Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 3-Jun-20
ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence rose 6% to 98.3 in the week to 31 May. The nine-week run is the most extended run of consecutive gains since the index changed to a weekly format in 2008. Now 24% (up 1ppt) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year, while 36% (unchanged) say their families are ‘worse off’ financially. Meanwhile, 38% (unchanged) of Australians expect their family to be ‘better off’ financially this time next year, and 17% (also unchanged) expect to be ‘worse off’ financially. However, just 10% (up 4ppts) expect ‘good times’ for the Australian economy over the next 12 months, while 42% (down 6ppts) expect ‘bad times’. In addition, 42% (up 7ppts) of Australians say now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items, while 34% (down 4ppts) say now is a ‘bad time to buy’. The four-week moving average for ‘inflation expectations’ remained unchanged at 3.3%. The weekly reading decreased to 3.1% from 3.2%.
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