United States Consumer Sentiment 1952-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 88.8 in November of 2014, from 86.9 in October of 2014. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.06 from 1952 until 2014, 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 Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan.

   
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United States Consumer Sentiment


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
88.80 86.90 111.40 51.70 1952 - 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. Content for - United States Consumer Sentiment - was last refreshed on Friday, November 28, 2014.


US Consumer Sentiment Highest Since July of 2007


The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 88.8 in November, down from a preliminary reading of 89.4 but up from 86.9 in October.

The barometer of current economic conditions decreased marginally to a final 102.7 from a preliminary 103. In October, the current conditions index marked 98.3. 

The final gauge of consumer expectations decreased to 79.9 from a preliminary 80.6 but rose from 79.6 in October. 

The one-year inflation expectations increased to 2.8 percent in November from a preliminary 2.6 percent but fell from 2.9 percent in the previous month. The five-to-ten-year inflation outlook was recorded at 2.6 percent, unchanged from the preliminary reading but down from 2.8 percent in October. 

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/26/2014 3:30:00 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Sentiment Surges
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment increased for the fourth straight month to a preliminary reading of 89.4 in November. It is the highest figure since July of 2007 as falling unemployment increased consumers’ current and future expectations. Published on 2014-11-14

US Consumer Sentiment Confirmed at 7-Year High
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 86.9 in October, compared with a preliminary reading of 86.4 and 84.6 in September. Consumers’ sentiment rose for the third consecutive month to its highest since July of 2007. Published on 2014-10-31


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-31 01:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Oct 2014
86.9 84.6 86.4 86.4
2014-11-14 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Nov 2014
89.4 86.9 87.5 87.5
2014-11-26 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Nov 2014
88.8 86.9 90.0 89.4
2014-12-12 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Dec 2014
88.8 87.15
2014-12-23 02:55 PM
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Dec 2014
88.8


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 88.80 86.90 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 -0.30 6.71 -3.58 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.10 4.40 11.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10972.10 10912.60 10972.10 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13134.10 13118.40 13134.10 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.20 0.00 2.75 -2.02 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.20 3.82 -4.36 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.60 5.40 14.60 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 15.90 14.03 114.70 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 46.40 45.20 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.20 4.40 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 557.00 547.80 584.40 245.10 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.30 0.00 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 96.57 Nov/14 94.81 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 112.00 Oct/14 109.70 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Dec/13 84.40 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 105.40 Sep/14 103.80 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -11.60 Nov/14 -11.10 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 87.00 Nov/14 85.00 128.94 79.97 [+]
Germany 8.70 Dec/14 8.50 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 126.00 Aug/14 128.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 120.60 Oct/14 119.80 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 100.20 Nov/14 101.30 124.19 84.80 [+]
Japan 38.90 Oct/14 39.90 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 90.60 Oct/14 91.80 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands -8.00 Nov/14 -3.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -7.00 Aug/14 -6.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 103.00 Nov/14 105.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 86.80 Oct/14 89.30 98.00 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -5.30 Nov/14 -0.70 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 68.70 Nov/14 70.34 111.90 68.70 [+]
United Kingdom -2.00 Nov/14 -2.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 88.80 Nov/14 86.90 111.40 51.70 [+]