ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence up 1.9pts to 111.2 as Australians become more confident about their personal finances

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Dec-20

ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence increased 1.9pts to 111.2 on December 12/13. It is now 15.4pts above the 2020 weekly average of 95.8 and 3.2pts higher than a year ago (108.0). This is the highest Consumer Confidence has been since Melbourne Cup weekend in 2019 (113.5). Now 27% (up 3ppts) of Australians say their families are ‘better off’ financially than this time last year, while 28% (down 3ppts), say their families are ‘worse off’ financially (the lowest figure for this indicator since March 14/15). In addition, 41% (up 3ppts) of Australians expect their family to be ‘better off’ financially this time next year (the highest figure for this indicator since February 15/16), and 15% (up 2ppts) expect to be ‘worse off’ financially. Some 19% (up 2ppts) of Australians expect ‘good times’ for the Australian economy over the next 12 months (the highest figure for this indicator since March), while 20% (down 1ppt) expect ‘bad times’ (the lowest figure for this indicator since November 2010). Meanwhile, 43% (unchanged) of Australians say now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items (the equal highest figure for this indicator since February 8/9), while 25% (unchanged) say now is a ‘bad time to buy’ (the equal lowest figure for this indicator for nine months).

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ

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