United States Consumer Sentiment  1952-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 95.7 in February of 2017 from a 13-year high of 98.5 in the previous month and lower than market forecasts of 97.9. Future expectations declined and current conditions edged down. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.99 from 1952 until 2017, 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)
2017-01-13 03:00 PM Jan 98.1 98.2 98.5 98.7
2017-01-27 03:00 PM Dec 98.5 98.2 98.1 98
2017-02-10 03:00 PM Feb 95.7 98.5 97.9 98.2
2017-02-24 03:00 PM Jan 98.5 96 95.7
2017-03-17 03:00 PM Mar 94.95
2017-03-31 03:00 PM Feb 97.70




US Consumer Sentiment At 3-Month Low


The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 95.7 in February of 2017 from a 13-year high of 98.5 in the previous month and lower than market forecasts of 97.9. Future expectations declined and current conditions edged down.

The gauge of future expectations fell to 85.7 from 90.3 in January and the barometer for current economic conditions edged down to 111.2 from 111.3.

Americans expect the inflation rate to be 2.8 percent next year, compared with 2.6 percent in January and 2.5 percent over the next 5 years, lower than 2.6 percent the previous month.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/10/2017 3:08:19 PM



United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 95.70 98.50 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 1.00 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.60 4.40 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.80 0.40 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11640.40 11569.00 11640.40 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14281.20 14225.10 14281.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.50 0.20 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.10 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.40 5.50 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 14.16 25.20 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9128.74 9136.21 9141.48 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.75 3.64 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 56.40 55.60 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 1.10 0.90 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.61 0.61 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.80 78.40 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 8741.00 5754.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
95.70 98.50 111.40 51.70 1952 - 2017 Monthly
Volume, NSA, 1966=100



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