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#Consumer Sentiment

# consumer-sentiment - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
# Hey Big Spender
# Hey Big Spender

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

Jan 8th 2015, 2:08 PM 9,443 Views 27 Comments

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
# Bad News
# Bad News

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

Nov 4th 2014, 12:50 PM 6,774 Views 38 Comments

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
# On A High
# On A High

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

Oct 6th 2014, 1:58 PM 7,676 Views 13 Comments

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
# Mixed Feelings
# Mixed Feelings

Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking

Sep 16th 2014, 1:08 PM 6,751 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Life In The Slow Lane
# Life In The Slow Lane

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

Jul 7th 2014, 12:01 PM 6,774 Views 33 Comments

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
# Consumer Sentiment

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

Jun 29th 2014, 1:22 PM 11,430 Views 82 Comments

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?
# Ballot Box Blues
# Ballot Box Blues

Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?

Jun 9th 2014, 2:28 PM 4,761 Views 24 Comments

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
# Reluctant
# Reluctant

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

May 13th 2014, 7:24 PM 10,436 Views 8 Comments

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
# Not So Happy Customers
# Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

Apr 7th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,762 Views 8 Comments

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
# We're Happy
# We're Happy

Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years

Mar 4th 2014, 4:11 PM 7,224 Views 33 Comments

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
# Feeling Good
# Feeling Good

Irish consumers in 'notably more positive mood' last month

Jan 15th 2014, 12:04 PM 4,839 Views 16 Comments

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
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence is at the highest level since June 2007

Nov 1st 2013, 12:00 PM 4,544 Views 18 Comments

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
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

Tesco blames property tax for fall in Irish sales

Jun 5th 2013, 8:02 AM 11,684 Views 151 Comments

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
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence rises slightly in March

Apr 8th 2013, 1:03 PM 3,168 Views 9 Comments

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
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Consumer sentiment weakened in February amid job concerns

Mar 5th 2013, 2:15 PM 2,708 Views 6 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January

Feb 11th 2013, 12:01 PM 3,696 Views 16 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales up in last three months of 2012

Jan 25th 2013, 12:12 PM 4,312 Views 56 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Jan 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 9,507 Views 3 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries

Jan 11th 2013, 2:45 PM 7,555 Views 20 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

Christmas shoppers and sales up on 2011 says Retail Excellence Ireland

Dec 26th 2012, 2:57 PM 8,198 Views 31 Comments

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
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence rose in November

Dec 3rd 2012, 12:26 PM 2,592 Views 9 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Nov 3rd 2012, 7:30 PM 6,823 Views 7 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Nov 1st 2012, 10:17 AM 6,505 Views 56 Comments

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
# KBC Bank Ireland
# KBC Bank Ireland

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

Oct 24th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,709 Views 2 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:15 PM 6,722 Views 19 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment in July strongest in two years

Aug 9th 2012, 4:07 PM 1,724 Views 6 Comments

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
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence up in June

Jul 4th 2012, 12:01 PM 2,009 Views 1 Comment

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
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment

Jun 11th 2012, 12:03 PM 1,077 Views 8 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing

May 8th 2012, 12:19 PM 1,495 Views 11 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March

Apr 11th 2012, 1:05 PM 1,178 Views 19 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

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

Jan 31st 2012, 12:03 PM 861 Views 3 Comments

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
# Shops
# Shops

Retail sales still dropping, industry figures show

Jan 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,267 Views 10 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jan 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 5,587 Views 2 Comments

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
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Euro jitters and Budget 2012 dull consumers' moods

Jan 9th 2012, 12:24 PM 1,350 Views 7 Comments

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
# Optimism
# Optimism

Consumer sentiment shows surprise increase in October

Nov 15th 2011, 12:03 PM 1,174 Views 4 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

Sep 29th 2011, 4:50 PM 2,255 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears

Sep 29th 2011, 12:01 PM 172 Views 1 Comment

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?
# What If
# What If

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?

Sep 17th 2011, 8:41 PM 5,791 Views 42 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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’
# Doom And Gloom
# Doom And Gloom

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

Sep 6th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,048 Views 12 Comments

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
# Spending
# Spending

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

Sep 5th 2011, 4:05 PM 419 Views 12 Comments

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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