Despite an increase in September, consumers’ confidence indicator is still lowMonthly consumer confidence survey - September 2009

In September 2009, the seasonally adjusted summary consumer confidence indicator increased by two points. It remains substantially lower than its long term level.

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Paru le : 25/09/2009
Prochaine parution le : 05/01/2018 at 08:45 - December 2017

In September 2009, the seasonally adjusted summary consumer confidence indicator increased by two points. It remains substantially lower than its long term level.

The appreciation by households of past and expected general economic situation increased in September. More households consider their personal financial position to have worsened during the past 12 months. However, they are more optimistic about their futur financial position. The balance on the current environment for major purchases is steadily lower than its long term level.

Although slightly decreasing, households expectations about unemployment are still high.

Perception of futur and past consumer prices are low.

Tableau 2 – Consumer opinion

Balance of responses, seasonally ajusted
Consumer opinion
2009
May June July August Sept.
Summary indicator -39 -37 -38 -37 -36
Financial situation, past 12 months -29 -23 -25 -25 -26
Financial situation, next 12 months -16 -13 -13 -13 -12
General economic situation, past 12 months -75 -73 -75 -74 -72
General economic situation, next 12 months -50 -46 -48 -45 -42
Major purchases intentions, next 12 months -28 -28 -28 -28 -28

    chomage_en – Households' unemployment expectations

    prix_en – Households' perception of prices

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