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

The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States was unchanged at 89.8 in September of 2016 from 89.8 in the previous month. Figures came below market expectations of 90.8, mainly due to less favorable current conditions while future expectations regarding the overall economy improved. Consumer Confidence in the United States averaged 85.92 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
89.80 89.80 111.40 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-08-12 02:00 PM Aug 90.4 90 91.5 89.2
2016-08-26 02:00 PM Aug 89.8 90 90.6 90.4
2016-09-16 02:00 PM Sep 89.8 89.8 90.8 89.5
2016-09-30 02:00 PM Sep 89.8 90 89.9
2016-10-14 02:00 PM Oct 89.4
2016-10-28 03:00 PM Oct

US Consumer Sentiment Flat at 89.8 in September


The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States was unchanged at 89.8 in September of 2016 from 89.8 in the previous month. Figures came below market expectations of 90.8, mainly due to less favorable current conditions while future expectations regarding the overall economy improved.

The gauge of current economic conditions declined to 103.5 from 107 in August and below forecasts of 107.5. In contrast, the barometer of consumer expectations rose to 81.1 from 78.7 and expectations of 79.3. 

Americans expect the inflation rate in the next year to be 2.3 percent, the lowest since September of 2010 (2.5 percent in August) and to be unchanged at 2.5 percent over the next 5 years.

University of Michigan | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/16/2016 2:11:26 PM

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 89.80 89.80 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 0.10 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.90 2.40 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.10 -0.40 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11487.40 11365.20 11487.40 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14059.90 13941.00 14059.90 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.30 0.50 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.30 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.70 5.30 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 17.71 14.53 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 8998.31 8970.11 8998.31 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 46.70 48.40 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.20 0.40 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.59 0.58 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.40 79.20 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4122.00 4281.00 15875.00 3362.00 USD Million [+]




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Japan 42.00 Aug/16
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Mexico 86.50 Aug/16
Morocco 75.70 Jun/16
Netherlands 8.00 Sep/16
New Zealand 108.00 Sep/16
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Oman 83.10 Mar/16
Pakistan 157.85 Jul/16
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Philippines 2.50 Sep/16
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Qatar 185.20 Mar/16
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Spain 97.30 Aug/16
Sweden 93.90 Aug/16
Switzerland -15.00 Sep/16
Taiwan 79.56 Aug/16
Thailand 73.20 Aug/16
Turkey 74.30 Sep/16
Ukraine 53.70 Aug/16
United Arab Emirates 109.00 Jun/16
United Kingdom -7.00 Aug/16
United States 89.80 Sep/16
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Vietnam 144.80 Dec/15