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October 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 23 October 2014

October 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

In October 2014, after four months of decline, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator increased slightly in the EU (by 0.6 points to -7.4) and remained broadly stable in the euro area (+0.3 points to -11.1) compared to September.

Computation of Flash CCI

To compute the flash consumer confidence indicator for the EU and euro area, DG ECFIN uses the data available on the cut-off date. The estimation procedure combines historical data with information from those Member States for which data are available in the reference month. Experience has shown this procedure to be statistically reliable.

Further information on the computation procedure can be found in the European Business Cycle Indicators of January 2010.

Scheduled publication dates

Flash estimate

Final release EU, euro area and Member States

November 2014

20 November 2014

27 November 2014

December 2014

22 December 2014

8 January 2015

January 2015

22 January 2015

29 January 2015

The next Business and Consumer Survey is due to be published on 30 October 2014.

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Contacts :

Simon O’Connor (+32 2 296 73 59)

Vandna Kalia (+32 2 299 58 24)

Audrey Augier (+32 2 297 16 07)

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