Australia Consumer Confidence 1974-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Australian Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index fell 5.7 percent to 91.1 in December from 96.6 in November. It is its lowest level since August 2011 as people surveyed were most pessimistic about whether or not it was a good time to buy a major household and on what economic conditions would be like over the 12 months. Consumer Confidence in Australia averaged 101.82 from 1974 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 127.67 in January of 2005 and a record low of 64.61 in November of 1990. Consumer Confidence in Australia is reported by the Westpac Banking Corporation, Melbourne Institute.

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Australia Consumer Confidence


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
91.10 96.57 127.67 64.61 1974 - 2014 Monthly
The Consumer Sentiment Index is based on a survey of over 1,200 Australian households. The Index is an average of five component indexes which reflect consumers' evaluations of their household financial situation over the past year and the coming year, anticipated economic conditions over the coming year and the next five years, and buying conditions for major household items. The index scores above 100 indicate that optimists outweigh pessimists. This page provides - Australia Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Australia Consumer Confidence - was last refreshed on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-15 12:30 AM
Westpac Consumer Confidence Index  Oct
94.8 94 93.98
2014-11-11 11:30 PM
Westpac Consumer Confidence Index  Nov
96.6 94.8 94.93
2014-12-09 11:30 PM
Westpac Consumer Confidence Index  Dec
91.1 96.6 97.36
2015-01-21 11:30 PM
WESTPAC Consumer Confidence Index  Jan
93.51
2015-02-11 11:30 PM
WESTPAC Consumer Confidence Index  Feb
96.12
2015-02-11 11:30 PM
Westpac Cons. Conf. Change  Feb


Australia Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 91.10 96.57 127.67 64.61 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 1.30 8.10 -10.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.70 5.70 31.90 -6.10 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 216940.00 215779.00 216940.00 30519.00 AUD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 269783.00 268802.00 269783.00 3083.00 AUD Million [+]
Personal Savings 9.30 9.50 20.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 2238160.00 2223647.00 2238160.00 35835.00 AUD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 0.60 0.50 2.90 -0.50 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 9.30 9.30 20.50 8.10 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 91.10 Dec/14 96.57 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 109.20 Dec/14 109.70 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Nov/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 103.40 Oct/14 105.40 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -11.60 Nov/14 -11.10 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 86.94 Nov/14 85.00 128.94 79.97 [+]
Germany 9.00 Jan/15 8.70 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 126.00 Aug/14 128.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 120.10 Nov/14 120.60 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 100.20 Nov/14 101.30 124.19 84.80 [+]
Japan 37.70 Nov/14 38.90 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 92.88 Nov/14 90.60 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands -7.00 Dec/14 -8.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -7.00 Aug/14 -6.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 103.00 Nov/14 105.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 83.60 Nov/14 86.80 98.00 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -5.30 Nov/14 -0.70 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 68.67 Nov/14 70.34 111.90 68.67 [+]
United Kingdom -4.00 Dec/14 -2.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 93.80 Dec/14 88.80 111.40 51.70 [+]