Australia Consumer Confidence  1974-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index for Australia jumped 8.5 percent to 103.2 index points in May of 2016, compared to a 4.0 percent drop in April. It is the highest reading since January 2014 as all components showed a rise: family finances compared to a year ago (+3.2 percent), family finances over the next 12 months (+7.2 percent, economic conditions over the next 12 months (+13.2 percent), economic conditions over the next 5 years (+14.8 percent) and the time to buy a major household (+4.9 percent). "Our analysis indicates that the dominant driver of the boost to confidence has been the rate cut," chief economist at Westpac Bill Evans said. Consumer Confidence in Australia averaged 101.70 from 1974 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103.18 95.10 127.67 64.61 1974 - 2016 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. Australia Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-13 12:30 AM Apr 95.1 99.1 97.32
2016-05-11 12:30 AM May 103.2 95.1 96.37
2016-05-11 12:30 AM May 8.5% -4.0%
2016-06-15 12:30 AM Jun 103.2 102.15
2016-06-15 12:30 AM Jun 8.5%
2016-07-13 12:30 AM Jul

Australia Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 103.18 95.10 127.67 64.61 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 0.10 8.10 -10.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.60 3.70 12.73 2.05 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 231322.00 229576.00 231322.00 32048.00 AUD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 281245.00 280915.00 281245.00 3108.00 AUD Million [+]
Personal Savings 7.60 9.00 20.60 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 2465.06 2454.04 2465.06 35.83 AUD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 0.40 0.60 2.90 -0.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 123.10 122.30 123.10 34.20 percent of GDP [+]
Bank Lending Rate 8.95 8.95 20.50 8.10 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.87 0.86 1.67 0.46 USD/Liter [+]




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