Consumer Sentiment Index, August 2017


This report has been reviewed prior to publication. The authors are solely responsible for the content and the views expressed.

September 6, 2017 | Indices Report

Authors: Conor O'Toole

Consumer Sentiment Index fell in August 2017, down from 105.1 to 102.9 (Chart 1). This represents the first decline in the index since February and bucks the trend of rising sentiment seen since the beginning of the year. However, sentiment is still rising on a three month moving average basis. The fall in the index has been driven by heightened negativity amongst Irish households in regard to their views on current economic conditions. Consumer expectations regarding future developments continue to improve…

© 2015 The Economic and Social Research Institute. All rights reserved. Website by JET Design