Italy Consumer Confidence

Consumer Confidence in Italy increased to 101.70 in March of 2014 from 97.70 in February of 2014. Consumer Confidence in Italy is reported by the ISAE/ISTAT. Consumer Confidence in Italy averaged 106.05 from 1982 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 124.19 in November of 1988 and a record low of 84.80 in November of 2012. 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 - Italy Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-19

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
101.70 97.70 124.19 84.80 101.07 | 2014/04 1982 - 2014 Monthly

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Italy Consumer Confidence
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-23 09:00 AM Italy
Consumer Confidence
Dec 2013 96.2 98.3 98.8 98.7
2014-01-28 09:00 AM Italy
Consumer Confidence
Jan 2014 98.0 96.4 (R) 97 96.29
2014-02-25 10:00 AM Italy
Consumer Confidence
Feb 2014 97.5 98.0 98.5 98.59
2014-03-26 10:00 AM Italy
Consumer Confidence
Mar 2014 101.7 97.7 (R) 98.4 97.43
2014-04-28 09:00 AM Italy
Consumer Confidence
Apr 2014 101.7 101.06
2014-05-27 09:00 AM Italy
Consumer Confidence
May 2014 101.12
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Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Consumer Spending 198776.40 2013-11-15 198937.90 216310.60 173085.30 197338.07 2014-03-31 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 270608.00 2013-11-15 270678.00 279034.00 197571.00 270281.21 2014-03-31 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 1.85 2014-01-15 1.86 8.57 0.94 1.59 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 2014-01-31 -0.30 2.20 -2.20 0.00 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -0.90 2014-01-31 -2.60 17.40 -6.80 -0.70 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Consumer Confidence 101.70 2014-03-15 97.70 124.19 84.80 101.07 2014-04-30 [+]
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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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