Consumer confidence in February remains at highest levels since summer 2010Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014
Consumer sentiment remains for the second straight month at its highest levels since the summer of 2010. Significantly more positive expectations regarding personal financial situation and a fall in unemployment are the main reasons for the improved consumer climate since the beginning of the year.
Consumer confidence registers further improvement at beginning of the yearTuesday, 28 Jan 2014
Consumer sentiment stands at its highest levels since the summer of 2010, after rising significantly for the second straight month. However, the improvement recorded in January may be due, at least in part, to the seasonal variation of the relevant index.
Social dimensions of the phenomenon todayMonday, 23 Dec 2013
The re-emergence of a new wave of Greek migration, on account of the ongoing severe economic crisis plaguing Greek society, has propelled the issue of its ‘dualism’ back into the limelight. A recent survey by Public Issue provides the relevant empirical evidence.
Consumer confidence improves slightly in DecemberTuesday, 17 Dec 2013
Consumer confidence has returned to the levels of early 2013, rising slightly relative to the previous month. In general, the relevant index has shown little movement during the current year. The reverting of optimism about the future of the economy to the levels of last October is the most important development, relative to November. Also noteworthy is the improvement in expectations regarding the course of inflation.
Marginal deterioration in consumer confidence in NovemberTuesday, 26 Nov 2013
Consumer confidence shows a marginal decline relative to October. The slight deterioration seen this month is due to a sharp downturn in citizens’ optimism about the future of the Greek economy. Generally speaking, the movement of the relevant index since the beginning of the current year leads to the conclusion that the recovery observed in January 2013 lacks sufficient momentum to further improve consumer sentiment.
The public’s expectations regarding income, saving and property pricesMonday, 25 Nov 2013
The redistribution of income which has taken place over the past four years, in combination with the rapid increase in taxation during the same period, are vividly reflected in four indices that are used to measure the economic climate
This analysis by Public Issue presents the opinion of consumers concerning the quality of food and their confidence in specific categories of products. It is an issue of concern to society as a whole, since it is directly linked to personal safety and public health.
Consumer confidence remains unchanged in October. However, 84% of citizens continue to believe that their financial situation is today worse than one year agoTuesday, 22 Oct 2013
Consumer confidence shows little change relative to the preceding month. The relevant index in October confirms the conclusion drawn from previous ‘waves’, that the vigorous rebound of consumer confidence seen since the beginning of the year has indeed taken hold.
Consumer confidence recovers in SeptemberThursday, 26 Sep 2013
Consumer confidence showed an improvement relative to July. The rise observed in the current month may to some extent be due to seasonal variation of the respective index. In any event, the recovery seen since the beginning of the year appears to have taken hold, despite the sharp fluctuations caused by major political and economic shocks (developments in Cyprus, closure of state broadcaster ERT, withdrawal of Democratic Left from the three-party coalition government, etc.). But consumer confidence still remains at extremely low levels and citizens’ expectations for the future continue to be negative.