consumer confidence
An economic indicator that gauges how consumers interpret the present Economic environment and their expectations for the future. A decline in consumer expectations can be a leading indicator of slowing economic activity. The Consumer Confidence report is a product of the Conference board and is based on a monthly survey of 5000 households. It is a timely economic report in that the data released on the last Tuesday of each month is based on the current month's survey.
Browse by Subjects
consumer confidence index
Misery Index
University of Michigan Survey of Consumers
See All Related Terms »

purchasing officer
direct allocation method
Association of Accounting Technicians
secular market
fixed charge