United States Consumer Sentiment

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 81.3 in July of 2014, down from 82.5 in June of 2014. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 71.68 from 2008 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 85.10 in July of 2013 and a record low of 55.30 in November of 2008. Consumer Confidence in the United States is reported by the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan.

   
 
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United States Consumer Sentiment


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
81.30 82.50 85.10 55.30 2008 - 2014 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.


US Consumer Sentiment Falls in July


The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary July reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 81.3, down from a final 82.5 in June. Consumer expectations fell for the third straight month.

The current economic conditions index increased to 97.1 from 96.6 in June. 

The survey's gauge of consumer expectations came in at 71.1, down from 73.5 in the previous month.

The survey's one-year inflation expectation increased to 3.3 percent from 3.1 percent in June, while the five-to-ten-year inflation outlook decreased to 2.6 percent (2.9 percent in the previous month).

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/18/2014 3:13:14 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Sentiment Beats Expectations
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final June reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 82.5, up from a preliminary 81.2 and above market forecasts. Consumers were more confident that first quarter GDP contraction was due to bad weather conditions. Published on 2014-06-27

US Consumer Sentiment Falls in June
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment declined to 81.2 in June from 81.9 reported in May as confidence among consumers with the lowest incomes went down. Published on 2014-06-13


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-13 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Jun 2014 81.2 81.9 83.0 80.98
2014-06-13 02:55 PM United States
Michigan Consumer Expectations - Prel
Jun 2014 72.2 73.7 74.6
2014-06-13 02:55 PM United States
Michigan Current Conditions - Prel
Jun 2014 95.4 94.5 95.7
2014-06-27 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final
Jun 2014 82.5 81.9 82.2 81.20
2014-07-18 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Jul 2014 81.3 82.5 83.2 83.04


Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 81.30 82.50 85.10 55.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.25 0.50 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.30 4.30 11.20 -11.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10859.20 10831.50 10859.20 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 12877.20 12821.60 12877.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.15 0.00 2.75 -2.02 Percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.30 3.82 -4.36 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 4.80 4.50 14.60 0.80 Percent [+]
Consumer Credit 19.60 26.11 114.70 -18.00 USD Billions [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 Percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 45.60 47.70 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 3.70 6.00 7.60 -5.80 Percent [+]





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