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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Consumer Confidence

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# Nervous times
Pace of recovery in Irish manufacturing slips as spike in Covid-19 cases 'rattles' business sentiment in August
Recent lockdowns in Kildare and the midlands weighed heavily on the data.
Voices
Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person
In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.
# hitting home
Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.
# Personal finances
Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession
Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.
# guess who
Here is the brand that Irish customers have the best experience with
Is customer service a big deal for you?
# Consumer Confidence
The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit
A new report on consumer confidence has also identified the closure of Clerys as having a negative impact.
# Bills Bills Bills
'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'
Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.
# Your Say
Poll: How will your Christmas spend compare to last year?
Shoppers are predicted to spend a little bit more this Christmas.
# Sales
'Rising consumer confidence' prompts CPM to recruit for 300 new jobs
The company is looking for 150 full-time and 150 temporary staff.
# Perking up
Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?
Retail Excellence Ireland says that hot beverage sales are an indicator of a stronger employment market.
# Ballot Box Blues
Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?
KBC Bank’s consumer sentiment survey tumbled last month, with the election blamed for widespread bad humour.
# happy customers
Irish consumer confidence hits seven year high*
*But we’re coming from a low base, so don’t get carried away.
# Consumer Confidence
Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey
The latest KBC Bank/ESRI survey states Ireland’s consumer confidence index increased to 73.1 in September from 66.8 in August.
# Horse Meat
People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal
The Food Safety Authority said that people are spending more time reading labels after the scandal.
# Supermarkets
Tesco blames property tax for fall in Irish sales
The supermarket giant has said that like-for-like sales have fallen by three per cent in the first 13 weeks of this year.
# Consumers
Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out
However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.
# Consumer Sentiment
Consumer confidence rises slightly in March
The marginal increase comes amid concerns about the looming property tax and cuts to pay outlined in the Croke Park II deal.
# Spending
Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014
Working households with mortgages will see the greatest growth in spending power while unemployed households will fare worst.
# Retail
Retail sales up in last three months of 2012
Hot beverages and home and giftware sectors saw noticeable increases while furniture and flooring suffered losses.
# Consumer Confidence
Irish consumer confidence rose in November
The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?
# Shopping
Retail sales up for the third month in a row
The amount and value of Irish retail sales have risen by 0.9 per cent in September compared with August 2012.
# Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence up in June
However consumers unlikely to step up their spending, as just 12 per cent believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year.
# touch me
6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff
It turns out that Apple deliberately angle their laptops at the precise angle of 70 degrees to get you to touch their product. What else are companies doing to get us to spend money?
# property crash
Central Bank paper suggests house prices have 'over-corrected'
A research paper tries to examine why Irish house prices keep falling – and suggests the drop has gone too far.
# Shopping
Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas
Christmas shopping predictions… and 11 shopping habits we’ve picked up this year.
# Footfall
Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more
Latest footfall figures show a marginal increase in visits to Irish businesses as people sought shelter from bad August weather in shopping centres.
# Spending
Public not going out to spend as retail sales drop 2.1 per cent
The volume of retail sales fell by over 5 per cent in May 2011 once you exclude figures for the motor trade.
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels
Latest consumer sentiment data shows a drop in June as people continue to worry about the economic outlook, retaining their jobs and a likely ECB interest rate hike in July.
# Japan
Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls
Both Japanese consumer sentiment and the country’s stock average have fallen in response to the disastrous events of last month.
LIVE
Take 5: Friday
5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.
# Inflation
ECB leaves interest rates unchanged at 1 per cent - for now
Eurozone banking head Trichet hints that while consumer confidence is growing, he may yet consider an interest rate hike to prevent risk of high inflation.
# Irish Economy
Consumer confidence stays near 17-month low
Consumers are slightly more confident this month than last, but still worryingly low ahead of an austere budget.
# Economic Growth
Business expects modest growth, while confidence remains lower
KBC Bank Business Sentiment Survey reveals “two economies” with businesses expecting modest growth but confidence in economy remaining low.
# Optimism
Things can only get better
Consumer confidence levels at level not seen since 2007.
# Recessionomics
Cost of doing business in Ireland goes down
We’ll drink to that.
# Consumer Confidence
Footfall Fell in Ireland
# Economy
Insurers: still no confidence to spend
Is the recession really over?