The Gfk consumer confidence index in the UK dropped to -10 in October 2018, compared to last month’s print of -9 and matching market expectations, as the Brexit impasse affected how consumers felt about the economy despite easing inflationary pressures. Britons' worries about how the economy will fare over the next 12 months rose to the highest since last December (-28 vs -27). In addition, the gauge measuring consumers' personal finances over the next year fell to +4 (vs +5 in September) and the big purchases climate sub-index dropped to +4 (vs +6 in September). The British economy has grown below an annual 2.0 percent in the last nine quarters, as business investment remains sluggish amid uncertainty around Brexit negotiations. Consumer Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -8.97 Index Points from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10 Index Points in June of 1987 and a record low of -39 Index Points in July of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence -7 -10 -10 -12
2018-09-27 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence -9 -7 -8 -8
2018-10-31 12:01 AM Gfk Consumer Confidence -10 -9 -10 -11
2018-11-29 12:01 AM GfK Consumer Confidence -10 -9
2018-12-27 12:01 AM GfK Consumer Confidence -10


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.00 -9.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.50 -0.40 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 3.30 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 334676.00 333036.00 334676.00 68008.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 335929.00 333116.00 340973.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.40 4.30 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 785.00 1215.00 2228.00 -1190.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.68 1.72 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 86.10 86.20 95.90 28.70 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 126.42 123.97 136.56 101.02 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -25.00 -20.00 7.00 -82.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -23.00 -21.00 20.00 -52.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 0.00 4.00 15.00 -18.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 1.00 9.00 31.00 -43.00 [+]


United Kingdom Consumer Confidence

In the United Kingdom, the consumer confidence survey measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the performance of the economy in the next 12 months. The GfK Consumer Confidence is derived from the survey of about 2,000 consumers which are ask to rate the relative level of past and future economic conditions including personal financial situation, climate for major purchases, overall economic situation and savings level. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Consumer Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-10.00 -9.00 10.00 -39.00 1981 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




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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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