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Post-election cheers are over: consumer confidence dives

Just as retailers and consumers alike gear up for what they hope to be a good Christmas, the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment shows there was a fall in consumer confidence from November to December.

Posted Wed 11/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Housing markets boost consumer confidence ahead of Christmas

The housing market has helped boost consumer confidence in November with the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increasing by 1.9 per cent from 108.3 in October to 110.3.

Posted Wed 13/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

US government shut down impacts consumer confidence

Following a solid jump in September, which was largely influenced by the expected election result, the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment for October has fallen by 2.1 per cent.

Posted Wed 09/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer respond positively to rate cut

The Reserve Banks' latest decision to reduce the cash rate by another 0.25 per cent earlier this month has helped lift consumer sentiment for August.

Posted Wed 14/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment takes a sharp fall

In the wake of Budget, the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell 7 per cent from 104.9 in April to 97.6 in May – the lowest since August 2012.

Posted Wed 22/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Strongest consumer sentiment in years

Positivity is all around us with consumer sentiment rising by a buoyant 7.7 per cent in February.

Posted Wed 13/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment disappoints

Consumer confidence has taken a surprising tumble in December.

Posted Wed 12/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence up but still weak

There are possible hopes that consumer confidence may jump back up by the end of the year after the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rose by 1.6 per cent in September from 96.6 in August to 98.2 in September.

Posted Thu 13/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Surprise drop in consumer sentiment

Consumer sentiment increased by 0.8 per cent in May from 94.5 in April to 95.3, according to the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment.

Posted Fri 18/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Future economic activity remains bleak

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute leading index shows the annualised growth rate of the index was 2.4 per cent in February 2012.

Posted Wed 18/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Financial concerns worry consumers

Financial concerns are on the mind of consumers so much so the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell by 1.6 per cent from 96.1 in March to 94.5 in April.

Posted Thu 12/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence jumps in February

Consumer sentiment has increased slightly in February by 4.2 per cent from 96.1 in January to 101.1, according to the Westpac–Melbourne institute index of consumer sentiment

Posted Wed 15/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate cuts does little for consumer sentiment

Despite poor Christmas sale results, consumer sentiment has made a modest recovery as it increase by 2.4 per cent from 94.7 in December to 97.1 in January.

Posted Wed 18/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate cut still leaves consumers nervous

Despite the second rate cut from the Reserve Bank, consumer sentiment has fallen by 8.3 per cent in December from 103.4 in November to 94.7.

Posted Wed 14/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate cut sees consumer confidence rise

The RBA's decision to cut rates by 0.25 per cent has helped boost consumer sentiment by 6.3 per cent in November.

Posted Wed 09/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence increase slightly

Consumer sentiment is ever slowly creeping upwards with the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment reporting a 0.4 per cent increase in October

Posted Wed 12/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Surprisngly strong consumer sentiment

The latest results of he Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment show that consumer sentiment rose by 8.1 per cent from 89.6 in August to 96.9 in September.

Posted Tue 20/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment falls 3.5%

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans says after a fall of 8.3 per cent in July, the index is now at its lowest level since May 2009.

Posted Thu 11/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Leading Index well below trend

The annualised growth rate of the Index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity three to nine months into the future, was 1.6 per cent in May 2011.

Posted Thu 21/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Weak consumer confidence

Consumer sentiment has taken a sharp 8.3 per cent fall from 101.2 in June to 92.8 in July, the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment reported.

Posted Thu 14/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Growth of debit over credit linked to drop in consumer sentiment

New figures revealing consumers are cautious about spending in Australia are reflected in the increase in preference for debit over credit card use, according to eftpos Australia Payments Limited manager Bruce Mansfield.

Posted Fri 17/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence down, sparked by personal finance fears

Consumer sentiment has dropped to its lowest level in two years, the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index revealed today.

Posted Wed 15/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Economic growth stabalising

The annualised growth rate of the Westpac–Melbourne Institute Leading Index was 5.3 per cent in March 2011, above its long term trend of 3.4 per cent.

Posted Thu 26/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Another month, another fall

he Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment reported a 1.3 per cent fall in consumer sentiment to 103.9 in May from 105.3 in April.

Posted Wed 18/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Lacklustre consumer sentiment, ANRA says

Consumer sentiment has rose 1.2 per cent from 104.1 in March to 105.3 in April, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment figures.

Posted Thu 14/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Shopping confidence bounces back

Retailers should be celebrating after a key measure of Australia's consumer confidence rebounded modestly by 1.9 per cent in February from 104.6 in January to 106.6 in February.

Posted Thu 10/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Australian economy shows signs of growth

A 6.7 per cent annualised growth rate has been recorded in the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index for October.

Posted Fri 18/12/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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