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

The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 90.4 in August 2016 from 90 in July but well below market expectations of 91.5, preliminary figures showed. Consumer expectations improved firmly while current conditions deteriorated. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.92 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
90.40 90.00 111.40 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-15 02:00 PM Jul 89.5 93.5 93.5 93
2016-07-29 02:00 PM Jul 90 93.5 90.5 89.5
2016-08-12 02:00 PM Aug 90.4 90 91.5 89.2
2016-08-26 02:00 PM Aug 90 90.6 90.4
2016-09-16 02:00 PM Sep 89.5
2016-09-30 02:00 PM Sep

US Consumer Sentiment Improves Slightly in August


The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 90.4 in August 2016 from 90 in July but well below market expectations of 91.5, preliminary figures showed. Consumer expectations improved firmly while current conditions deteriorated.

The barometer of consumer expectations went up to 80.3 from 77.8 in the previous month while the gauge of current economic conditions declined to 106.1 from 109 in July.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year to be 2.5 percent from 2.7 percent in July. Over the next 5 years, they expect consumer prices to accelerate to 2.6 percent, the same as in previous month. 

University of Michigan | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/12/2016 3:10:38 PM

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 90.40 90.00 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 0.80 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.30 2.70 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.30 0.90 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11482.80 11365.20 11482.80 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13941.00 13891.10 13941.00 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.40 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.20 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.30 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 12.32 17.91 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 8969.26 8907.20 8969.26 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 48.40 45.50 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.20 0.20 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.58 0.61 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.20 79.10 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4281.00 4554.00 15875.00 3362.00 USD Million [+]




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Argentina 45.63 Jul/16
Armenia 42.60 Jun/16
Australia 101.00 Aug/16
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Azerbaijan 23.80 Sep/14
Belgium -4.00 Aug/16
Brazil 101.20 Jul/16
Bulgaria -27.50 Sep/16
Canada 84.40 Dec/13
Cape Verde 6.00 Jun/16
Chile 33.00 Jul/16
China 106.80 Jul/16
Colombia -14.90 Jul/16
Croatia -23.10 Jul/16
Cyprus -8.20 Jul/16
Czech Republic 104.30 Aug/16
Denmark 4.80 Aug/16
Ecuador 33.10 Jun/16
Egypt 81.00 Jun/16
Estonia -6.30 Jul/16
Euro Area -8.50 Aug/16
European Union -7.80 Aug/16
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France 96.00 Jul/16
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Germany 10.00 Aug/16
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Hong kong 87.00 Jun/16
Hungary -16.10 Jul/16
Iceland 124.90 Jul/16
India 128.00 Jun/16
Indonesia 114.20 Jul/16
Ireland 99.60 Jul/16
Israel -11.30 Jul/16
Italy 111.30 Jul/16
Japan 41.30 Jul/16
Kazakhstan 17.00 Dec/13
Kyrgyzstan 22.00 Dec/15
Latvia -8.60 Jul/16
Lithuania -9.00 Jul/16
Luxembourg 8.40 Jul/16
Malaysia 78.50 Jun/16
Malta 2.20 Jul/16
Mexico 88.90 Jul/16
Morocco 75.70 Jun/16
Netherlands 2.00 Aug/16
New Zealand 106.00 Jun/16
Nigeria -24.20 Jun/16
Norway -4.13 Sep/16
Oman 83.10 Mar/16
Pakistan 157.85 Jul/16
Peru 110.00 Jul/16
Philippines -6.40 Jun/16
Poland -3.80 Aug/16
Portugal -13.00 Jul/16
Romania -19.80 Jul/16
Russia -26.00 Jun/16
Saudi Arabia 104.00 Jun/16
Slovakia -9.60 Jul/16
Slovenia -12.00 Aug/16
South Africa -11.00 Jun/16
South Korea 101.00 Jul/16
Spain 94.80 Jul/16
Sweden 95.20 Jul/16
Switzerland -15.00 Sep/16
Taiwan 80.18 Jul/16
Thailand 72.50 Jul/16
Turkey 74.44 Aug/16
Ukraine 50.10 Jul/16
United Arab Emirates 109.00 Jun/16
United Kingdom -12.00 Jul/16
United States 90.40 Aug/16
Venezuela 58.00 Jun/16
Vietnam 144.80 Dec/15