Latest update: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator - 22 July 2021.
See also the full schedule for 2021.
Next update: Full business and consumer survey results (incl. ESI, EEI, sectoral CIs) - 30 August 2021.
July 2021: Flash Consumer Indicator for EU and euro area
In July 2021, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator edged down, by 1.1 points, in both the EU and the euro area compared to June 2021. At −5.6 points (EU) and −4.4 points (euro area), the indicator remains above its pre-pandemic level in both regions.
June 2021: Economic Sentiment hitting a 21-year high in the EU and the euro
In June 2021, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) increased again strongly in both the EU (+3.0 points) and the euro area (+3.4 points) compared to May. At 117.0 (EU) / 117.9 (EA) points, the ESI by far outstrips its longterm average and pre-pandemic level, hitting a 21-year high. The Employment Expectations Indicator (EEI) also increased markedly (+1.2 points to 111.5 in the EU and +1.6 points to 111.6 in the euro area), bringing it to the highest level since November 2018 in both areas.