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

The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 95.9 in April of 2015, compared to 93 in March 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
95.90 93.00 111.40 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, April 25, 2015.


US Consumer Sentiment at 3-Month High


The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 95.9 in April, up from 93 in March and above market expectations. Both current and future expectations increased while the inflation outlook slowed.

The barometer of current economic conditions increased to 108.2 from 105 reported in March.

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

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will be 2.5 percent, compared with 3 percent in March. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to slow to 2.6 percent, compared with 2.8 percent in March.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/17/2015 3:13:34 PM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2015-03-27

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 03:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Apr
95.9 93.0 94 93.56
2015-05-01 03:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Apr
93.0 96 95.9
2015-05-15 02:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  May
97.74
2015-05-29 02:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  May


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 95.90 93.00 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.90 -0.50 6.71 -3.58 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.30 1.90 11.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11119.60 10999.50 11119.60 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13319.80 13265.60 13319.80 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.10 -0.20 2.75 -2.02 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.40 3.82 -5.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.80 5.50 14.60 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 15.50 10.80 114.70 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 51.30 49.10 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.80 3.00 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 585.60 557.50 585.60 245.40 Index Points [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.65 0.63 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.40 0.00 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 96.20 Apr/15 99.47 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 100.00 Mar/15 100.00 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 81.20 Feb/14 84.40 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 107.10 Mar/15 109.80 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -4.60 Apr/15 -3.70 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 93.00 Mar/15 92.07 128.94 80.09 [+]
Germany 10.10 May/15 10.00 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 129.00 Nov/14 126.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 116.90 Mar/15 120.20 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 110.90 Mar/15 107.70 124.19 84.70 [+]
Japan 41.70 Mar/15 40.90 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 93.06 Mar/15 90.26 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Apr/15 2.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -32.00 Feb/15 -18.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 104.00 Apr/15 101.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 100.40 Mar/15 99.00 100.40 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -0.70 Feb/15 -5.30 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 65.35 Apr/15 64.39 111.90 64.39 [+]
United Kingdom 4.00 Mar/15 1.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 95.90 Apr/15 93.00 111.40 51.70 [+]