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Informations Rapides · 26 November 2021 · n° 304
Informations rapidesIn November 2021, households’ confidence has been stableMonthly consumer confidence survey - November 2021

In November 2021, household confidence has been stable. At 99, the indicator that summarizes it has remained just below its long-term average (100).

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Paru le : Paru le 26/11/2021
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In November 2021, household confidence has been stable. At 99, the indicator that summarizes it has remained just below its long-term average (100).

Consumer confidence synthetic index

Consumer confidence synthetic index ()
Consumer confidence synthetic index
2000-01 119
2000-02 119
2000-03 120
2000-04 122
2000-05 123
2000-06 123
2000-07 124
2000-08 122
2000-09 119
2000-10 120
2000-11 120
2000-12 124
2001-01 127
2001-02 125
2001-03 123
2001-04 121
2001-05 117
2001-06 115
2001-07 114
2001-08 113
2001-09 111
2001-10 111
2001-11 112
2001-12 112
2002-01 112
2002-02 111
2002-03 111
2002-04 109
2002-05 113
2002-06 112
2002-07 109
2002-08 108
2002-09 107
2002-10 108
2002-11 108
2002-12 108
2003-01 104
2003-02 102
2003-03 98
2003-04 99
2003-05 101
2003-06 100
2003-07 100
2003-08 100
2003-09 99
2003-10 98
2003-11 98
2003-12 98
2004-01 99
2004-02 98
2004-03 99
2004-04 101
2004-05 100
2004-06 99
2004-07 99
2004-08 100
2004-09 102
2004-10 101
2004-11 100
2004-12 99
2005-01 97
2005-02 99
2005-03 97
2005-04 98
2005-05 95
2005-06 94
2005-07 94
2005-08 93
2005-09 93
2005-10 92
2005-11 92
2005-12 95
2006-01 97
2006-02 98
2006-03 97
2006-04 96
2006-05 95
2006-06 96
2006-07 98
2006-08 98
2006-09 99
2006-10 99
2006-11 99
2006-12 98
2007-01 99
2007-02 99
2007-03 101
2007-04 101
2007-05 108
2007-06 108
2007-07 107
2007-08 104
2007-09 101
2007-10 100
2007-11 94
2007-12 94
2008-01 90
2008-02 90
2008-03 89
2008-04 89
2008-05 86
2008-06 82
2008-07 82
2008-08 82
2008-09 84
2008-10 82
2008-11 83
2008-12 83
2009-01 84
2009-02 83
2009-03 84
2009-04 86
2009-05 86
2009-06 89
2009-07 88
2009-08 89
2009-09 90
2009-10 90
2009-11 93
2009-12 93
2010-01 94
2010-02 92
2010-03 91
2010-04 89
2010-05 88
2010-06 87
2010-07 87
2010-08 89
2010-09 90
2010-10 91
2010-11 93
2010-12 90
2011-01 89
2011-02 89
2011-03 87
2011-04 86
2011-05 87
2011-06 87
2011-07 89
2011-08 85
2011-09 84
2011-10 86
2011-11 84
2011-12 83
2012-01 84
2012-02 85
2012-03 89
2012-04 90
2012-05 92
2012-06 91
2012-07 88
2012-08 86
2012-09 84
2012-10 84
2012-11 84
2012-12 86
2013-01 85
2013-02 85
2013-03 83
2013-04 83
2013-05 80
2013-06 79
2013-07 83
2013-08 85
2013-09 86
2013-10 87
2013-11 84
2013-12 85
2014-01 86
2014-02 85
2014-03 88
2014-04 85
2014-05 85
2014-06 86
2014-07 87
2014-08 87
2014-09 86
2014-10 86
2014-11 88
2014-12 90
2015-01 89
2015-02 93
2015-03 94
2015-04 95
2015-05 93
2015-06 94
2015-07 93
2015-08 94
2015-09 98
2015-10 96
2015-11 97
2015-12 96
2016-01 97
2016-02 96
2016-03 95
2016-04 94
2016-05 99
2016-06 96
2016-07 96
2016-08 96
2016-09 97
2016-10 98
2016-11 99
2016-12 100
2017-01 101
2017-02 101
2017-03 101
2017-04 101
2017-05 102
2017-06 108
2017-07 104
2017-08 103
2017-09 101
2017-10 100
2017-11 103
2017-12 106
2018-01 105
2018-02 101
2018-03 101
2018-04 102
2018-05 100
2018-06 97
2018-07 97
2018-08 97
2018-09 94
2018-10 95
2018-11 92
2018-12 88
2019-01 93
2019-02 96
2019-03 97
2019-04 98
2019-05 99
2019-06 100
2019-07 102
2019-08 102
2019-09 104
2019-10 104
2019-11 106
2019-12 102
2020-01 104
2020-02 105
2020-03 103
2020-04 94
2020-05 91
2020-06 95
2020-07 92
2020-08 93
2020-09 94
2020-10 93
2020-11 89
2020-12 95
2021-01 93
2021-02 92
2021-03 95
2021-04 95
2021-05 98
2021-06 102
2021-07 100
2021-08 98
2021-09 101
2021-10 99
2021-11 99

