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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence up 2.5pts to 118.5

This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,008 face-to-face interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over the weekend March 17/18, 2018.
ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence recovered 2.2% last week, largely reversing the previous 2.5% decline. The improvement in sentiment was broad based, with households particularly optimistic about near-term financial conditions.

  • Views towards current economic conditions edged up 0.3%. This subindex remains well above its long-term average. Sentiment around future conditions rose 1.2%, undoing much of the 1.9% decline in the previous week.
  • Household sentiment towards current and future financial conditions improved materially last week (6.4% and 2.6%, respectively), following consecutive falls in the two previous weeks.
  • The ‘time to buy a household item’ subindex rose 0.8% to 134.2. Inflation expectationseased to 4.5% on a four-week moving average basis, with the latest reading at 4.1%.

ANZ’s Senior Economist, Felicity Emmett, Commented: 

“It is encouraging to see consumer confidence rebound. The bounce follows last week’s report showing business conditions at a new record high and suggests that both the business and household communities remain optimistic about the outlook. Of note is the improvement in households’ perceptions of their finances, which points to some resilience in consumer spending, despite the numerous headwinds households face. Overall confidence seems to have stabilised after trending down in February. 

"The jobs report out later this week has the potential to impact confidence in the near term. Another solid report with a tick down in the unemployment rate (in line with our expectations) is likely to support confidence, over the coming weeks. That said, confidence is vulnerable to additional bouts of financial market volatility.”

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Margin of Error

The margin of error to be allowed for in any estimate depends mainly on the number of interviews on which it is based. Margin of error gives indications of the likely range within which estimates would be 95% likely to fall, expressed as the number of percentage points above or below the actual estimate. Allowance for design effects (such as stratification and weighting) should be made as appropriate.

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