The economic sentiment indicator in the Euro Area fell for a tenth consecutive month to 109.8 in October of 2018 from 110.9 in the previous month, and only slightly below market expectations of 110. It is the lowest reading since May of 2017 as confidence deteriorated among nearly all sectors: industry (3 compared to 4.7 in September); services (13.6 compared to 14.7); retailers (-0.8 compared to 2.4) and constructors (8 compared to 8.3). On the other hand, confidence among consumers improved slightly (-2.7 compared to -2.9). Confidence fell in Germany (111.2 compared to 112.5), France (105.1 compared to 106.3) and Italy (107.1 compared to 108). Economic Optimism Index in the Euro Area averaged 100.82 from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 118.30 in May of 2000 and a record low of 68.50 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment 111.6 112.1 111.9 111.5
2018-09-27 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment 110.9 111.6 111.2 111.1
2018-10-30 10:00 AM Economic Sentiment 109.8 110.9 110.0 110.5
2018-11-29 10:00 AM Economic Sentiment 109.8 109.1


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -2.70 -2.90 2.00 -34.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 0.30 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.80 2.20 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1418.51 1415.93 1418.51 1044.96 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1758164.00 1742505.00 1758164.00 1074880.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.08 11.95 14.32 11.76 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13357626.10 13347318.60 13358252.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.01 2.02 6.52 2.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 676704.37 677864.67 677864.67 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 109.80 110.90 118.30 68.50 [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.80 58.10 64.10 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 94.00 94.23 98.13 71.02 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -5.30 -9.20 -2.80 -65.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -0.50 -4.10 4.20 -43.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -0.70 -0.90 4.90 -13.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -17.30 -18.10 -12.00 -28.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 21.60 20.10 50.60 -16.30 Index Points [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -3.50 -5.20 1.30 -17.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 0.60 3.00 68.80 -1.70 [+]


Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator

In the Euro Area, the Economic sentiment indicator is a composite measure (average=100) that calculates the confidence level among: manufacturers (40 percent of the index); service providers (30 percent); consumers (20 percent); retailers (5 percent) and constructors (5 percent). This page provides - Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.80 110.90 118.30 68.50 1985 - 2018 Monthly
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Country Last
Euro Area 109.80 Oct/18
Turkey 67.50 Oct/18
United States 56.40 Nov/18


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