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

The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 92 in January of 2016, much lower than a preliminary estimate of 93.3 and below 92.6 in December. Both current and future expectations decreased and the 1 year inflation outlook eased. 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.

United States Consumer Sentiment
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
93.30 93.10 111.40 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-23 03:00 PM Dec 92.6 91.3 92 91.8
2016-01-15 03:00 PM Dec 93.3 92.6 93 91.59
2016-01-29 03:00 PM Jan 92 92.6 93 93.3
2016-02-12 03:00 PM Feb 92 92 91.9
2016-02-26 03:00 PM Feb 92
2016-03-18 03:00 PM Mar 91.27

US Consumer Sentiment Revised Sharply Down in January


The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 92 in January of 2016, much lower than a preliminary estimate of 93.3 and below 92.6 in December. Both current and future expectations decreased and the 1 year inflation outlook eased.

The barometer of current economic conditions came in at 106.4, compared to a preliminary reading of 105.1 and a final reading of 108.1 in December. The gauge of consumer expectations was recorded at 82.7, lower than 85.7 initially reported, but the same as 82.7 in the previous month.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will be 2.5 percent, higher than a preliminary of 2.4 percent but below 2.6 percent in the previous month. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to increase 2.7 percent, unchanged from the preliminary estimate but higher than 2.6 percent in December.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/29/2016 3:17:22 PM

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 93.30 93.10 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 0.20 6.70 -3.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 1.40 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.10 0.40 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11322.50 11262.40 11322.50 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13654.40 13630.90 13654.40 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.00 0.30 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.30 3.80 -5.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.50 5.50 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 21.27 16.02 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 8591.54 8513.93 8591.54 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.37 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 47.80 47.30 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.60 0.60 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.10 77.10 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.48 0.54 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Chain Store Sales 6083.00 4499.00 15875.00 3489.00 USD Million [+]




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Argentina 54.00 Jan/16
Armenia 40.40 Sep/15
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Austria -21.00 Jan/16
Azerbaijan 23.80 Sep/14
Belgium -4.00 Jan/16
Brazil 98.60 Jan/16
Bulgaria -28.70 Mar/16
Canada 84.40 Dec/13
Cape Verde 2.00 Dec/15
Chile 37.00 Dec/15
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Colombia 1.10 Dec/15
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Cyprus -9.70 Jan/16
Czech Republic 110.00 Jan/16
Denmark 4.60 Jan/16
Ecuador 36.20 Dec/16
Egypt 77.00 Dec/15
Estonia -6.60 Jan/16
Euro Area -6.30 Jan/16
European Union -4.20 Jan/16
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France 97.00 Jan/16
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Germany 9.40 Feb/16
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Hong kong 99.00 Dec/15
Hungary -16.60 Jan/16
Iceland 113.50 Dec/15
India 131.00 Dec/15
Indonesia 112.60 Jan/16
Ireland 108.60 Jan/16
Israel -16.00 Jan/16
Italy 118.90 Jan/16
Japan 42.50 Jan/16
Kazakhstan 17.00 Dec/13
Kyrgyzstan 18.50 Jun/15
Latvia -6.70 Jan/16
Lithuania -6.00 Jan/16
Luxembourg 5.40 Jan/16
Malaysia 63.80 Dec/15
Malta -0.30 Jan/16
Mexico 92.50 Jan/16
Morocco 77.10 Dec/15
Netherlands 4.00 Jan/16
New Zealand 110.70 Dec/15
Nigeria -3.00 Dec/15
Norway -11.31 Dec/15
Oman 95.30 Dec/15
Pakistan 172.47 Jan/16
Peru 98.00 Dec/15
Philippines -8.10 Dec/15
Poland -7.00 Jan/16
Portugal -12.60 Jan/16
Romania -17.90 Jan/16
Russia -26.00 Dec/15
Saudi Arabia 106.00 Dec/15
Slovakia -5.30 Jan/16
Slovenia -16.00 Jan/16
South Africa -14.00 Dec/15
South Korea 100.00 Jan/16
Spain 99.10 Jan/16
Sweden 97.50 Jan/16
Switzerland -13.80 Mar/16
Taiwan 80.89 Jan/16
Thailand 75.50 Jan/16
Turkey 71.60 Jan/16
Ukraine 53.10 Dec/15
United Arab Emirates 108.00 Dec/15
United Kingdom 4.00 Jan/16
United States 93.30 Jan/16
Venezuela 61.00 Dec/15
Vietnam 144.80 Dec/15