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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence increases for eighth straight week, up 1.6pts to 99.7 – up in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth
October 27 2020
- Finding No.
Consumer Confidence Press Release
This weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating is based on 1,494 online and telephone interviews conducted Australia-wide with men and women aged 14 and over the weekend October 24/25, 2020.
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence increased 1.6pts to 99.7 on October 24/25, 2020 and is now 10.7pts lower than a year ago on the comparable weekend of October 26/27, 2019 (110.4) and is now 5.6pts above the 2020 weekly average of 94.1. Consumer Confidence is now at its highest for over six months since March 14/15, 2020 (110.4).
Consumer Confidence has now increased for eight straight weeks and is up 9.5pts since ending August at 90.2. Driving this week’s increase is more confidence about personal financial situations compared to this time a year ago.
Current financial conditions
Now 26% (up 2ppts) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year and 32% (down 1ppt) say their families are ‘worse off’ financially (the lowest figure for this indicator for over six months since March 14/15, 2020).
Future financial conditions
Current economic conditions
Future economic conditions
Time to buy a major household item
- A decreasing plurality of Australians, 36% (down 2ppts), say now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items, while under a third, 31% (down 2ppts), say now is a ‘bad time to buy’ (the lowest figure for this indicator for over four months since June 20/21, 2020).
ANZ Head of Australian Economics, David Plank, commented:
“Amidst falling active COVID-19 case numbers and hopes of a further easing of restrictions, confidence gained for the eighth straight week. Overall sentiment is just below the neutral level and at a six-month high. It remains well below the long run average, however. Sydney and Melbourne are now close to neutral. People remain cautious about the current economic outlook and, consistent with this, are also cautious about their current financial circumstances. This may constrain spending in the near-term. Confidence in future economic and financial conditions is much more positive, however, holding out the prospect of a recovery in spending if the labour market holds up.”
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