Consumer confidence synthetic index

  • Source: INSEE.

Personal situation

Past personal financial situation: decrease

In November, the households’ opinion balance related to their past financial situation has decreased by three points, but remains above its long-term average. The one relative to their future personal financial situation has decreased again by one point and remains below its average.

The share of households considering it is a suitable time to make major purchases has decreased for the third consecutive month: the corresponding balance has lost one pointand remains slightly below its long-term average.

Future saving capacity: sharp rebound

In November, the households’ opinion balance related to their future saving capacity has recovered by ten points after its decrease in October and is back to its September level. The one relative to their current saving capacity has been stable. The households’ opinion balance about the opportunity to save has also remained stable, having changed very little since August. These three balances remain well above their long-term average.

Balances on personal financial situation and standard of living in France

Balances on personal financial situation and standard of living in France ()
Standard of living, future Standard of living, past Financial situation, future Financial situation, past
2005-01 -30 -56 -5 -21
2005-02 -29 -53 -4 -20
2005-03 -31 -54 -6 -22
2005-04 -32 -54 -5 -22
2005-05 -37 -59 -8 -24
2005-06 -33 -65 -6 -25
2005-07 -36 -65 -7 -25
2005-08 -37 -65 -8 -25
2005-09 -38 -66 -8 -26
2005-10 -40 -66 -10 -29
2005-11 -41 -65 -10 -28
2005-12 -35 -63 -7 -23
2006-01 -33 -60 -5 -22
2006-02 -31 -55 -4 -21
2006-03 -34 -57 -6 -19
2006-04 -38 -59 -6 -21
2006-05 -38 -61 -6 -23
2006-06 -38 -59 -7 -21
2006-07 -33 -55 -5 -19
2006-08 -33 -57 -4 -20
2006-09 -28 -54 -4 -20
2006-10 -24 -55 -3 -22
2006-11 -25 -56 -4 -22
2006-12 -26 -56 -5 -21
2007-01 -23 -57 -4 -22
2007-02 -19 -56 -4 -22
2007-03 -17 -56 -2 -20
2007-04 -15 -56 -2 -20
2007-05 3 -50 7 -16
2007-06 0 -44 3 -13
2007-07 -6 -44 -1 -15
2007-08 -16 -48 -4 -16
2007-09 -25 -51 -5 -17
2007-10 -23 -54 -6 -20
2007-11 -37 -61 -10 -23
2007-12 -30 -63 -10 -26
2008-01 -42 -67 -16 -29
2008-02 -40 -69 -14 -29
2008-03 -37 -71 -14 -33
2008-04 -41 -70 -16 -32
2008-05 -46 -75 -18 -34
2008-06 -55 -78 -24 -37
2008-07 -54 -80 -21 -38
2008-08 -51 -81 -20 -37
2008-09 -49 -79 -17 -35
2008-10 -57 -81 -21 -33
2008-11 -53 -78 -20 -33
2008-12 -56 -78 -20 -32
2009-01 -56 -75 -19 -31
2009-02 -57 -77 -20 -30
2009-03 -56 -77 -20 -30
2009-04 -50 -76 -17 -29
2009-05 -46 -76 -15 -30
2009-06 -43 -73 -12 -25
2009-07 -43 -75 -12 -26
2009-08 -40 -72 -12 -30
2009-09 -38 -71 -11 -27
2009-10 -38 -70 -12 -27
2009-11 -33 -67 -8 -25
2009-12 -34 -65 -10 -23
2010-01 -32 -62 -9 -24
2010-02 -34 -67 -12 -27
2010-03 -40 -69 -13 -26
2010-04 -46 -69 -16 -27
2010-05 -52 -69 -19 -27
2010-06 -55 -71 -19 -27
2010-07 -49 -71 -19 -30
2010-08 -43 -66 -18 -29
2010-09 -42 -64 -18 -28
2010-10 -40 -64 -15 -28
2010-11 -38 -64 -11 -23
2010-12 -42 -68 -16 -26
2011-01 -44 -70 -18 -26
