The French consumer confidence indicator increased to 95 in October 2018 from the previous month's two-and-a-half-year low of 94 and beating market expectations of 94. The share of households considering that the future standard of living in France will improve in the next twelve months has clearly improved (-30 vs -35), as well as their expected saving capacity (-7 vs -9) and current saving capacity (12 vs 10). In addition, consumers' fears about the unemployment trend have strongly decreased (5 vs 17) and inflation expectations eased slightly (-15 vs -16). On the other hand, households' opinion about the past standard of living in France has declined further (-51 vs -48) and their willingness to make major purchases also deteriorated (-8 vs -7). Consumer Confidence in France averaged 100.98 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
2018-08-28 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 97 97 97 99
2018-09-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 94 96 97 98
2018-10-26 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence 95 94 94 94
2018-11-27 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 95 95
2019-01-09 07:45 AM Consumer Confidence 95


France Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 95.00 94.00 130.00 80.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 1.40 3.70 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.30 4.40 9.50 -9.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 308813.00 307317.00 308813.00 38586.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 355091.00 351161.00 355091.00 2496.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 14.32 13.68 21.82 10.38 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 58.60 58.60 58.60 18.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.29 89.47 93.29 54.15 percent [+]
Personal Spending -1.70 1.10 5.40 -5.60 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.81 1.85 6.29 1.73 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.82 1.86 2.09 0.99 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 1376571.00 1371531.00 1376571.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
95.00 94.00 130.00 80.00 1972 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last
Argentina 32.60 Oct/18
Australia 104.30 Nov/18
Brazil 110.60 Oct/18
Canada 55.25 Oct/18
China 118.50 Sep/18
Euro Area -2.70 Oct/18
France 95.00 Oct/18
Germany 10.60 Nov/18
India 95.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 119.20 Oct/18
Italy 116.60 Oct/18
Japan 43.00 Oct/18
Mexico 101.40 Oct/18
Netherlands 15.00 Oct/18
Russia -14.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 107.00 Jun/18
South Africa 22.00 Jun/18
South Korea 99.50 Oct/18
Spain 93.00 Oct/18
Switzerland -6.00 Dec/18
Turkey 57.30 Oct/18
United Kingdom -10.00 Oct/18
United States 98.30 Nov/18


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