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ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence edges down 0.3% to 117.5

This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 945 face-to-face interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over last weekend October 8/9, 2016.
ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence edged down 0.3% to 117.5 this week following a 2.2% fall last week. The report was mixed – indicators of current conditions fell slightly while forward-looking indicators posted gains.

  • Consumers’ views towards their current finances fell 0.6%, while views towards future finances rose 0.7%. Both of these sub-indices remain well above their long run averages.

  • The dip in consumer confidence was largely driven by a 1.5% decrease in consumers’ views of the 12 month economic outlook. Even so, consumers remain relatively upbeat about the longer-term economic outlook, with the 5 year ahead index rising 0.7%.

  • Household views on whether ‘now is a good time to buy a household item’ slipped 0.8%.
ANZ Senior Economist Jo Masters commented:

“Following two months of volatility, ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence was relatively flat this week, with the headline index falling 0.3%.

"The fall in consumers’ views toward current economic conditions is a little disappointing given the solid run of domestic data last week. That said, consumers remain positive about the longer term outlook. Importantly, consumers’ views towards current and future financial conditions remain above their long term trend, likely reflecting strength in the housing market, accommodative monetary conditions, and ongoing employment growth. Last week’s retail sales data were encouraging and suggest that above trend consumer confidence may be translating into stronger spending.”

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence - October 11, 2016 - 117.5

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence - October 11, 2016 - 117.5

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence - October 11, 2016 - 117.5

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