2011-02 -46 -67 -18 -27
2011-03 -51 -69 -23 -29
2011-04 -56 -71 -21 -31
2011-05 -49 -68 -20 -31
2011-06 -48 -68 -21 -33
2011-07 -42 -67 -18 -31
2011-08 -56 -71 -23 -30
2011-09 -55 -75 -24 -32
2011-10 -51 -73 -21 -29
2011-11 -59 -74 -25 -30
2011-12 -57 -74 -30 -32
2012-01 -54 -73 -27 -32
2012-02 -49 -73 -26 -32
2012-03 -40 -68 -19 -29
2012-04 -38 -66 -16 -29
2012-05 -30 -65 -16 -26
2012-06 -30 -68 -16 -27
2012-07 -43 -69 -19 -27
2012-08 -51 -72 -19 -29
2012-09 -57 -75 -21 -29
2012-10 -60 -73 -25 -29
2012-11 -55 -73 -25 -31
2012-12 -54 -69 -23 -29
2013-01 -58 -69 -25 -28
2013-02 -56 -71 -24 -27
2013-03 -61 -75 -26 -29
2013-04 -62 -76 -25 -28
2013-05 -63 -79 -26 -37
2013-06 -66 -80 -27 -35
2013-07 -57 -77 -24 -34
2013-08 -50 -73 -22 -33
2013-09 -46 -72 -20 -33
2013-10 -45 -69 -18 -35
2013-11 -53 -75 -19 -34
2013-12 -50 -73 -22 -34
2014-01 -48 -71 -19 -35
2014-02 -52 -72 -20 -34
2014-03 -47 -69 -19 -29
2014-04 -45 -70 -27 -32
2014-05 -50 -70 -22 -33
2014-06 -48 -69 -20 -36
2014-07 -49 -70 -17 -32
2014-08 -47 -70 -20 -33
2014-09 -51 -71 -20 -30
2014-10 -50 -73 -20 -31
2014-11 -48 -68 -17 -33
2014-12 -43 -66 -16 -27
2015-01 -42 -66 -17 -29
2015-02 -37 -61 -15 -27
2015-03 -34 -59 -13 -27
2015-04 -34 -58 -12 -24
2015-05 -34 -58 -13 -27
2015-06 -35 -58 -12 -27
2015-07 -36 -59 -12 -29
2015-08 -33 -57 -12 -29
2015-09 -28 -52 -6 -26
2015-10 -31 -54 -10 -24
2015-11 -31 -53 -10 -24
2015-12 -31 -54 -7 -25
2016-01 -27 -55 -9 -24
2016-02 -32 -56 -10 -24
2016-03 -35 -57 -12 -24
2016-04 -36 -57 -13 -25
2016-05 -28 -48 -10 -25
2016-06 -33 -54 -10 -23
2016-07 -33 -53 -10 -29
2016-08 -35 -54 -10 -22
2016-09 -29 -54 -9 -23
2016-10 -29 -53 -7 -23
2016-11 -24 -49 -8 -24
2016-12 -22 -51 -8 -22
2017-01 -26 -48 -5 -22
2017-02 -22 -48 -5 -22
2017-03 -22 -47 -7 -20
2017-04 -21 -51 -9 -20
2017-05 -17 -45 -6 -20
2017-06 0 -40 -4 -15
2017-07 -12 -40 -11 -18
2017-08 -21 -40 -10 -18
2017-09 -22 -41 -11 -21
2017-10 -25 -39 -15 -21
2017-11 -17 -39 -10 -19
2017-12 -12 -30 -10 -17
2018-01 -18 -30 -12 -15
2018-02 -23 -35 -17 -22
2018-03 -22 -39 -11 -24
2018-04 -19 -36 -10 -26
2018-05 -28 -39 -14 -26
2018-06 -34 -47 -14 -28
2018-07 -34 -48 -12 -28
2018-08 -31 -46 -12 -30
2018-09 -38 -50 -18 -30
2018-10 -32 -52 -16 -29
2018-11 -42 -57 -18 -28
2018-12 -37 -65 -22 -32
2019-01 -30 -63 -13 -27
2019-02 -28 -56 -11 -25
2019-03 -26 -53 -10 -26
2019-04 -25 -54 -7 -25
2019-05 -26 -51 -5 -24
2019-06 -25 -44 -6 -23
2019-07 -27 -42 -6 -21
2019-08 -25 -42 -5 -19
2019-09 -25 -40 -3 -18
2019-10 -24 -37 -4 -18
2019-11 -19 -35 -1 -17
2019-12 -28 -39 -7 -19
2020-01 -27 -39 -2 -15
2020-02 -24 -37 -4 -14
2020-03 -34 -32 -7 -13
2020-04 -68 -31 -21 -8
2020-05 -73 -47 -20 -10
2020-06 -57 -57 -8 -13
2020-07 -56 -66 -9 -15
2020-08 -54 -64 -9 -15
2020-09 -48 -67 -5 -16
2020-10 -53 -66 -7 -15
2020-11 -62 -70 -13 -15
2020-12 -41 -71 -5 -13
2021-01 -48 -70 -8 -16
2021-02 -52 -72 -8 -16
2021-03 -36 -74 -4 -15
2021-04 -36 -73 -7 -13
2021-05 -27 -69 -4 -13
2021-06 -16 -66 2 -12
2021-07 -24 -63 -2 -13
2021-08 -36 -62 -4 -15
2021-09 -27 -55 -3 -14
2021-10 -30 -59 -7 -16
2021-11 -31 -55 -8 -19

