United States Consumer Sentiment 1952-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 91.9 in August, lower than a preliminary reading of 92.9 and a final 93.1 in July. It is the lowest figure in three months. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.81 from 1952 until 2015, 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 University of Michigan.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
92.90 93.10 111.40 51.70 1952 - 2015 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 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. Content for - United States Consumer Sentiment - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 29, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-07-31 03:00 PM Jul 93.1 96.1 94 93.3
2015-08-14 03:00 PM Aug 92.9 93.1 93.5 93.6
2015-08-28 03:00 PM Aug 91.9 93.1 93 92.9
2015-09-11 03:00 PM Sep 91.9 92.89
2015-09-25 03:00 PM Sep 91.9
2015-10-16 03:00 PM Oct 91.45


US Consumer Sentiment at 3-Month Low


The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 91.9 in August, lower than a preliminary reading of 92.9 and a final 93.1 in July.

The barometer of current economic conditions decreased to 105.1 from a preliminary 107.1 and a July final of 107.2.

The gauge of consumer expectations declined further to 83.4 from a preliminary 83.8 and a final 84.1 in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since November.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year to be 2.8 percent, unchanged from the preliminary and the previous reading. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to rise 2.7 percent, compared with a preliminary reading of 2.7 percent and a final figure of 2.8 percent in July.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/28/2015 3:16:27 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Sentiment Lowest in 8-Months
The University of Michigan’s preliminary index of sentiment decreased to 92.9 in August from 93.1 in July, the lowest level since November.
Published on 2015-08-14

US Consumer Sentiment At 93.1 in July
The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 93.1 in July, lower than a preliminary reading of 93.3 and a final 96.1 in June.
Published on 2015-07-31

US Consumer Sentiment Falls in July
The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 93.3 in July, down from 96.1 in June and well below market expectations as concerns over the Greek crisis and the Chinese slowdown drove current and future expectations down.
Published on 2015-07-17

US Consumer Sentiment at 5-Month High
The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 96.1 in June, higher than a preliminary reading of 94.6 and a final 90.7 in May. It is the highest figure since January, beating market expectations.
Published on 2015-06-26


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 92.90 93.10 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.60 -0.30 6.70 -3.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.40 1.40 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11166.40 11081.20 11166.40 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13407.80 13352.50 13429.30 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.30 0.20 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.40 3.80 -5.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 4.90 4.80 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 20.74 21.40 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 46.90 48.10 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 1.70 1.60 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 594.10 601.50 601.50 245.40 Index Points [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.72 0.74 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Private Sector Credit 8321.52 8261.35 8321.52 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.40 -0.10 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 99.50 Aug/15 92.30 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 98.90 Aug/15 97.90 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Dec/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 104.48 Jul/15 105.54 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -6.90 Aug/15 -7.20 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 93.00 Jul/15 93.70 128.94 80.01 [+]
Germany 9.90 Sep/15 10.10 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 131.00 Jun/15 130.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 109.90 Jul/15 111.30 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 109.00 Aug/15 106.70 124.19 84.70 [+]
Japan 40.30 Jul/15 41.70 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 92.20 Jul/15 94.70 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands 6.00 Aug/15 4.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -23.00 Jun/15 -32.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 102.00 Aug/15 100.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 105.60 Jul/15 101.40 105.60 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -19.00 Sep/15 -6.00 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 62.35 Aug/15 64.66 98.68 55.66 [+]
United Kingdom 7.00 Aug/15 4.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 92.90 Aug/15 93.10 111.40 51.70 [+]