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

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 95.4 in February of 2015, from 98.1 in January of 2015. 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
95.40 98.10 111.40 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 - 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 Sunday, March 1, 2015.


US Consumer Sentiment Falls From 11-Year High in February


The University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 95.4 in February, much higher than a preliminary reading of 93.6. It was the first decrease in seven months reflecting bad weather and uptick in fuel cost.

The barometer of current economic conditions increased to 106.9 from a preliminary 103.1. In January, the current conditions index marked 109.3, the highest since Janaury 2007.

The final gauge of consumer expectations rose slightly to 88 from a preliminary 87.5. In January it was 91.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year will be 2.8 percent, compared with 2.5 percent in January. Over the next five to 10 years, they expect a 2.7 percent rate of inflation, compared with 2.8 percent in January.

University of Michigan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
2/27/2015 3:15:11 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Confidence Disappoints in February
The University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment declined to 93.6 in February from an 11 year high of 98.1 reported in January. Published on 2015-02-13

US Consumer Sentiment The Highest Since January 2004
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 98.1 in January, marginally unchanged from a preliminary reading of 98.1. It is the highest number in eleven years as steady job and wage gains boosted current expectations. Published on 2015-01-30


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-13 03:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Feb
93.6 98.1 98.1 97.1
2015-02-13 03:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Expectations Prel  Feb
87.5 91 92.5 94.26
2015-02-27 03:00 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Feb
95.4 98.1 94.0 93.6
2015-03-13 01:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Mar
95.4 95.45
2015-03-27 01:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final  Mar
95.4
2015-04-17 02:55 PM
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel  Apr
96.56


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 95.40 98.10 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.80 -0.90 6.71 -3.58 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.30 3.20 11.20 -11.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11113.60 10999.50 11113.60 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13190.40 13154.60 13190.40 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending -0.30 0.50 2.75 -2.02 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.30 3.82 -4.36 percent [+]
Personal Savings 4.90 4.30 14.60 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 14.80 13.50 114.70 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 47.50 51.50 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 2.80 3.80 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 538.90 553.00 583.80 245.40 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.90 -0.90 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]


Consumer Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 100.70 Feb/15 93.20 127.67 64.61 [+]
Brazil 100.00 Feb/15 104.20 120.70 89.41 [+]
Canada 84.40 Nov/13 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
China 105.70 Jan/15 105.80 124.60 97.00 [+]
Euro Area -6.70 Feb/15 -8.50 2.40 -34.30 [+]
France 92.07 Feb/15 89.93 128.94 80.09 [+]
Germany 9.70 Mar/15 9.30 16.80 -3.50 [+]
India 129.00 Nov/14 126.00 131.00 92.00 [+]
Indonesia 120.20 Jan/15 116.50 120.60 9.60 [+]
Italy 110.90 Feb/15 104.00 124.19 84.70 [+]
Japan 39.10 Jan/15 38.80 50.80 27.40 [+]
Mexico 91.10 Jan/15 93.60 117.65 76.95 [+]
Netherlands -7.00 Feb/15 -6.00 27.00 -44.00 [+]
Russia -18.00 Nov/14 -7.00 1.00 -59.00 [+]
South Korea 103.00 Feb/15 102.00 117.00 81.00 [+]
Spain 99.60 Jan/15 90.60 99.60 37.60 [+]
Switzerland -0.70 Feb/15 -5.30 25.30 -53.60 [+]
Turkey 68.06 Feb/15 67.71 111.90 67.71 [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
United States 95.40 Feb/15 98.10 111.40 51.70 [+]