United States Consumer Sentiment 1952-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 89.4 in November of 2014, up from 86.9 in October of 2014. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.06 from 1952 until 2014, 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 Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan.

   
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United States Consumer Sentiment


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
89.40 86.90 111.40 51.70 1952 - 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 Friday, November 21, 2014.


US Consumer Sentiment Surges


The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment increased for the fourth straight month to a preliminary reading of 89.4 in November. It is the highest figure since July of 2007 as falling unemployment increased consumers’ current and future expectations.

The barometer of current economic conditions registered 103 in November as compared to 98.3 reported in October and above market forecasts. The gauge of consumer expectations rose to a better-than-expected 80.6 from 79.6 in the previous month. 

The one-year inflation expectations dropped to 2.6 percent from 2.9 percent in October. The five-to-ten-year inflation outlook came in at 2.6 percent, down from 2.8 percent in the previous month. 

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/14/2014 3:52:54 PM


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US Consumer Sentiment Confirmed at 7-Year High
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 86.9 in October, compared with a preliminary reading of 86.4 and 84.6 in September. Consumers’ sentiment rose for the third consecutive month to its highest since July of 2007. Published on 2014-10-31

US Consumer Sentiment Beats Expectations
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment increased to a preliminary reading of 86.4 in October from 84.6 in September. It is the highest reading in seven years. Published on 2014-10-17


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-17 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Oct 2014
86.4 84.6 84.3 85
2014-10-31 01:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Oct 2014
86.9 84.6 86.4 86.4
2014-11-14 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Nov 2014
89.4 86.9 87.5 87.5
2014-11-26 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Nov 2014
86.9 89.4 89.4
2014-12-12 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Dec 2014
87.15
2014-12-23 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Dec 2014


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 89.40 86.90 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 -0.30 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.10 4.40 11.20 -11.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10960.90 10912.60 10960.90 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13134.10 13118.40 13134.10 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending -0.20 0.50 2.75 -2.02 Percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.30 3.82 -4.36 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.60 5.40 14.60 0.80 Percent [+]
Consumer Credit 15.90 14.03 114.70 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 Percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 46.40 45.20 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 3.90 4.40 7.60 -5.80 Percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 556.00 547.80 584.40 245.10 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.30 0.00 2.20 -5.00 Percent [+]