consumer confidence

consumer confidence
consumer confidence consumer confidence confidence

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   Consumption is a major influence on an economy. The willingness of consumers to spend is closely watched as an indicator of future economic performance. It is measured by an index of consumer confidence.

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consumer confidence UK US noun [U] (also consumer sentiment)
ECONOMICS the degree to which people feel confident about how well the economy is doing, which influences how much money they are willing to spend: falling/rising consumer confidence »

The auto industry, hit by falling consumer confidence, is having its slowest year for more than a decade.

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Government survey data shows consumer confidence is at its highest level in two years.

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The improvement in consumer sentiment surprised many analysts, given the increases in unemployment.

the degree to which people feel confident about a particular product or service and trust it: consumer confidence in sth »

Consumer confidence in the banks is at an all-time low.

shake/restore consumer confidence »

Recent safety scares have shaken consumer confidence in the meat industry.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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