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

Consumer Confidence in the United States increased to 96.10 in June of 2015 from 90.70 in May of 2015. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.79 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
96.10 90.70 111.40 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. Content for - United States Consumer Sentiment - was last refreshed on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-29 03:00 PM May 90.7 95.9 89.9 88.6
2015-06-12 03:00 PM Jun 94.6 90.7 91.5 91.1
2015-06-26 03:00 PM Jun 96.1 90.7 94.6 94.6
2015-07-17 03:00 PM Jul 96.1 97.75
2015-07-31 03:00 PM Jul 96.1
2015-08-14 03:00 PM Aug 97.48


US Consumer Sentiment at 5-Month High


The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 96.1 in June, higher than a preliminary reading of 94.6 and a final 90.7 in May. It is the highest figure since January, beating market expectations.

The barometer of current economic conditions increased to 108.9 from a preliminary 106.8. In May, the figure was 100.8.

The gauge of consumer expectations rose to 87.8 from a preliminary 86.8 and a final 84.2 in the previous month.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will be 2.7 percent, unchanged from the preliminary reading but down from 2.8 percent in May. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to rise 2.6 percent, compared with a preliminary reading of 2.7 percent and a final figure of 2.8 percent in May.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/26/2015 3:14:33 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Sentiment Rises More than Expected
The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 94.6 in June, up from 90.7 in May and well above market expectations. Both current and future expectations went up while the inflation outlook slowed.
Published on 2015-06-12

US Consumer Sentiment Above Estimates
The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 90.7 in May, higher than a preliminary reading of 88.6 but below 95.9 reported in April. Yet, it is the lowest figure in six months.
Published on 2015-05-29

US Consumer Sentiment at 7-Month Low
The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 88.6 in May, down from 95.9 in April and well below market expectations. Both current and future expectations declined while the inflation outlook rose.
Published on 2015-05-15

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.
Published on 2015-04-17


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 96.10 90.70 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.20 0.20 6.70 -3.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.70 1.50 11.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11177.90 11119.60 11177.90 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13429.30 13353.40 13429.30 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.90 0.10 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.50 0.50 3.80 -5.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.10 5.60 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 20.50 21.40 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 48.10 49.70 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 1.70 1.70 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 566.40 580.50 585.60 245.40 Index Points [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.74 0.73 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Private Sector Credit 8209.18 8187.04 8209.18 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 1.00 0.10 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 95.30 Jun/15 102.40 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 96.20 Jun/15 98.70 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Dec/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 107.60 Apr/15 107.10 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -5.60 Jun/15 -5.60 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 93.70 Jun/15 93.51 128.94 80.01 [+]
Germany 10.10 Jul/15 10.20 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 130.00 Mar/15 129.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 111.30 Jun/15 112.80 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 109.50 Jun/15 106.00 124.19 84.70 [+]
Japan 41.40 May/15 41.50 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 92.00 May/15 91.30 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands 6.00 Jun/15 2.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -32.00 Mar/15 -18.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 99.00 Jun/15 105.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 101.40 Jun/15 103.10 103.10 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -7.00 Jun/15 -0.70 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 66.45 Jun/15 64.29 111.90 64.29 [+]
United Kingdom 7.00 Jun/15 1.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 96.10 Jun/15 90.70 111.40 51.70 [+]