The consumer confidence index in Italy increased to 116.6 in October of 2018 from an upwardly revised 116.1 in the previous month and well above market expectations of 115. It was the highest reading since April, as expectations regarding the future climate (121.5 from 120.3 in September) increased. Also, unemployment prospects (12.9 from 18.2) and financial household situation (-4 from -4.2) improved. On the other hand, expectations deteriorate for economic (137.7 from 137.8); personal (108.7 from 109.3) and current climate (112.5 from 114.1). Consumer Confidence in Italy averaged 104.20 Index Points from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 121.23 Index Points in November of 1988 and a record low of 82.40 Index Points in January of 2013.

Italy Consumer Confidence
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-28 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence 115.2 116.2 115.9 115.5
2018-09-27 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence 116 115.3 114.9 113.8
2018-10-30 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence 116.6 116.1 115 113.2
2018-11-27 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence 113.6
2018-12-21 09:00 AM Consumer Confidence 114.5


Italy Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 116.60 116.10 121.23 82.40 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.80 0.60 2.20 -2.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -2.50 2.10 17.50 -6.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 242524.60 242336.70 248871.50 173085.30 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 296399.00 292224.00 296399.00 198081.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 8.60 7.60 13.50 6.80 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 41.00 41.30 44.00 8.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 61.12 61.14 64.57 33.67 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.96 1.95 6.48 1.89 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 100349.28 100155.46 100349.28 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.99 2.02 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 [+]


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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
116.60 116.10 121.23 82.40 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
2010=100, SA




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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