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

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 86.4 in October of 2014, up from 84.6 in September 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.

   
 
 

United States Consumer Sentiment


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
86.40 84.60 111.40 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 Saturday, October 25, 2014.


US Consumer Sentiment Beats Expectations


The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment increased to a preliminary reading of 86.4 in October from 84.6 in September. It is the highest reading in seven years.

The barometer of current economic conditions registered 98.9 in October, unchanged from September’s figure. The gauge of consumer expectations rose to 78.4 from 75.4 in the previous month. 

The one-year inflation expectations decreased to 2.8 percent in October from 3 percent in September and the five-to-ten-year inflation outlook was steady at 2.8 percent.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/17/2014 3:12:15 PM


Recent Releases

US Consumer Sentiment Confirmed at 14-Month High
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment came in at 84.6 in September, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and up from 82.5 in August. It is the highest figure since July of 2013. Published on 2014-09-26

US Consumer Sentiment at 14-Month High
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment increased to a preliminary reading of 84.6 in September from 82.5 in August. It is the highest figure since July of 2013, as consumers are more confident about future economic conditions. Published on 2014-09-12


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-08-29 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final
Aug 2014 82.5 81.8 80.1 79.2
2014-09-12 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Sep 2014 84.6 82.5 83.5 83
2014-09-26 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final
Sep 2014 84.6 82.5 84.7 84.6
2014-10-17 02:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel
Oct 2014 86.4 84.6 84.3 85
2014-10-31 01:55 PM United States
Reuters Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final
Oct 2014 84.6 86.4 86.4


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 86.40 84.60 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 0.58 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.30 5.00 11.20 -11.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10912.60 10844.30 10912.60 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13021.20 12969.70 13021.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.50 0.00 2.75 -2.02 Percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.20 3.82 -4.36 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.30 14.60 0.80 Percent [+]
Consumer Credit 13.52 21.61 114.70 -18.00 USD Billions [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 Percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 45.20 45.20 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.10 5.40 7.60 -5.80 Percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 555.10 560.40 584.40 245.10 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.20 0.30 2.20 -5.00 Percent [+]