United States Consumer Sentiment  1952-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 93.8 in November 2016 compared to a preliminary figure of 91.6 and a final 87.2 in October. It was the strongest reading since May this year, as consumers' expectations regarding their personal finances and prospects for the national economy improved sharply. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.95 from 1952 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 111.40 in January of 2000 and a record low of 51.70 in May of 1980.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-28 02:00 PM Oct 87.2 91.2 88.1 87.8
2016-11-11 03:00 PM Nov 91.6 87.2 87.5 90.3
2016-11-23 03:00 PM Nov 93.8 87.2 91.6 91.6
2016-12-09 03:00 PM Dec 93.8 94.5 94.8
2016-12-23 03:00 PM Dec 93.8
2017-01-27 07:55 AM DEC 2016




US Consumer Sentiment Revised Up to 6-Month High


The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 93.8 in November 2016 compared to a preliminary figure of 91.6 and a final 87.2 in October. It was the strongest reading since May this year, as consumers' expectations regarding their personal finances and prospects for the national economy improved sharply.

The gauge of current economic conditions rose to to 107.3 from a preliminary reaing of 105.9 and a final of 103.2 in October; and the barometer of future expectations rose to 85.2 from 82.5 in the preliminary estimate and 76.8 the previous month.

Americans expect the inflation rate to be 2.4 percent in the next year, the same as in October; and 2.6 percent over the next 5 years, up from 2.4 percent the previous month.

University of Michigan | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
11/23/2016 3:12:24 PM



United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 93.80 87.20 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 1.00 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.30 3.20 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.80 0.70 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11563.50 11484.90 11563.50 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14107.20 14075.70 14107.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.30 0.70 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.60 0.40 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.70 5.70 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 16.02 21.80 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9106.39 9072.18 9106.39 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 54.80 51.40 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.70 2.20 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.57 0.59 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.40 79.20 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4099.00 4118.00 15875.00 3362.00 USD Million [+]



United States Consumer Sentiment Notes

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 the latest reported value for - United States Consumer Sentiment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Consumer Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
93.80 87.20 111.40 51.70 1952 - 2016 Monthly
Volume, NSA, 1966=100



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