United States Consumer Sentiment 2008-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 84.6 in September of 2014, up from 82.5 in August of 2014. Consumer Sentiment in the United States averaged 71.68 from 2008 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 85.10 in July of 2013 and a record low of 55.30 in November of 2008. Consumer Sentiment in the United States is reported by the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan.

   
 
 

United States Consumer Sentiment


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
84.60 82.50 85.10 55.30 2008 - 2014 Monthly
Volume, NSA, 1966=100
The Index of Consumer Expectations focuses on three areas: how consumers view prospects for their own financial situation, how they view prospects for the general economy over the near term, and their view of prospects for the economy over the long term. Each monthly survey contains approximately 50 core questions, each of which tracks a different aspect of consumer attitudes and expectations. The samples for the Surveys of Consumers are statistically designed to be representative of all American households, excluding those in Alaska and Hawaii. Each month, a minimum of 500 interviews are conducted by telephone. This page provides - United States Consumer Sentiment - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United States Consumer Sentiment - was last refreshed on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.


US Consumer Sentiment Confirmed at 14-Month High


The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 84.6 in September, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and up from 82.5 in August. It is the highest figure since July of 2013.

The barometer of current economic conditions increased marginally to a final 98.9 from a preliminary 98.5. It went down from 99.8 in August.

The final gauge of consumer expectations decreased slightly to 75.4 from a preliminary 75.6 but rose from 71.3 in August. 

Inflation expectations were unchanged from the preliminary estimate. The one-year inflation expectations decreased to 3 percent in September from 3.2 percent in August and the five-to-10-year inflation outlook slowed to 2.8 percent from 2.9 percent.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/26/2014 3:06:27 PM


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US Consumer Sentiment at 14-Month High
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment increased to a preliminary reading of 84.6 in September from 82.5 in August. It is the highest figure since July of 2013, as consumers are more confident about future economic conditions. Published on 2014-09-12

US Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in August
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 82.5 in August, up from a preliminary 79.2 and 81.8 in July, as consumers were more confident about current economic conditions. Published on 2014-08-29


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-08-15 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Aug 2014 79.2 81.8 82.5 82
2014-08-29 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final
Aug 2014 82.5 81.8 80.1 79.2
2014-09-12 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Sep 2014 84.6 82.5 83.5 83
2014-09-26 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final
Sep 2014 84.6 82.5 84.7 84.6
2014-10-17 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Oct 2014 84.6 79.9


Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 84.60 82.50 85.10 55.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.58 0.34 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.00 4.20 11.20 -11.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10912.60 10844.30 10912.60 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13021.20 12969.70 13021.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.50 0.00 2.75 -2.02 Percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.20 3.82 -4.36 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.30 14.60 0.80 Percent [+]
Consumer Credit 26.01 18.81 114.70 -18.00 USD Billions [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 Percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 45.20 44.50 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.30 4.90 7.60 -5.80 Percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 93.97 Sep/14 98.47 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 109.70 Sep/14 108.30 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Dec/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 103.80 Aug/14 104.40 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -11.40 Sep/14 -10.00 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 86.00 Sep/14 85.80 128.94 79.97 [+]
Germany 8.30 Oct/14 8.60 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 128.00 Jun/14 121.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 120.20 Aug/14 119.80 120.40 9.60 [+]
Italy 102.00 Sep/14 101.90 124.19 84.80 [+]
Japan 41.20 Aug/14 41.50 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 89.70 Aug/14 90.52 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands -7.00 Sep/14 -6.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -6.00 May/14 -11.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 107.00 Sep/14 107.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 87.70 Aug/14 88.90 98.00 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -0.70 Aug/14 0.40 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 74.00 Sep/14 73.23 111.90 68.88 [+]
United Kingdom -1.00 Sep/14 1.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 84.60 Sep/14 82.50 85.10 55.30 [+]





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