Balances on personal financial situation and standard of living in France

  • Source: INSEE

CONSUMER OPINION: synthetic index and opinion balances

Balance of responses, seasonally adjusted
CONSUMER OPINION: synthetic index and opinion balances (Balance of responses, seasonally adjusted )
Avg. (1) Aug 21 Sept 21 Oct 21 Nov 21
Synthetic index (2) 100 98 101 99 99
Financial sit., past 12 m. -21 -15 -14 -16 -19
Financial sit., next 12 m. -6 -4 -3 -7 -8
Current saving capacity 9 27 25 22 22
Expected saving capacity -8 10 12 3 13
Savings intentions, next 12 m. 17 34 33 33 33
Major purchases intentions, next 12 m. -14 -8 -11 -14 -15
Standard of living, past 12 m. -46 -62 -55 -59 0
Standard of living, next 12 m. -26 -36 -27 -30 0
Unemployment, next 12 m. 34 24 11 3 0
Consumer prices, past 12 m. -18 -4 -3 15 24
Consumer prices, next 12 m. -32 -10 -8 6 -7
  • (1) Average value between January 1987 and December 2020
  • (2) The indicator is normalised in such a way that its average equals 100 and standard error equals 10 over the estimation period (1987–2020).
  • Source: INSEE, monthly consumer confidence survey

