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

The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 94.7 in May of 2016, down from 95.8 in the preliminary release but higher than 89 in the previous month. Future expectations decreased while the current conditions index rose to its highest since January 2007. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.87 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
95.80 91.70 111.40 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-29 02:00 PM Apr 89 91 90 89.7
2016-05-13 02:00 PM May 95.8 89 91 90
2016-05-27 02:00 PM May 94.7 89 95.4 95.8
2016-06-10 02:00 PM Jun 94.7 94.54
2016-06-24 02:00 PM Jun 94.7
2016-07-15 02:00 PM Jul 93.98

US Consumer Sentiment Revised Down in May


The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 94.7 in May of 2016, down from 95.8 in the preliminary release but higher than 89 in the previous month. Future expectations decreased while the current conditions index rose to its highest since January 2007.

The gauge of consumer expectations was recorded at 84.9 versus a preliminary reading of 87.5 and a final of 77.6 in the previous month. The barometer of current economic conditions came in at 109.9, higher than a preliminary reading of 108.6 and compared with a final reading of 106.7 in March. 

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will be 2.4 percent, lower than a preliminary of 2.5 percent and 2.8 percent in April. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to increase 2.5 percent, the same as in the previous month but lower than a preliminary of 2.6 percent.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/27/2016 3:11:54 PM

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 95.80 91.70 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.30 -0.30 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.00 1.70 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.80 0.20 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11384.20 11330.70 11384.20 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13719.30 13688.50 13719.30 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.10 0.10 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.20 3.80 -5.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.40 5.40 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 29.67 14.14 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 8813.53 8762.93 8813.53 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 48.70 46.30 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.40 0.50 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.57 0.55 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.10 79.10 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4380.00 4057.00 15875.00 3362.00 USD Million [+]




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Morocco 71.60 Mar/16
Netherlands 1.00 May/16
New Zealand 109.60 Mar/16
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Oman 95.30 Dec/15
Pakistan 163.17 May/16
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Spain 91.00 Apr/16
Sweden 96.00 May/16
Switzerland -15.00 Jun/16
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Thailand 72.70 Apr/16
Turkey 68.80 May/16
Ukraine 49.10 Apr/16
United Arab Emirates 104.00 Mar/16
United Kingdom -1.00 May/16
United States 95.80 May/16
Venezuela 61.00 Dec/15
Vietnam 144.80 Dec/15