The GfK consumer confidence index in the UK held steady for a third month at -13 in April 2019, slightly below market expectations of -12. Increases in indicators measuring economic situation over next 12 months (-34 vs -36 in March) and over last 12 months (-30 vs -33) were offset by declines in indexes measuring personal finances over next 12 months (0 vs 2) and last 12 months (-1 vs 0), and big purchase climate (-1 vs 1). “We have reported a -13 headline for the past three months and it appears it’s a case of ‘Keep Calm’ when it comes to how confident consumers are feeling right now. Despite political carry-on in the Westminster bubble with the clock ticking on Britain’s eventual departure from the EU, consumers are holding firm and remain unshaken by the daily headlines of turmoil and intrigue, although we remain in negative territory,” said Joe Staton, Client Strategy Director at GfK. Consumer Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -9.03 Index Points from 1981 until 2019, 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.

Consumer Confidence in the United Kingdom is expected to be -12.00 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 the United Kingdom to stand at -10.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -2.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-31 12:01 AM Gfk Consumer Confidence -14 -14 -15 -16
2019-02-28 12:01 AM Gfk Consumer Confidence -13 -14 -15 -17
2019-03-29 12:01 AM Gfk Consumer Confidence -13 -13 -14 -13
2019-04-29 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence -13 -13 -12 -12
2019-05-30 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence -13 -12 -12
2019-06-27 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence -12
2019-07-30 11:01 PM Gfk Consumer Confidence


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -13.00 -13.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 1.20 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.20 6.70 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 339082.00 336990.00 339082.00 68903.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 344938.00 342045.00 344938.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.80 4.50 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 549.00 1229.00 2242.00 -1172.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.64 1.61 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 86.50 86.30 95.90 28.70 percent of GDP [+]
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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-13.00 -13.00 10.00 -39.00 1981 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 36.50 May/19
Australia 101.30 May/19
Brazil 48.40 Mar/19
Canada 53.71 May/19
China 124.10 Mar/19
Euro Area -6.50 May/19
France 96.00 Apr/19
Germany 10.40 May/19
India 105.00 Jun/19
Indonesia 128.10 Apr/19
Italy 110.50 Apr/19
Japan 40.40 Apr/19
Mexico 113.70 Apr/19
Netherlands -3.00 May/19
Russia -16.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 109.00 Dec/18
South Africa 2.00 Mar/19
South Korea 102.00 Apr/19
Spain 97.00 Apr/19
Switzerland -6.00 Jun/19
Turkey 55.30 May/19
United Kingdom -13.00 Apr/19
United States 102.40 May/19


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