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 confirms economy is stabilising

Households are feeling more optimistic about the development of the economic situation and labour market. However, consumer sentiment remains below average overall, as households’ own budget situation is still gloomy.




2nd quarter
Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 7:45

3rd quarter
Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 7:45

4th quarter
Thursday,5 November 2020, 7:45

Last modification 04.02.2020

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