Consumer Sentiment

SECO conducts a private household survey on a quarterly basis (in January, April, July and October). Its aim is to compile data on subjective assessments and expectations of consumers, for instance with respect to the general state of the economy, the consumers’ financial situation, the development of prices, job security and so forth. Overall, eleven questions are being asked. The first survey took place in October 1972 (fourth quarter).

Consumer sentiment deteriorates significantly

The survey from April shows a marked weakening of consumer sentiment. In particular, consumers' outlook for the general economic situation has turned far more pessimistic. Households are feeling the strain as prices continue to rise. Meanwhile, the situation on the labour market is again being viewed as more positive.




Provisional publication schedule

3rd quarter
Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 9:00

4th quarter
Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 9:00

Last modification 29.04.2022

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State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Economic Policy Directorate
Short Term Economic Analyses

Felicitas Kemeny
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