United Kingdom - Consumer Confidence





United Kingdom: Consumer Confidence

Mnemonic CIC.IGBR
Unit SA
Monthly 8.16 %
Data Oct 2019 -10.6
Sep 2019 -9.8

Series Information

Source European Communities, EUROSTAT
Release Eurostat - Business and Consumer Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1985
End Date 10/31/2019

United Kingdom: Consumer

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Confidence Oct 2019 -10.6 -9.8 SA Monthly
Real Retail Sales Sep 2019 114.8 115 Index 2016=100, SA Monthly
Retail Sales Sep 2019 114.8 115 Index 2016=100, SA Monthly
Personal Income 2015 22,400 21,900 GBP Annual

Release Information

Business and consumer surveys provide essential information for economic surveillance, short-term forecasting and economic research. Moreover, they are widely used to detect turning points in the economic cycle. Surveys are therefore a key complement to official statistics, which are often available after long delays.

Business and Consumer Surveys are compiled in accordance with the framework of the Joint Harmonized EU Program of Business and Consumer Surveys - for the following fields: industry, retail trade, building, service sector, investment and consumer. Nowadays the Program includes the current 28 Member States of the European Union.

Confidence indicators are computed for industry, services, building, retail trade and consumers. A composite Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) is also computed as an indicator of developments in the industrial, services, construction, consumer and retail trade sectors.

Figures are presented as seasonally adjusted balances, defined as the difference (in percentage points of total answers) between positive and negative answers. Exceptions: ESI (index), confidence indicators (arithmetic average of balances), current level of capacity utilization (percentage) and estimated months of production assured by orders (number of months).

Figures are seasonally adjusted if the series contain at least 36 monthly or 12 quarterly observations.

In general, data are disseminated starting in 1985. For some countries and the service survey, information is only partially available.

 Revisions are rare

For more detailed information please refer to: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/ei_bcs_esms.htm