Chile Consumer Confidence


Consumers less confident in January

In January, the Adimark GfK consumer confidence index (IPEC, Indice de Percepcion de la Economia) inched down from December's 56.6 points to 54.6 points. Despite the drop, consumer confidence is still above the 50-point threshold separating optimism from pessimism.

Most of the components of the index deteriorated compared to the previous month. Consumers' views on the country's current economic situation reached a three-month low. Consumers' assessment of the country's economic situation in the next five years, as well as their views regarding personal finances, also deteriorated compared to December.

LatinFocus Consensus Forecast participants expect total consumption to grow 4.5% in 2014, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month's forecast. For 2015, the panel sees total consumption expanding 4.5%.

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Chile Consumer Confidence Chart

Chile Consumer Confidence January 2014

Note: Consumer confidence index (IPEC, Indice de percepcion de la economia). Values above 50 indicate an optimistic assesment in consumer sentiment while values below 50 indicate a pessimistic assesment.
Source: Adimark GfK.

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