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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence increases for fourth straight week, up 0.8pts to 85.0
April 28 2020
- Finding No.
Consumer Confidence Press Release
This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,591 telephone and online interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over the weekend April 25/26, 2020.
Confidence has strengthened for the fourth week running, though the gain of 1% to 85.0 was much smaller than over the prior three weeks. Reflecting this loss of momentum, the performance of the sub-indices was mixed.
Current financial conditions
- Now 19% (down 1ppt) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year and 40% (down 1ppt) say their families are ‘worse off’ financially.
Future financial conditions
- 30% (down 6ppts), expect their family to be ‘better off’ financially this time next year compared to 22% (down 2ppts) that expect to be ‘worse off’ financially.
Current economic conditions
- Just 6% (up 1ppt) expect ‘good times’ for the Australian economy over the next 12 months while 48% (down 6ppts) expect ‘bad times’.
Future financial conditions
Time to buy a major household item
- In addition now 25% (down 3ppts) of Australians say now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items, while 38% (down 9ppts) of Australians say now is a ‘bad time to buy’.
The four-week moving average for ‘inflation expectations’ fell 0.1ppt to 3.7%. The weekly reading bumped to 3.6% from 3.1%.
ANZ Head of Australian Economics, David Plank, commented:
"Confidence is showing signs of consolidation after the strong gains of the prior three weeks. It remains well below average, however, as do all of the subcomponents. We are at an important stage in Australia’s response to the pandemic, with a number of states relaxing some restrictions. If successful, that could set the stage for a further gain in consumer sentiment. Unfortunately , confidence is likely to be challenged by the publication of some very negative economic data over the coming month, after a period in which the data has not caught up with the severity of the economic impact from the lockdowns.."
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