The consumer confidence index in Italy increased to 110.8 in December 2019 from an upwardly revised 108.6 in the previous month and beating market expectations of 109. Improvements were seen in economic climate (120.7 vs 116.5 in November), future climate (112.2 vs 110.2), current conditions (108.8 vs 106.8) and personal situation (106.8 vs 105.8). Consumer Confidence in Italy averaged 104.43 points from 1982 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 121.23 points in November of 1988 and a record low of 82.40 points in January of 2013. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Consumer Confidence in Italy is expected to be 111.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Italy to stand at 111.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 115.00 points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Consumer Confidence

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
110.80 108.50 121.23 82.40 1982 - 2019 points Monthly
2010=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-27 08:00 AM Sep 112.2 111.9 112.6 110
2019-10-30 09:00 AM Oct 111.7 112.2 111.7 111.9
2019-11-27 09:00 AM Nov 108.5 111.5 111.7 111.5
2019-12-20 09:00 AM Dec 110.8 108.6 109 111
2020-01-29 09:00 AM Jan 110.8


News Stream
2019-11-27
Italy Consumer Confidence Drops to 2-1/2-Year Low
The consumer confidence index in Italy dropped to 108.5 in November 2019 from a downwardly revised 111.5 in the previous month and missing market expectations of 111.7. It was the lowest reading since July 2017, as three of the four main sub-indexes decreased: future climate (110.2 vs 116.1 in October); current conditions (106.8 vs 107.9) and economic climate (116.3 vs 127.2). Meanwhile, the sub-index regarding personal situation increased (105.8 vs 105.4).

2019-10-30
Italy Consumer Sentiment Deteriorates in October
The consumer confidence index in Italy dropped to a six-month low of 111.7 in October 2019 from 112.2 in the previous month, in line with market expectations. Three of the main sub-indexes decreased: personal situation (105.4 from 107.8); future climate (116.4 from 116.8); and current conditions (107.9 from 110.0). Meanwhile, the economic sentiment sub-index rose to 128.0 from 127.1.

2019-09-27
Italy Consumer Morale Improves Less than Forecast
The consumer confidence index in Italy rose to 112.2 in September 2019 from 111.9 in the previous month, but below market expectations of 112.6. Two of the main sub-indexes increased: personal situation (107.8 from 107.0) and future climate (116.8 from 115.5). Meanwhile, the gauge measuring current conditions was unchanged at 110, while the economic sentiment sub-index dropped to 127.0 from 127.7.

2019-08-28
Italy Consumer Sentiment Deteriorates in August
The consumer confidence index in Italy decreased to 111.9 in August of 2019 from a downwardly revised 113.3 in the previous month and above market expectations of 109.6. All main components deteriorated: economic sentiment (127.8 from 129.6 in July); personal situation (107 from 108); current conditions (110 from 111.1); and future climate (115.4 from 117.4).

2019-07-26
Italy Consumer Confidence at 6-Month High
The consumer confidence index in Italy increased to 113.4 in July of 2019 from an upwardly revised 109.8 in the previous month and well above market expectations of 109.6. It was the highest reading since January, as all main components improved: economic sentiment (129.7 from 121.4 in June); personal situation (108 from 105.6); current conditions (111.1 from 107.6); and future climate (117.4 from 112.6).

2019-06-27
Italy Consumer Confidence at Near 2-Year Low
Italy’s consumer confidence index dropped to 109.6 in June 2019 from a downwardly revised 111.6 in the previous month and well below market expectations of 111.3. That was the lowest reading since July 2017, as all main components declined: economic sentiment (120.9 vs 125.5 in May); personal situation (105.6 vs 107.4); current conditions (107.6 vs 109.6); and future climate (112.3 vs 115.6).


Italy Consumer Confidence
In Italy, the Confidence Climate Index covers 2,000 Italian consumers. The survey is done by phone and assesses households’ economic conditions, employment and saving prospects and expected purchases of durable goods. The consumer confidence index is adjusted for seasonal effects and fixed to a base year of 2005. The value 100 indicates no evolution in consumer sentiment, a value over 100 shows increasing confidence and a value under 100 indicates low expectations.

Italy Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 110.80 108.50 121.23 82.40 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 -0.30 2.00 -2.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.90 1.00 90.20 -40.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 262418.00 261336.00 267206.60 173085.30 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 299868.00 297321.00 299868.00 198497.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 8.90 8.90 13.50 6.80 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 41.30 41.10 44.00 8.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 60.95 61.06 64.57 33.67 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.83 1.83 6.48 1.83 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 110927.70 110095.59 110927.70 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.90 1.85 2.47 0.97 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 106.30 105.70 113.50 82.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 108.20 107.70 130.90 74.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 101.60 100.90 108.90 84.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -45.90 -58.70 -20.60 -126.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends -13.70 -3.70 136.00 -57.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -46.50 -44.70 5.00 -95.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 37.20 35.50 119.70 -6.60 [+]