At -2, the consumer confidence indicator in September stands above its long-term average over the past two decades (-4). The indicator reached an all-time high in January 2000 (36) and an all-time low in March 2013 (-41).
Opinions on economic climate less positive and willingness to buy slightly deteriorating
The component indicator on Economic climate has deteriorated: from -1 in August to -3 in September. This is mainly due to consumers being more negative about the coming twelve months.
Consumers’ willingness has deteriorated slightly in September. This component indicator stands at -1, down from 0 in August. Opinions on their financial situation over the past twelve months have deteriorated slightly and they also find this a slightly less favourable time to make large purchases.