Economic situation in France

Standard of living in France: rebound

The share of households considering that the standard of living in France has improved during the past twelve months has bounced back. The corresponding balance has gained four points and has been back to its September level, but still remains below its average.

In November, the share of households considering that the standard of living in France will improve in the next twelve months has decreased again. The corresponding balance has lost one point and remains below its long-term average.

Unemployment: further decrease of fears

In November, the households' fears about unemployment trend have continued to fall. The corresponding balance has lost six points and stays clearly below its long-term average.

Households' unemployment expectations

Balance, SA
Households' unemployment expectations (Balance, SA)
Households' unemployment expectations
2005-01 47
2005-02 37
2005-03 42
2005-04 45
2005-05 59
2005-06 36
2005-07 36
2005-08 29
2005-09 22
2005-10 16
2005-11 15
2005-12 14
2006-01 9
2006-02 8
2006-03 24
2006-04 17
2006-05 13
2006-06 15
2006-07 5
2006-08 6
2006-09 0
2006-10 5
2006-11 3
2006-12 21
2007-01 7
2007-02 6
2007-03 9
2007-04 3
2007-05 -14
2007-06 -10
2007-07 -15
2007-08 -5
2007-09 3
2007-10 2
2007-11 3
2007-12 -3
2008-01 1
2008-02 6
2008-03 7
2008-04 3
2008-05 15
2008-06 14
2008-07 27
2008-08 39
2008-09 45
2008-10 64
2008-11 69
2008-12 76
2009-01 75
2009-02 75
2009-03 74
2009-04 78
2009-05 81
2009-06 85
2009-07 75
2009-08 64
2009-09 67
2009-10 60
2009-11 55
2009-12 54
2010-01 55
2010-02 49
2010-03 58
2010-04 57
2010-05 58
2010-06 65
2010-07 59
2010-08 46
2010-09 31
2010-10 35
2010-11 35
2010-12 34
2011-01 37
2011-02 41
2011-03 33
2011-04 35
2011-05 27
2011-06 29
2011-07 37
2011-08 51
2011-09 57
2011-10 49
2011-11 61
2011-12 59
2012-01 57
2012-02 56
2012-03 52
2012-04 55
2012-05 43
2012-06 53
2012-07 65
2012-08 73
2012-09 73
2012-10 73
2012-11 70
2012-12 74
2013-01 72
2013-02 73
2013-03 77
2013-04 74
2013-05 78
2013-06 78
2013-07 61
2013-08 56
2013-09 51
2013-10 38
2013-11 62
2013-12 48
2014-01 55
2014-02 55
2014-03 55
2014-04 57
2014-05 60
2014-06 67
2014-07 67
2014-08 62
2014-09 67
2014-10 52
2014-11 66
2014-12 65
2015-01 66
2015-02 58
2015-03 43
2015-04 60
2015-05 61
2015-06 60
2015-07 58
2015-08 50
2015-09 45
2015-10 47
2015-11 36
2015-12 45
2016-01 36
2016-02 44
2016-03 39
2016-04 51
2016-05 24
2016-06 25
2016-07 28
2016-08 34
2016-09 29
2016-10 31
2016-11 29
2016-12 19
2017-01 18
2017-02 19
2017-03 20
2017-04 15
2017-05 20
2017-06 5
2017-07 9
2017-08 -1
2017-09 17
2017-10 13
2017-11 6
2017-12 6
2018-01 1
2018-02 4
2018-03 3
2018-04 3
2018-05 1
2018-06 15
2018-07 14
2018-08 24
2018-09 24
2018-10 8
2018-11 31
2018-12 31
2019-01 32
2019-02 10
2019-03 19
2019-04 23
2019-05 11
2019-06 12
2019-07 11
2019-08 7
2019-09 5
2019-10 6
2019-11 3
2019-12 11
2020-01 8
2020-02 -11
2020-03 16
2020-04 56
2020-05 77
2020-06 80
2020-07 77
2020-08 70
2020-09 73
2020-10 76
2020-11 80
2020-12 69
2021-01 75
2021-02 73
2021-03 63
2021-04 59
2021-05 43
2021-06 25
2021-07 25
2021-08 24
2021-09 11
2021-10 3
2021-11 -3

