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#Consumer Sentiment

# consumer-sentiment - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame

The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 6 October, 2014

Shoppers are at their happiest in nearly 8 years so it's all down to the budget now

Customer sentiment is higher than it has been since January 2007.

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking

Latest customer sentiment survey down last month after hitting a seven-year high in July.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 7 July, 2014

Two speed recovery underway with consumers unconvinced by economic 'upturn'

Irish consumers are still overwhelmingly negative about their personal finances, with many unconvinced of the impact of the economic recovery.

# consumer-sentiment - Sunday 29 June, 2014

One in four people are struggling to make ends meet - survey Consumer Sentiment This post contains a poll

One in four people are struggling to make ends meet - survey

However, a Red C/Sunday Business Post survey today also reveals that 41% a third are comfortable.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 9 June, 2014

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.

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Despite being more confident about the economy, Dubliners are wary of setting up a business

The Your Dublin, Your Voice survey is the fifth of of its kind and set out to find how Dubliners are feeling about their current financial situation.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 7 April, 2014

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years

The report says that Irish consumers are increasingly confident in the Irish economy.

# consumer-sentiment - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish consumers in 'notably more positive mood' last month

It appears that our bailout exit made consumers feel more confident about their own financial situation too.

# consumer-sentiment - Friday 1 November, 2013

Consumer confidence is at the highest level since June 2007

The KBC/ESRI consumer confidence survey rose again in October.

# consumer-sentiment - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 8 April, 2013

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.

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Consumer sentiment weakened in February amid job concerns

Pressures on household finances and high-profile job losses contributed to the weakening of consumer sentiment in February.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 11 February, 2013

Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January

A significant drop in December took economists by surprise but confidence levels now appear to have stabilised.

# consumer-sentiment - Friday 25 January, 2013

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-sentiment - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Political donations, pregnancies and Love/Hate: The week in numbers

How many women in Ireland smoke? Were consumers panicked by Budget announcements? And how many people watched Darren die?

# consumer-sentiment - Friday 11 January, 2013

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries

December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.

# consumer-sentiment - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Christmas shoppers and sales up on 2011 says Retail Excellence Ireland

Good news for retailers from the evidence so far on St Stephen’s Day says the retail representative body.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 3 December, 2012

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.

# consumer-sentiment - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers

How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?

# consumer-sentiment - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?

Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?

# consumer-sentiment - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Irish business activity increasing but consumer sector displaying renewed weakness - survey

Concerns over the eurozone and the upcoming Budget are hitting companies expansion plans, say KBC Ireland/Chartered Accountants Ireland

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September

Experts said speculation around the budget and potential cuts to social welfare and health contributed to the decline.

# consumer-sentiment - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Consumer sentiment in July strongest in two years

KBC Bank Ireland said influences such as the EU summit on Ireland’s bank debt, the ECB rate cut and the latest Troika review likely impacted on sentiment.

# consumer-sentiment - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

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.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 11 June, 2012

Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment

But people’s expectations about jobs and household finances have improved slightly.

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing

KBC/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose slightly in April for the fourth month in a row.

# consumer-sentiment - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March

Consumer sentiment has risen for the third month in a row and is now at its highest level since last October according to the KBC Bank/ESRI

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy

The latest consumer sentiment index indicates that heightened concerns over the eurozone last month have eased somewhat.

# consumer-sentiment - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Retail sales still dropping, industry figures show

Many stores face going out of business in 2012, according to the chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 9 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday

In tonight’s fix: Calls to negotiate a second bailout, Gardaí investigate woman’s death in nursing home, and which celebrity chef has been a very naughty boy?

Euro jitters and Budget 2012 dull consumers' moods

The KBC/ESRI index has shown that Irish consumer sentiment fell considerably in December.

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Consumer sentiment shows surprise increase in October

Irish consumers became more positive in October, apparently finding more reasons to be optimistic about the economic outlook.

# consumer-sentiment - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears

Sentiment in Ireland didn’t fall as much as among other Europeans or in the US – possibly because of an already-poor outlook here.

# consumer-sentiment - Saturday 17 September, 2011

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted? reporters have been quizzing those in the know to describe the potential fallout of a Greek debt default on Ireland’s economic, social and political scene…

# consumer-sentiment - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

# consumer-sentiment - Monday 5 September, 2011

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal

Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.

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