United States Consumer Sentiment  1952-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 90 in July 2016, slightly up from a preliminary reading of 89.5 but well below 93.5 in June. It is the lowest reading since April as both current conditions and future expectations worsened, final figures showed. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.91 from 1952 until 2016, 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
90.00 93.50 111.40 51.70 1952 - 2016 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. United States Consumer Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-24 02:00 PM Jun 93.5 94.7 94 94.3
2016-07-15 02:00 PM Jul 89.5 93.5 93.5 93
2016-07-29 02:00 PM Jul 90 93.5 90.5 89.5
2016-08-12 02:00 PM Aug 90 92.4 89.2
2016-08-26 02:00 PM Aug 90
2016-09-16 02:00 PM Sep 89.5

US Consumer Sentiment Revised Slightly Up


The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 90 in July 2016, slightly up from a preliminary reading of 89.5 but well below 93.5 in June. It is the lowest reading since April as both current conditions and future expectations worsened, final figures showed.

The barometer of consumer expectations came in at 77.8 compared to a preliminary reading of 77.1 and a final of 82.4 in the previous month. The gauge of current economic conditions came in at 109 compared to a preliminary of 108.7 and a final of 110.8 in June.

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year to be 2.7 percent, lower than a preliminary of 2.8 percent but up from 2.4 percent in June. Over the next 5 years, they expect consumer prices to accelerate to 2.6 percent, in line with earlier estimates and up from 2.3 percent in June.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/29/2016 3:14:26 PM

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 90.00 93.50 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.60 0.20 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.70 2.50 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.70 0.40 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11482.80 11365.20 11482.80 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13891.10 13855.40 13891.10 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 1.00 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.40 4.60 -5.40 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.40 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 18.56 13.40 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 8907.20 8858.13 8907.20 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 45.50 48.20 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.60 0.40 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.61 0.62 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.20 79.10 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4554.00 4389.00 15875.00 3362.00 USD Million [+]




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Albania -13.90 Jun/16
Argentina 45.63 Jul/16
Armenia 42.34 Mar/16
Australia 99.10 Jul/16
Austria -8.00 Jul/16
Azerbaijan 23.80 Sep/14
Belgium -4.00 Jul/16
Brazil 101.00 Jun/16
Bulgaria -26.90 Jun/16
Canada 84.40 Dec/13
Cape Verde 4.00 Mar/16
Chile 33.90 May/16
China 102.90 Jun/16
Colombia -11.30 Jun/16
Croatia -23.10 Jul/16
Cyprus -8.20 Jul/16
Czech Republic 102.30 Jul/16
Denmark 3.10 Jul/16
Ecuador 26.90 May/16
Egypt 78.00 Mar/16
Estonia -6.30 Jul/16
Euro Area -7.90 Jul/16
European Union -7.60 Jul/16
Finland 13.10 Jul/16
France 96.00 Jul/16
Georgia -28.20 May/16
Germany 10.00 Aug/16
Greece -69.20 Jul/16
Hong kong 88.00 Mar/16
Hungary -16.10 Jul/16
Iceland 135.70 Jun/16
India 134.00 Mar/16
Indonesia 113.70 Jun/16
Ireland 103.40 Jun/16
Israel -15.00 Jun/16
Italy 111.30 Jul/16
Japan 41.80 Jun/16
Kazakhstan 17.00 Dec/13
Kyrgyzstan 22.00 Dec/15
Latvia -7.60 Jun/16
Lithuania -9.00 Jul/16
Luxembourg 8.40 Jul/16
Malaysia 72.90 Mar/16
Malta 2.20 Jul/16
Mexico 93.50 Jun/16
Morocco 71.60 Mar/16
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/16
New Zealand 106.00 Jun/16
Nigeria -24.20 Jun/16
Norway -16.50 Jun/16
Oman 83.10 Mar/16
Pakistan 163.17 May/16
Peru 121.00 May/16
Philippines -6.40 Jun/16
Poland -5.60 Jul/16
Portugal -13.00 Jul/16
Romania -19.80 Jul/16
Russia -26.00 Jun/16
Saudi Arabia 104.00 Mar/16
Slovakia -9.60 Jul/16
Slovenia -13.00 Jul/16
South Africa -11.00 Jun/16
South Korea 101.00 Jul/16
Spain 96.30 Jun/16
Sweden 95.20 Jul/16
Switzerland -15.00 Jun/16
Taiwan 80.18 Jul/16
Thailand 71.60 Jun/16
Turkey 67.03 Jul/16
Ukraine 52.70 Jun/16
United Arab Emirates 104.00 Mar/16
United Kingdom -12.00 Jul/16
United States 90.00 Jul/16
Venezuela 60.00 Mar/16
Vietnam 144.80 Dec/15