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ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence Ticks up 2.2pts to 113.9

This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,048 face-to-face interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over last weekend April 30/ May 1, 2016.


ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence rose 2.0% to 113.9 this week, partly reversing the fall in the previous week and bringing confidence back above its long run average. Consumers appear comfortable ahead of the Budget release tonight with few major policy measures likely to make a significant hit to average family ‘wallets’.

  • The improvement in confidence was quite broad-based. Consumers’ views towards their current personal financial situation (+2.9%), economic conditions in the next 12 months (+4.3%), economic conditions in the next 5 years (+2.9%), and whether ‘now is a good time to buy a household item’ (+1.5%) all rose last week. Providing only a small offset was a modest fall in households’ views towards the financial outlook (-0.9%).
ANZ Head of Australian Economics Felicity Emmett commented:

“ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence has been volatile in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Budget, but the solid gain last week is a good sign. With leaks around the Budget suggesting no major hits to households, we expect that last week’s rally represents an element of relief. It’s possible also, that the recent speculation around the potential for RBA rate cuts may have supported consumer sentiment over the past week.

"Tonight’s Budget will be important in shaping confidence over the next few weeks in the lead-up to a double dissolution election in early July. Given the weak tone to retail sales over the past few months, some boost to confidence would be welcome, especially if it translated into stronger consumer spending.”

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence Rating - May 3, 2016 - 113.9 
ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence Rating - May 3, 2016 - 113.9

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence Rating - May 3, 2016 - 113.9

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