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Consumer Sentiment Index

The Irish League of Credit Unions has partnered with Core Research, part of Ireland’s largest marketing company, to undertake the production and publication of the Irish Consumer Sentiment Index from October 2022.

Based on a data set stretching back to 1996, the Consumer Sentiment Index will continue to provide a wealth of insight into the Irish economy and Economist, Austin Hughes, will continue to provide analysis and commentary.

In January 2023, a new quarterly Consumer Sentiment Index was launched to cover Northern Ireland. 

See the recent Consumer Sentiment Indexes below.

Month Title
May 2024 Mood of Northern Ireland consumers improves in May
February 2024

Northern Ireland consumer sentiment edges slightly higher on modest easing in cost pressures and mix

November 2023

Northern Ireland consumer sentiment holds steady but points towards a cautious rather than carefree Christmas spend

September2023 Northern Ireland consumer confidence improves again but most households still wary and worried about higher borrowing costs
April 2023 NI consumer sentiment notably stronger but still cautious
January 2023 Northern Ireland consumers remain nervous as 2023 begins