings capacity. The indicator is calculated using factor analysis technique. The index is then calculated in a way to measure the current sentiment in relation to the historic index values of the period 1987-2011. A value over 110 indicates unusually high optimism and a value under 90 indicates unusually high pessimism. The value 100 indicates neutrality.