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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence drops 2.8pts to 111.4 as Melbourne & Victoria enter “Lockdown 4.0”
June 01 2021
- Finding No.
Consumer Confidence Press Release
This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,531 online and telephone interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over the weekend May 29/30, 2021.
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence dropped 2.8pts to 111.4 this week as Melbourne and Victoria were plunged into a fourth lockdown. Consumer Confidence is now almost level with the 2021 weekly average of 111.3 but is 13.1pts higher than the same week a year ago, May 30/31, 2020 (98.3).
This week’s decrease was driven by a drop in Melbourne, but there were also drops in other Capital Cities including Sydney and Brisbane. Moving lower this week was sentiment about the Australian economy over the next five years and whether now is a good time to buy major household items.
Current financial conditions
- Now 31% (unchanged) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year and 26% (up 3ppts), say their families are ‘worse off’ financially.
Future financial conditions
Current economic conditions
- Once again one-in-five Australians, 20% (unchanged), expect ‘good times’ for the Australian economy over the next 12 months while only 15% (unchanged), expect ‘bad times’.
Future economic conditions
In the longer term, just under a fifth of Australians, 19% (down 4ppts), are expecting ‘good times’ for the economy over the next five years (the lowest figure for this indicator for eight months since Victoria’s second lockdown in September 2020) compared to only 14% (up 1ppt) expecting ‘bad times’.
Time to buy a major household item
- A plurality of Australians, 42% (down 2ppts), say now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items while 24% (up 1ppt) say now is a ‘bad time to buy’.
ANZ Head of Australian Economics, David Plank, commented:
"The announcement of a seven-day lockdown in Victoria in response to an outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted consumer confidence around the country. Confidence fell 3.8% in Melbourne, but was actually down more sharply in Brisbane (-4.7%) and Sydney (-4.5%). ANZ-Roy Morgan survey data show that short lock-downs don’t have a lasting impact on consumer sentiment. Nor has Victoria’s experience of lockdowns in 2020 driven a wedge between sentiment in that state and the rest of the country. This offers the prospect that even an extension of the current lockdown may not have too dramatic an impact on consumer sentiment. Of course, the absence of JobKeeper for this episode means we need to alert to worse results than the experience to date."
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