Households' unemployment expectations

  • Source: INSEE

Past perceived inflation: very sharp increase

In November the share of households considering that prices were on the rise during the past twelve months has been up very sharply. The corresponding balance has gained nine points and reaches its highest level since 2012.

The households considering that prices will be on the rise during the next twelve months have been much less numerous in November. The corresponding balance has lost thirteen points and is back to its September level, well above its long-term average.

Households' perception of prices

Balance, SA
Households' perception of prices (Balance, SA)
Past prices Future prices
2005-01 14 -44
2005-02 15 -41
2005-03 15 -40
2005-04 14 -40
2005-05 15 -40
2005-06 11 -40
2005-07 13 -35
2005-08 12 -32
2005-09 12 -31
2005-10 11 -32
2005-11 9 -35
2005-12 4 -35
2006-01 1 -37
2006-02 4 -36
2006-03 -3 -35
2006-04 7 -32
2006-05 18 -29
2006-06 11 -32
2006-07 7 -34
2006-08 10 -37
2006-09 14 -40
2006-10 12 -39
2006-11 13 -38
2006-12 18 -35
2007-01 17 -38
2007-02 11 -39
2007-03 6 -36
2007-04 5 -34
2007-05 -1 -43
2007-06 -3 -31
2007-07 6 -27
2007-08 13 -21
2007-09 20 -15
2007-10 27 -20
2007-11 45 -8
2007-12 54 -25
2008-01 51 -15
2008-02 51 -30
2008-03 67 -45
2008-04 63 -38
2008-05 71 -39
2008-06 70 -31
2008-07 67 -30
2008-08 60 -42
2008-09 50 -53
2008-10 43 -37
2008-11 29 -47
2008-12 19 -50
2009-01 6 -51
2009-02 7 -49
2009-03 -1 -54
2009-04 -6 -56
2009-05 -11 -57
2009-06 -16 -56
2009-07 -19 -52
2009-08 -18 -53
2009-09 -25 -48
2009-10 -16 -45
2009-11 -14 -48
2009-12 -14 -44
2010-01 -14 -41
2010-02 -19 -41
2010-03 -19 -39
2010-04 -10 -34
2010-05 -11 -28
2010-06 -10 -29
2010-07 -6 -27
2010-08 -4 -24
2010-09 -2 -29
2010-10 0 -25
2010-11 3 -25
2010-12 9 -22
2011-01 18 -19
2011-02 25 -9
2011-03 30 6
2011-04 46 0
2011-05 40 -13
2011-06 33 -14
2011-07 32 -18
2011-08 27 -18
2011-09 25 -20
2011-10 22 -23
2011-11 20 -15
2011-12 19 -16
2012-01 21 -17
2012-02 23 -11
2012-03 22 -21
2012-04 27 -20
2012-05 12 -32
2012-06 12 -34
2012-07 -2 -25
2012-08 -1 -16
2012-09 3 -13
2012-10 -1 -15
2012-11 -4 -14
2012-12 -7 -19
2013-01 -8 -19
2013-02 -10 -22
2013-03 -10 -14
2013-04 -13 -20
2013-05 -16 -17
2013-06 -11 -19
2013-07 -8 -17
2013-08 -3 -21
2013-09 4 -24
2013-10 -8 -22
2013-11 -8 -22
2013-12 -8 -17
2014-01 -15 -16
2014-02 -19 -22
2014-03 -23 -27
2014-04 -24 -29
2014-05 -23 -26
2014-06 -28 -31
2014-07 -31 -31
2014-08 -35 -37
2014-09 -40 -33
2014-10 -38 -29
2014-11 -38 -36
2014-12 -46 -43
2015-01 -50 -45
2015-02 -51 -45
2015-03 -53 -48
2015-04 -51 -43
2015-05 -56 -40
2015-06 -54 -38
2015-07 -52 -37
2015-08 -49 -36
