United States Consumer Sentiment 1952-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 93 in March of 2015, compared to 95.4 in February of 2015. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.73 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.

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United States Consumer Sentiment


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
93.00 95.40 111.40 51.70 1952 - 2015 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, March 28, 2015.


US Consumer Sentiment Above Forecasts in March


The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 93 in March, higher than a preliminary reading of 91.2 but below 95.4 reported in February.

The barometer of current economic conditions decreased to 105 from 106.9 reported in February.

The gauge of consumer expectations fell to 85.3 from 88 in the previous month.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will be 2.8 percent, compared with 2.7 percent in February. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to rise 3 percent, compared with 2.8 percent in February.

University of Michigan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/27/2015 2:15:45 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Sentiment at 4-Month Low
The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 91.2 in March, down from 95.4 in February and well below market expectations. The consumer sentiment fell for the second month as current and future expectations both declined. Published on 2015-03-13

US Consumer Sentiment Falls From 11-Year High in February
The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 95.4 in February, much higher than a preliminary reading of 93.6. It was the first decrease in seven months reflecting bad weather and uptick in fuel cost. Published on 2015-02-27


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-27 03:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Feb
95.4 98.1 94.0 93.6
2015-03-13 02:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Mar
91.2 95.4 95.5 95.45
2015-03-27 02:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Mar
93 95.4 92.0 91.2
2015-04-17 02:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Apr
96.56
2015-05-01 02:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Apr
2015-05-15 02:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  May
97.74


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 93.00 95.40 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.60 -0.80 6.71 -3.58 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.70 3.60 11.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11119.60 10999.50 11119.60 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13260.00 13207.40 13260.00 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending -0.20 -0.30 2.75 -2.02 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.30 3.82 -5.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.50 5.00 14.60 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 11.60 17.87 114.70 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 49.10 47.50 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 2.80 2.60 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 557.50 538.90 583.80 245.40 Index Points [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.63 0.54 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.10 -1.10 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 99.47 Mar/15 100.70 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 100.00 Feb/15 104.20 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Dec/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 109.80 Feb/15 105.70 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -3.70 Mar/15 -6.70 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 93.00 Mar/15 92.07 128.94 80.09 [+]
Germany 10.00 Apr/15 9.70 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 129.00 Nov/14 126.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 120.20 Feb/15 120.20 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 110.90 Feb/15 104.00 124.19 84.70 [+]
Japan 40.70 Feb/15 39.10 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 91.10 Jan/15 93.60 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands 2.00 Mar/15 -7.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -18.00 Nov/14 -7.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 101.00 Mar/15 103.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 99.00 Feb/15 99.60 99.60 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -0.70 Feb/15 -5.30 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 64.39 Mar/15 68.06 111.90 64.39 [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 93.00 Mar/15 95.40 111.40 51.70 [+]