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

The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 89 in April of 2016, down from 91.0 in the previous month and lower than preliminary estimates of 89.7. It is the smallest reading since September as future expectations decreased to its lowest since September of 2014 and inflation rate for the next year is seen at a 7-month high. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.87 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. Consumer Confidence in the United States is reported by the University of Michigan.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
89.70 91.70 111.40 51.70 1952 - 2016 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. United States Consumer Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-01 02:00 PM Mar 91 91.7 90.5 90
2016-04-15 02:00 PM Apr 89.7 91 92.0 91.7
2016-04-29 02:00 PM Apr 89 91 90 89.7
2016-05-13 02:00 PM May 88.86
2016-05-27 02:00 PM May
2016-06-10 02:00 PM Jun 89.02

US Consumer Sentiment Revised Down in April


The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 89 in April of 2016, down from 91.0 in the previous month and lower than preliminary estimates of 89.7. It is the smallest reading since September as future expectations decreased to its lowest since September of 2014 and inflation rate for the next year is seen at a 7-month high.

The gauge of consumer expectations was recorded at 77.6 versus a preliminary reading of 79.6 and a final of 81.5 in the previous month. The barometer of current economic conditions came in at 106.7, higher than a preliminary reading of 105.4 and compared with a final reading of 105.6 in March. 

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will be 2.8 percent, higher than a preliminary and a final of 2.7 percent in March. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to increase 2.5 percent, matching preliminary estimate but lower than 2.7 percent in the previous month.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/29/2016 3:12:42 PM

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 89.70 91.70 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 -0.10 6.70 -3.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.70 3.10 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.20 -0.10 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11383.20 11330.70 11383.20 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13719.30 13688.50 13719.30 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.10 0.10 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.20 3.80 -5.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.40 5.40 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 17.22 21.38 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 8762.93 8707.10 8762.93 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 46.30 46.80 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.80 0.50 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.57 0.55 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.10 79.10 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4057.00 3362.00 15875.00 3362.00 USD Million [+]




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Brazil 97.50 Apr/16
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Canada 84.40 Dec/13
Cape Verde 2.00 Dec/15
Chile 35.50 Mar/16
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Colombia -20.10 Mar/16
Croatia -17.80 Apr/16
Cyprus -7.20 Apr/16
Czech Republic 104.30 Apr/16
Denmark 5.50 Apr/16
Ecuador 31.00 Mar/16
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Estonia -12.90 Apr/16
Euro Area -9.30 Apr/16
European Union -6.80 Apr/16
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France 94.00 Apr/16
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Germany 9.70 May/16
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Hong kong 99.00 Dec/15
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Iceland 124.00 Mar/16
India 131.00 Dec/15
Indonesia 109.80 Mar/16
Ireland 100.60 Mar/16
Israel -14.00 Mar/16
Italy 114.20 Apr/16
Japan 41.70 Mar/16
Kazakhstan 17.00 Dec/13
Kyrgyzstan 22.00 Dec/15
Latvia -8.50 Apr/16
Lithuania -8.00 Apr/16
Luxembourg 7.00 Apr/16
Malaysia 72.90 Mar/16
Malta -1.20 Apr/16
Mexico 89.20 Mar/16
Morocco 77.10 Dec/15
Netherlands 1.00 Apr/16
New Zealand 109.60 Mar/16
Nigeria -10.30 Mar/16
Norway -16.20 Mar/16
Oman 95.30 Dec/15
Pakistan 168.96 Mar/16
Peru 108.00 Mar/16
Philippines -5.70 Mar/16
Poland -4.70 Apr/16
Portugal -12.40 Apr/16
Romania -17.60 Apr/16
Russia -30.00 Mar/16
Saudi Arabia 106.00 Dec/15
Slovakia -9.70 Apr/16
Slovenia -17.00 Apr/16
South Africa -9.00 Mar/16
South Korea 101.00 Apr/16
Spain 92.60 Mar/16
Sweden 97.10 Apr/16
Switzerland -13.80 Mar/16
Taiwan 80.37 Apr/16
Thailand 73.50 Mar/16
Turkey 68.50 Apr/16
Ukraine 50.60 Mar/16
United Arab Emirates 108.00 Dec/15
United Kingdom -3.00 Apr/16
United States 89.70 Apr/16
Venezuela 61.00 Dec/15
Vietnam 144.80 Dec/15