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Consumer Confidence Remains Negative in Europe – Does It Mean Recession Is Coming?

Posted Friday, May 20, 2022 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

Consumer confidence in Europe and everywhere else dived deep into negative territory two years ago during the major coronavirus lockdowns, which led to an economic recession. European economies and consumer sentiment improved during the last two years, but after the conflict in Ukraine started and prices were hiked by major suppliers with this excuse, consumer sentiment has dived again. But will this mean another recession in the coming months?

Eurozone May 2022 consumer confidence

Eurozone consumer confidence

  • Eurozone May consumer confidence flash reading -21.1 points vs -21.5 expected
  • April consumer confidence was was -22.0 points

This isn’t as bad as the drop in UK consumer confidence earlier today (40-year low) but it’s not a nice picture.

UK May Consumer Confidence

  • UK May consumer confidence comes in at -40 (April -38) – falls to its lowest on record
  • April consumer confidence was -38 points
  • Inflation and rates both rising weighed

The records for UK consumer confidence go back to 1974. May 2022 has hit the lowest since the records began, coming in at -40 points, which matched a record low hit in April 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic swept the country.

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