The Portuguese consumer confidence indicator decreased for the fifth month to -9.5 in March of 2019 from -8.3 in the previous month, reaching the lowest value since December of 2016. Expectations deteriorated for the household financial situation over the next 12 months (1.3 from 2.4 in February) and the country's economic situation (-5.2 from -2.7). Also, propensity to make major purchases in the year ahead fell (-30.5 from -29). Consumer Confidence in Portugal averaged -17.91 Index Points from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of -0.80 Index Points in November of 1997 and a record low of -46.80 Index Points in December of 2012.

Consumer Confidence in Portugal is expected to be -12.40 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Portugal to stand at -7.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -6.60 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-03 11:00 AM Consumer Confidence -2.2 -1.8 -1.1
2019-01-30 09:30 AM Consumer Confidence -7.20 -6.2 -2.7
2019-02-27 09:30 AM Consumer Confidence -8.30 -7.2 -8.9
2019-03-28 09:30 AM Consumer Confidence -9.5 -8.30 -12.4
2019-04-29 08:30 AM Consumer Confidence -9.5 -12
2019-05-29 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence -14.8
2019-06-28 08:30 AM Consumer Confidence -16.2


Portugal Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -9.50 -8.30 -0.80 -46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.00 1.30 6.10 -7.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.50 5.30 18.70 -11.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 29848.90 29480.00 29848.90 21135.50 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.00 4.50 12.00 4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 115107.00 115314.00 141993.00 33832.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Spending 1.20 1.40 6.30 -6.40 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 67.20 67.70 92.10 7.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 100.95 104.34 127.56 83.75 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.71 2.76 8.08 2.64 percent [+]
Disposable Personal Income 41778.90 40723.90 41778.90 19011.60 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.68 1.62 2.33 0.77 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 12.59 9.42 12.59 -63.74 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 3.36 2.71 7.60 -34.53 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -26.40 -26.12 -0.39 -42.17 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations -17.17 -14.49 79.72 -17.17 [+]


Portugal Consumer Confidence

In Portugal, the consumer confidence index on three terms moving averages is based on interviews with consumers about their perceptions of the country's current and future economic situation and their tendencies to purchase. It is estimated using the difference between the share of positive evaluation responses and negative evaluation responses, but do not include the share of neutral responses. The use of moving averages smooths out the series by removing the irregular movements, allowing the detection of the short-term trends. This page provides - Portugal Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Portugal Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-9.50 -8.30 -0.80 -46.80 1997 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 34.80 Mar/19
Australia 100.70 Apr/19
Brazil 114.30 Dec/18
Canada 50.76 Apr/19
China 126.00 Feb/19
Euro Area -7.90 Apr/19
France 96.00 Mar/19
Germany 10.40 Apr/19
India 105.00 Jun/19
Indonesia 124.50 Mar/19
Italy 110.50 Apr/19
Japan 40.50 Mar/19
Mexico 116.30 Mar/19
Netherlands -3.00 Apr/19
Russia -16.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 109.00 Dec/18
South Africa 2.00 Mar/19
South Korea 99.80 Mar/19
Spain 93.90 Mar/19
Switzerland -4.00 Mar/19
Turkey 63.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom -13.00 Mar/19
United States 96.90 Apr/19


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