Data Updates

Data Updates

Keeping you up to date on the latest data releases.

September 2014

  • 12.07.2012
  • Consumer Sentiment
  • The University of Michigan’s Index of Consumer Sentiment preliminary December level fell 8.2 percentage points from its November five year high of 82.7 to 74.5. Current economic conditions saw a smaller decrease of 0.8 points from 90.7 to 89.9, although this is still a post-recession high excluding November. The expectations component saw the largest decline of 13 points from 77.6 to 64.6, reaching a new one year low. One-year-ahead inflation expectations increased 0.2 percent from 3.1 percent to 3.3 percent, and consumer&rsquoo;s expectations of long term inflation over the next five years increased 0.1 percent to 2.9 percent. Long-term inflation expectations have remained within the 2.7 to 3.0 percent range throughout the past few years.