Italy's consumer confidence index fell to a six-month low of 114.8 in November 2018 from a downwardly revised 116.5 in the previous month and well below market expectations of 115.9. There was a deterioration in households' sentiment regarding the economic climate (131.7 vs 137.2 in October), current conditions (111.5 vs 112.5) and future situation (118.9 vs 121.4). On the other hand, the gauge measuring personal climate edged up to 108.9 in November from 108.7 in the previous month. In addition, concerns over unemployment grew in November, while perceptions on inflation for the last 12 months and expectations on inflation for the next 12 months declined. Consumer Confidence in Italy averaged 104.22 Index Points from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 121.23 Index Points in November of 1988 and a record low of 82.40 Index Points in January of 2013.

Consumer Confidence in Italy is expected to be 114.50 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 Italy to stand at 113.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 111.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-28 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence 115.2 116.2 115.9 115.5
2018-09-27 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence 116 115.3 114.9 113.8
2018-10-30 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence 116.6 116.1 115 113.2
2018-11-27 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence 114.8 116.5 115.9 115.1
2018-12-21 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence 114.8 115.9 114.5
2019-01-25 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence
2019-02-27 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence


Italy Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 114.80 116.50 121.23 82.40 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 -0.80 2.20 -2.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.50 -2.50 17.50 -6.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 242025.00 242215.00 248871.50 173085.30 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 296399.00 292224.00 296399.00 198081.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 8.60 7.60 13.50 6.80 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 41.00 41.30 44.00 8.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 61.12 61.14 64.57 33.67 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.93 1.96 6.48 1.89 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 100349.28 100155.46 100349.28 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.92 1.99 2.47 0.97 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 106.30 105.70 113.50 82.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 108.20 107.70 130.90 74.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 101.60 100.90 108.90 84.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -45.90 -58.70 -20.60 -126.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends -13.70 -3.70 136.00 -57.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -46.50 -44.70 5.00 -95.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 37.20 35.50 119.70 -6.60 [+]


Italy Consumer Confidence

In Italy, the Confidence Climate Index covers 2,000 Italian consumers. The survey is done by phone and assesses households’ economic conditions, employment and saving prospects and expected purchases of durable goods. The consumer confidence index is adjusted for seasonal effects and fixed to a base year of 2005. The value 100 indicates no evolution in consumer sentiment, a value over 100 shows increasing confidence and a value under 100 indicates low expectations. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
114.80 116.50 121.23 82.40 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
2010=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 32.10 Nov/18
Australia 104.40 Dec/18
Brazil 113.60 Nov/18
Canada 57.05 Nov/18
China 119.10 Oct/18
Euro Area -3.90 Nov/18
France 92.00 Nov/18
Germany 10.40 Dec/18
India 94.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 122.70 Nov/18
Italy 114.80 Nov/18
Japan 42.90 Nov/18
Mexico 99.55 Nov/18
Netherlands 13.00 Nov/18
Russia -14.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 107.00 Jun/18
South Africa 7.00 Sep/18
South Korea 96.00 Nov/18
Spain 91.40 Nov/18
Switzerland -6.00 Dec/18
Turkey 59.60 Nov/18
United Kingdom -13.00 Nov/18
United States 97.50 Dec/18


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