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 continues to dampen

According to the October survey, consumer sentiment has dampened further compared with the previous quarter. Consumers' assessment of their own financial situation has fallen to a new historic low. Willingness to make large purchases remains well below average. In contrast, perceptions of the labour market remain highly positive.




Provisional publication schedule

1st quarter
Thursday, 2nd February 2023, 9:00

2nd quarter
Tuesday, 2nd May 2023, 9:00

3rd quarter
Wednesday, 2nd August 2023, 9:00

4th quarter
Thursday, 2nd November 2023, 9:00

Last modification 28.11.2022

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State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Economic Policy Directorate
Short Term Economic Analyses

Felicitas Kemeny
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