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 82.5 in August of 2014, up from 81.8 in July of 2014. Consumer Confidence 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 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
82.50 81.80 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 Saturday, August 30, 2014.


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.

The barometer of current economic conditions rose to 99.8 from a preliminary reading of 99.6 and 97.4 in July. It is the highest figure since July of 2007. 

The gauge of consumer expectations came in at 71.3, up from a preliminary 66.2, but down from 71.8 in July. 

The one-year inflation expectations fell to 3.2 percent versus a preliminary 3.4 percent and 3.3 percent in the previous month, while the five-to-ten-year inflation outlook rose to 2.9 percent from 2.7 percent in July.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/29/2014 3:08:40 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Sentiment Lowest Since November
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment fell to 79.2 in August from 81.8 reported a month earlier. Yet, the barometer of current economic conditions rose to its highest since July of 2007. Published on 2014-08-15

US Consumer Sentiment Drops in July
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment edged down in July to 81.8, below the 82.0 flash estimate and down from the June reading of 82.5. Published on 2014-08-01


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-18 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Jul 2014 81.3 82.5 83.2 83.04
2014-08-01 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final
Jul 2014 81.8 82.5 83.0 81.3
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 82.5 81.2


Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 82.50 81.80 85.10 55.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.04 0.24 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 4.30 11.20 -11.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10910.40 10844.30 10910.40 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13021.20 12969.70 13021.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending -0.10 0.44 2.75 -2.02 Percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.39 3.82 -4.36 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.30 14.60 0.80 Percent [+]
Consumer Credit 17.30 18.80 114.70 -18.00 USD Billions [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 Percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 44.50 45.60 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.00 4.60 7.60 -5.80 Percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 98.47 Aug/14 94.91 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 108.30 Aug/14 109.50 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Dec/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 104.40 Jul/14 104.70 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -10.00 Aug/14 -8.40 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 86.30 Jul/14 85.81 128.94 79.97 [+]
Germany 8.60 Sep/14 8.90 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 128.00 Jun/14 121.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 119.80 Jul/14 116.30 120.40 9.60 [+]
Italy 101.90 Aug/14 104.40 124.19 84.80 [+]
Japan 41.50 Jul/14 41.10 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 90.52 Jul/14 90.97 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands -6.00 Aug/14 -2.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -6.00 May/14 -11.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 107.00 Aug/14 105.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 88.90 Jul/14 89.30 98.00 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -0.70 Aug/14 0.40 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 73.23 Aug/14 73.91 111.90 68.88 [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Aug/14 -2.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 82.50 Aug/14 81.80 85.10 55.30 [+]





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