Confidence Indices 2007-2014Thursday, 13 Nov 2014
Further improvement in consumer sentiment in OctoberMonday, 03 Nov 2014
Consumer sentiment has reverted to the levels of June, registering a marked improvement relative to September. The Consumer Climate Index again surpassed the 70-point mark, after sliding during the previous three months. Although citizens’ assessments of current economic conditions deteriorated marginally, expectations for the financial situation of households stand at the highest levels of the “Memorandum period”.
Slight improvement in consumer sentiment in SeptemberFriday, 03 Oct 2014
Consumer sentiment has improved marginally relative to July. The Consumer Climate Index is showing signs of stabilization, following the recent European elections. Citizens’ assessments of current economic conditions show a slight improvement, while their expectations regarding the future are holding steady.
Sharp deterioration in consumer sentiment in JulyThursday, 24 Jul 2014
Consumer sentiment has declined sharply relative to June, with the relevant index falling significantly for the first time this year. Nevertheless, it has steadfastly remained above 60 points throughout the entire year. The deterioration in consumer sentiment is evident in the five sub-indices that make up the index. Indicative of the decrease in optimism among citizens, not only for the future of the economy but also their personal financial situation, is the striking decline in expectations regarding unemployment.
Consumer sentiment unchanged in June, at historically highest level since Memorandum signingThursday, 26 Jun 2014
Consumer confidence remains, for the third straight month, at the highest levels of the “Memorandum period”. The relevant index remained virtually unchanged relative to May. Citizens’ assessments of current economic conditions again improved slightly, while in contrast, optimism about the future – with regard to both personal financial situation and the economy in general – declined marginally.
Consumer sentiment remains at highest levels since Memorandum signingTuesday, 27 May 2014
Consumer confidence remains, for the second straight month, at the highest levels of the four-year period 2010-2014. The relevant index fell marginally, relative to April, mainly due to the deterioration in propensity to buy.