Consumers in pre-Brexit UK are less confident about the economy and seem set on self-imposed austerity
The trade conflict between the EU and the USA is intensifying and leaves a clear mark on the consumer mood in Germany in June.
Contrasting views on personal finances versus the wider UK economy continue to keep GfK's overall Consumer Confidence Index Score in negative territory.
Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for May 2018
GfK anticipates a 2018 nominal turnover growth of +2.1 percent for stationary retail in the 28 EU member states. But trends within the individual countries under review vary widely.
GfK's findings on the German audio market
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased two points in April 2018. Four of the five measures were lower, with the remaining measure increasing.
Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for April 2018
Global smartphone demand fell two percent to 347 million units in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18).
Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Europe Study for the first quarter of 2018
Spring is in the air with increases across the board on personal finances, the general economy and purchase intentions
The Swiss once again surpass the Germans and Austrians when it comes to purchasing power. But the available net income within each of these countries also varies markedly.