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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence increases to 114.2 and now at its highest since Sep. 2019 - pre-pandemic
May 25 2021
- Finding No.
Consumer Confidence Press Release
This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,540 online and telephone interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over the weekend May 22/23, 2021.
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence was up 1.7pts to 114.2 this week. Consumer Confidence is now 3pts above the 2021 weekly average of 111.3 and is a huge 21.5pts higher than the same week a year ago, May 23/24, 2020 (92.7).
This week’s increase was driven by Australians being more confident about their personal finances both compared to this time a year ago and looking forward to the same time next year.
Current financial conditions
- Now 31% (up 3ppts) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year and 23% (down 2ppts), say their families are ‘worse off’ financially (the lowest figure for this indicator for over a year since February 2020).
Future financial conditions
Current economic conditions
- One-in-five Australians, 20% (unchanged), expect ‘good times’ for the Australian economy over the next 12 months while only 15% (up 1ppt), expect ‘bad times’.
Future economic conditions
In the longer term, just over a fifth of Australians, 23% (up 1ppt), are expecting ‘good times’ for the economy over the next five years compared to only 13% (down 1ppt) expecting ‘bad times’.
Time to buy a major household item
- A clear plurality of Australians, 44% (down 1ppt), say now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items while 23% (up 1ppt) say now is a ‘bad time to buy’.
ANZ Head of Australian Economics, David Plank, commented:
"Consumer confidence gained 1.5% last week. The gain was driven in a large part by the improvement in the ‘financial conditions’. The labour market numbers might have had a positive influence, with unemployment dropping to 5.5% and underemployment dropping to 7.8%. Consumer confidence may be challenged by the emergence of new COVID-19 cases in Melbourne. However, we know the impact on sentiment is temporary if the outbreak is quickly brought under control."
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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
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