Back To Listing
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence slips 0.5 pts to 91.6 after Melbourne forced back into lockdown after surge of COVID-19 cases
July 14 2020
- Finding No.
Consumer Confidence Press Release
This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,437 online and telephone interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over the weekend July 11/12, 2020.
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence dropped 0.5pts to 91.6 this week – and is now at its lowest for over two months since May 9/10, 2020 (90.3). Consumer Confidence is now 24.3pts lower than a year ago on the comparable weekend of July 13/14, 2019 (115.9) and 3.3pts below the 2020 weekly average of 94.9.
Driving the fall this week was a decline in confidence about whether now is a good or bad ‘time to buy major household items’.
Current financial conditions
Now 21% (down 2ppts) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year and 34% (down 3ppts) say their families are ‘worse off’ financially.
Future financial conditions
Current economic conditions
Future financial conditions
Time to buy a major household item
Meanwhile a decreasing number of Australians, 33% (down 2ppts), say now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items, while 36% (unchanged), say now is a ‘bad time to buy’.
The four-week moving average for ‘inflation expectations’ was stable at 3.2%.
ANZ Head of Australian Economics, David Plank, commented:
"Confidence declined further last week, building on the falls seen over the previous two weeks. Consumer confidence is now down some 6% from its level in mid-June as it recovered from the historic low seen at the end of March. The deteriorating conditions in Melbourne and the renewed lockdown are most likely the primary contributor to the turn in sentiment. The biggest fall has been in ‘current economic’ conditions, which are down around 15% over this period. In contrast, sentiment toward personal finances is close to unchanged, highlighting the role that the massive fiscal stimulus has played in shielding people from the direct fall-out of the economic slump triggered by the health response to the pandemic. How this fiscal support will evolve over the months ahead is the most critical decision facing the Government and the economy."
Latest ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Releases
Latest ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian & Asia-Pacific Consumer Confidence Data Tables
ANZ-Roy Morgan Weekly Australian Consumer Confidence Results (All 5 Questions)
ANZ-Roy Morgan 2020 Weekly Australian Consumer Confidence Results
ANZ-Roy Morgan Monthly Australian Consumer Confidence Results (1973-2020)
ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence Results (All 5 Questions)
Roy Morgan Indonesian Consumer Confidence Results (All 5 Questions)
Related Research Reports
The latest Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Monthly Report is available on the Roy Morgan Online Store. It provides demographic breakdowns for Age, Sex, State, Region (Capital Cities/ Country), Generations, Lifecycle, Socio-Economic Scale, Work Status, Occupation, Home Ownership, Voting Intention, Roy Morgan Value Segments and more
Consumer Confidence – Monthly Detailed Report in Australia.
Business Confidence – Monthly Detailed Report in Australia.
Consumer Banking Satisfaction - Monthly Report in Australia.
You can also view our monitor of Monthly Australian Unemployment & Under-employment Estimates
For comments or more information please contact:
Roy Morgan - Enquiries
Office: +61 (03) 9224 5309