United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index  2001-2017 | Data | Chart

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined to 51.7 in April 2017 from 55.3 in March and way below market expectations of 53.2. Although it was the lowest figure since November 2016, Americans are still optimistic that President Trump will deliver on his promises to cut taxes and lessen regulations which are likely to boost employment and growth. The personal financial outlook sub-index fell 1.3 points to 61.3 and the measure of confidence in federal economic policies slipped 7 points to 42.6. Also, the six-month economic outlook declined 2.5 points to 51.1. Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.16 from 2001 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 62.90 in March of 2002 and a record low of 35.80 in August of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-07 03:00 PM Feb 56.4 55.6 56.2 56
2017-03-07 03:00 PM Mar 55.3 56.4 57.1 55.3
2017-04-04 02:00 PM Apr 51.7 55.3 53.2 54.1
2017-05-09 02:00 PM May 51.7 53.28
2017-06-06 02:00 PM Jun 52.63
2017-07-05 02:00 PM Jul 52.14




United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 97.00 96.90 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 -0.30 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.20 5.10 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.00 0.00 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11679.50 11669.80 11679.50 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14402.20 14345.40 14402.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.10 0.20 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.50 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.60 5.50 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 15.20 10.90 118.60 -17.80 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9132.65 9130.82 9141.48 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.88 3.75 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 51.70 55.30 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 2.30 1.60 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.61 0.61 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.40 78.80 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 3584.00 3129.00 15875.00 3129.00 USD Million [+]


United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Notes

IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index measures Americans' opinions and outlooks on the economy. The index is based on a nationwide survey of 900 adults and evaluates six-month economic outlook, personal financial outlook, confidence in federal economic policies. Reading above 50 indicates optimism, and below 50 indicates pessimism. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.70 55.30 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2017 Monthly



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Euro Area 109.60 Apr/17
European Union 110.60 Apr/17
Israel 120.70 Feb/17
Latvia 105.70 Apr/17
Slovakia 104.00 Apr/17
Turkey 99.50 Apr/17
United States 51.70 Apr/17