Canada Consumer Confidence

Consumer Confidence in Canada increased to 84.40 in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 81.20 in the third quarter of 2013. Consumer Confidence in Canada is reported by the Decima Research Inc. From 2001 until 2013, Canada Consumer Confidence averaged 82.1 reaching an all time high of 93.4 in November of 2003 and a record low of 60.0 in November of 2008. In Canada, the Index of Consumer Confidence is calculated from the combination of responses to five survey questions. Those questions, assess the current and future perception that consumers have about their own financial situation, the country´s future economic and financial situation, changes in unemployment and expectations regarding major purchases of household items. The index is based on a sample of around 2000 people. Consumer confidence is measured on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 indicates an extreme lack of confidence, 50 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides - Canada Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-18

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
84.40 81.20 93.40 60.00 77.68 | 2014/03 2001 - 2013 Quarterly

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Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Bank Lending Rate 3.00 2014-04-30 3.00 22.75 2.25 3.00 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 954859.00 2013-11-15 947646.00 954859.00 162251.00 959508.41 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1090364.00 2013-11-15 1078704.00 1090364.00 26768.00 1098694.50 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 54700.00 2013-11-15 52888.00 69512.00 1200.00 55142.79 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 2014-01-31 3.40 10.50 -6.50 3.37 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.30 2014-01-31 -1.90 3.70 -4.50 0.34 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Consumer Confidence 84.40 2013-12-31 81.20 93.40 60.00 77.68 2014-03-31 [+]
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Consumer Confidence | Notes
Consumer confidence is an indicator designed to measure the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. How confident people are about stability of their incomes determines their spending activity and therefore serves as one of the key indicators for the overall shape of the economy. If consumer confidence is higher, consumers are making more purchases, boosting the economic expansion. On the other hand, if confidence is lower, consumers tend to save more than they spend, prompting the contraction of the economy.


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