United States Consumer Sentiment 1952-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 93.8 in December of 2014, from 88.8 in November of 2014. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.06 from 1952 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 111.40 in January of 2000 and a record low of 51.70 in May of 1980. Consumer Confidence in the United States is reported by the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan.

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United States Consumer Sentiment


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
93.80 88.80 111.40 51.70 1952 - 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 Sunday, December 21, 2014.


US Consumer Sentiment Up to 8-Year High


The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 93.8 in December. It is the highest figure since January of 2007 as lower gasoline prices improved consumer current and future expectations.

The barometer of current economic conditions increased to 105.7 from a final 102.7 in November. 

The gauge of consumer expectations came in at a preliminary 86.1 from a final 79.9 in November. 

The one-year inflation expectations increased to 2.9 percent from 2.8 percent in November. The five-to-ten-year inflation outlook was recorded at 2.9 percent, up from 2.6 percent in the previous month. 

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/12/2014 3:10:32 PM


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The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 88.8 in November, down from a preliminary reading of 89.4 but up from 86.9 in October. Published on 2014-11-26

US Consumer Sentiment Surges
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment increased for the fourth straight month to a preliminary reading of 89.4 in November. It is the highest figure since July of 2007 as falling unemployment increased consumers’ current and future expectations. Published on 2014-11-14


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-14 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Nov
89.4 86.9 87.5 87.5
2014-11-26 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Nov
88.8 86.9 90.0 89.4
2014-12-12 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Dec
93.8 88.8 89.5 86.96
2014-12-23 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Dec
88.8 93.5 93.8
2015-01-16 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Jan
92.62
2015-01-30 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Jan


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 93.80 88.80 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.70 0.50 6.71 -3.58 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.10 4.50 11.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10972.10 10912.60 10972.10 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13109.30 13085.90 13118.40 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.20 0.00 2.75 -2.02 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.20 3.82 -4.36 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.00 5.00 14.60 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 13.20 15.44 114.70 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 48.40 46.40 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.20 4.80 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 550.80 559.10 584.40 245.10 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.50 0.40 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 91.10 Dec/14 96.57 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 109.20 Dec/14 109.70 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Nov/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 103.40 Oct/14 105.40 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -11.60 Nov/14 -11.10 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 86.94 Nov/14 85.00 128.94 79.97 [+]
Germany 9.00 Jan/15 8.70 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 126.00 Aug/14 128.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 120.10 Nov/14 120.60 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 100.20 Nov/14 101.30 124.19 84.80 [+]
Japan 37.70 Nov/14 38.90 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 92.88 Nov/14 90.60 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands -7.00 Dec/14 -8.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -7.00 Aug/14 -6.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 103.00 Nov/14 105.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 83.60 Nov/14 86.80 98.00 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -5.30 Nov/14 -0.70 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 68.67 Nov/14 70.34 111.90 68.67 [+]
United Kingdom -4.00 Dec/14 -2.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 93.80 Dec/14 88.80 111.40 51.70 [+]