France Consumer Confidence  1972-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The French consumer confidence indicator stood at 97 in August 2018, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations. Households' fears about the unemployment trend reached its highest level since November 2016 (23 vs 14 in July) and the expected saving capacity decreased (-4 vs -2). On the other hand, households were more optimistic about the future standard of living in France (-28 vs -31), while the share of consumers considering it is a suitable time to make major purchases was stable (at -8) and their excepted financial situation remained unchanged (at -11). Consumer Confidence in France averaged 101.02 Index Points from 1972 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 130 Index Points in May of 1973 and a record low of 80 Index Points in May of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-27 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 97 99 100 102
2018-07-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 97 97 98 100
2018-08-28 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 97 97 97 99
2018-09-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 97 100
2018-10-29 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 102
2018-11-28 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 105


France Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 97.00 97.00 130.00 80.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 0.40 3.60 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.70 3.90 9.50 -9.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 307230.00 307495.00 307495.00 38586.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 350671.00 355850.00 355850.00 2538.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 13.62 14.21 22.80 11.28 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.70 58.30 58.70 18.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 89.47 88.12 89.47 54.15 percent [+]
Personal Spending 0.10 0.30 5.40 -5.60 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.82 1.84 6.29 1.73 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.86 1.83 2.09 0.99 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 1368170.00 1358126.00 1368170.00 383474.00 EUR Million [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -38.59 -38.75 29.12 -80.60 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -9.53 0.59 20.00 -65.55 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -9.49 -3.07 16.00 -30.03 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -0.88 -0.96 35.00 -41.52 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends -31.94 -40.55 33.57 -61.10 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations 9.26 7.22 39.03 -38.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 8.36 5.73 84.57 -40.27 [+]


France Consumer Confidence

In France, the consumer confidence index is based on a survey of about 2 000 households. The questionnaire focuses on: past and future economic situation in France, past and future personal financial situation, unemployment, intention to make major purchases, current savings capacity and expected savings capacity. The indicator is calculated using factor analysis technique. The index is then calculated in a way to measure the current sentiment in relation to the historic index values of the period 1987-2011. A value over 110 indicates unusually high optimism and a value under 90 indicates unusually high pessimism. The value 100 indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
97.00 97.00 130.00 80.00 1972 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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consumer confidence by Country
Country Last
Argentina 36.20 Aug/18
Australia 100.50 Sep/18
Brazil 104.70 Aug/18
Canada 55.77 Sep/18
China 119.70 Jul/18
Euro Area -2.90 Sep/18
France 97.00 Aug/18
Germany 10.50 Sep/18
India 97.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 121.60 Aug/18
Italy 115.20 Aug/18
Japan 43.30 Aug/18
Mexico 101.80 Aug/18
Netherlands 19.00 Sep/18
Russia -8.00 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 107.00 Jun/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 99.20 Aug/18
Spain 102.40 Aug/18
Switzerland -7.00 Sep/18
Turkey 59.30 Sep/18
United Kingdom -7.00 Aug/18
United States 100.80 Sep/18


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