Consumer confidence ticks up in October

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 01 Nov 2019

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
Consumers were feeling more confident in October, with their perception of their current situation the best it has been since 2007.The ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index lifted to 118.4 in October from 113.9 in September.   The current conditions index rose 2 points to 127.8 while the future conditions index lifted 6.1 points to 112.1.Of the 1,001 respondents to the consumer confidence survey, a net 20 percent said they are better off financially than they were 12 months ago, up from 11 percent in September.  That was the highes...
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