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

Consumer Confidence in the United States decreased to 93.30 in July from 96.10 in June of 2015. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.80 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
93.30 96.10 111.40 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 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. Content for - United States Consumer Sentiment - was last refreshed on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 93.3 96.1 96.4 96.75
2015-07-31 03:00 PM Jul 96.1 94 93.3
2015-08-14 03:00 PM Aug 97.48
2015-08-28 03:00 PM Aug


US Consumer Sentiment Falls in July


The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 93.3 in July, down from 96.1 in June and well below market expectations as concerns over the Greek crisis and the Chinese slowdown drove current and future expectations down.

The barometer of current economic conditions fell to 106 in July from a final reading of 108.9 in June and the gauge of consumer expectations decreased to 85.2 from 87.8 in the previous month.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will rise to 2.8 percent from 2.7 percent in June. Over the next 5 to 10 years, they expect consumer prices to rise 2.7 percent, compared with 2.6 percent in the previous month.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/17/2015 3:11:35 PM


Recent Releases

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.
Published on 2015-06-26

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


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 93.30 96.10 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 1.00 6.70 -3.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.40 2.30 11.20 -11.50 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 16.09 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 48.10 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 1.00 1.20 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 601.50 566.40 601.50 245.40 Index Points [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.74 0.73 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Private Sector Credit 8261.35 8209.18 8261.35 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.10 0.80 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 92.30 Jul/15 95.30 127.67 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 109.90 May/15 107.60 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -7.10 Jul/15 -5.60 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 93.00 Jul/15 93.70 128.94 80.01 [+]
Germany 10.10 Aug/15 10.10 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 106.50 Jul/15 109.30 124.19 84.70 [+]
Japan 41.70 Jun/15 41.40 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 94.70 Jun/15 92.00 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands 4.00 Jul/15 6.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -23.00 Jun/15 -32.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 100.00 Jul/15 99.00 117.00 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 64.66 Jul/15 66.45 111.90 64.29 [+]
United Kingdom 7.00 Jun/15 1.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 93.30 Jul/15 96.10 111.40 51.70 [+]