With a score of + 23 in October, 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 and willingness to buy remain unchanged
Consumer confidence in the economic climate remains equally positive in October. This component indicator of consumer confidence now stands at + 43, the same as in September.
Consumers’ willingness to buy also remains unchanged at +10. Consumers are more or less equally positive about their personal financial situation. In addition, they think October is a slightly better month to buy expensive, durable items.