2015-09 -53 -41
2015-10 -50 -42
2015-11 -50 -40
2015-12 -51 -38
2016-01 -52 -41
2016-02 -56 -39
2016-03 -58 -37
2016-04 -57 -37
2016-05 -53 -39
2016-06 -53 -36
2016-07 -51 -37
2016-08 -51 -35
2016-09 -46 -34
2016-10 -52 -39
2016-11 -52 -39
2016-12 -48 -27
2017-01 -43 -23
2017-02 -46 -31
2017-03 -47 -26
2017-04 -49 -28
2017-05 -56 -35
2017-06 -56 -42
2017-07 -54 -31
2017-08 -54 -32
2017-09 -56 -29
2017-10 -51 -24
2017-11 -45 -28
2017-12 -46 -32
2018-01 -40 -14
2018-02 -33 -20
2018-03 -38 -24
2018-04 -38 -27
2018-05 -30 -20
2018-06 -26 -22
2018-07 -26 -21
2018-08 -25 -21
2018-09 -17 -15
2018-10 -15 -14
2018-11 -10 -12
2018-12 -9 -21
2019-01 -31 -38
2019-02 -26 -18
2019-03 -18 -23
2019-04 -16 -23
2019-05 -20 -25
2019-06 -19 -24
2019-07 -26 -23
2019-08 -27 -21
2019-09 -30 -23
2019-10 -28 -21
2019-11 -33 -24
2019-12 -35 -21
2020-01 -34 -22
2020-02 -33 -24
2020-03 -39 -13
2020-04 -47 12
2020-05 -28 1
2020-06 -30 -15
2020-07 -28 -22
2020-08 -18 -26
2020-09 -30 -32
2020-10 -39 -33
2020-11 -42 -22
2020-12 -41 -29
2021-01 -41 -28
2021-02 -38 -28
2021-03 -36 -23
2021-04 -34 -20
2021-05 -27 -14
2021-06 -20 -15
2021-07 -7 -12
2021-08 -4 -10
2021-09 -3 -8
2021-10 15 6
2021-11 24 -7

Households' perception of prices

  • Source: INSEE

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Definition – The synthetic households’ confidence index summarizes households’ opinion on the economic situation: the higher its value, the more favorable households’ judgment of the economic situation is. It is calculated using a factor analysis technique, which enables to summarize concomitant movements of highly correlated variables. The index describes here the common factor of 8 balances of opinion: past and future general economic situation in France, past and future personal financial situation, unemployment, major purchases intentions, current savings capacity and expected savings capacity.

Calculation method – Around 2,000 households are surveyed by telephone, during the first three weeks of each month. Answers to this survey were collected between October 27, 2021 and November 17, 2021. For each question, a balance of opinion is calculated as the difference between the percentages of positive and negative answers. Since the level of these balances is not open to direct interpretation, comments are based on their changes and their distance to their long-term average. Seasonal coefficients are calculated again every month, hence the slight revision of the seasonal adjusted balances history at each publication.

Next publication: January 5, 2022 at 8:45 am

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