With a score of + 23 in September, the consumer confidence indicator is significantly above its long-term average over the past two decades (- 3). The indicator reached an all-time high in January 2000 (+ 36) and an all-time low in March 2013 (- 41).
Mood about economic climate deteriorates, willingness to buy remains unchanged
Consumer confidence in the economic climate shows some deterioration in September. This component indicator of consumer confidence now stands at + 43, up from + 49 in August.
Consumers’ willingness to buy remains stable at +10 (+11 in August). Consumers remain more or less equally positive about their personal financial situation as well as about buying expensive, durable items.