Fast-moving consumer goods and GDP growth in Q4 2018 was strongest in Asia-Pacific, and consumers in the region feel the best globally about their financial well-being. Comparatively, only 37% of consumers in Europe believe their conditions have improved over the past five years.
From a global perspective, conditions and prospects for the remainder of the year appear largely positive. In Q1, confidence grew across Western Europe, economic recovery in Latin America looks promising in key markets, FMCG sales in North America performed well, and growing disposable incomes...
The New Zealand consumer confidence index reached 101 in Q3 2016 – the highest score since Q1 2015. In the latest online survey, the three key drivers of New Zealand’s confidence all increased from the previous quarter.
Long lauded as the backbone of New Zealand's economy, farmers and growers work hard to 'get the job done'. Today the mood of rural consumers is looking up.
New Zealand consumer confidence remained at 100 in Q1 2014, beginning the year ten points higher than the same time period a year ago (Q1 2013). New Zealand was ahead of Australia, where consumer confidence decreased four points from a year ago to 89, and above the global average (96).