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Q4 2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Global consumer confidence ended 2015 on a subdued note as the index declined two points from the third quarter to 97—the same score as the start of the year. Europe was the only region to show consistent confidence improvements throughout the year across all three indicators (job prospects,...

Q3 2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Global consumer confidence increased three index points in the third quarter to 99, the highest level since 2006, and optimistic sentiment for job prospects, personal finances and spending intentions increased in nearly half of all measured markets.

Q2 2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Global consumer confidence declined one index point in the second quarter to a score of 96. This near-baseline score reflects an overall stable outlook, but uneven performance at the country level increased within regions.

Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana Remain Confident

In second-quarter 2014, consumer confidence remained high in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana—new entrants in Nielsen’s Global Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions Survey that made their debut in the first quarter of this year. Nigeria’s score was highest, rising one point to 121, while...

Is Sharing the New Buying?

Rather than collecting dust, your seldom-used electronics, sports equipment and power tools could be collecting cash. Many people are already cashing in, as participants around the world are tapping into the sharing economy, an emerging global trend that some authorities value at more than $25...