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SA consumer confidence plunges – Moneyweb


Purchaser assurance degrees in South Africa has plunged to -25 in the next quarter of 2022 as the local and world wide financial outlook sours in the wake of spiking inflation and the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

This is in accordance to the latest FNB/BER Consumer Self confidence Index (CCI), printed on Wednesday.

The CCI reading is the worse in 3 many years, barring the initial Covid-19 challenging lockdown interval in the second quarter of 2020.

“Having currently slipped from -9 to -13 index points for the duration of the initial quarter of 2022, the FNB/BER CCI plunged to -25 in the next quarter of 2022. Bar the CCI looking at of -33 in the next quarter of 2020 – when the sudden outbreak of the COVID pandemic and subsequent implementation of level 5 lockdown pummelled sentiment – the present-day looking at is the least expensive in more than 3 many years,” FNB notes in a assertion.

“Whereas official information demonstrates that the progress in actual customer paying remained strong [3.2% year-on-year] during the initially quarter of 2022, the extraordinary deterioration in consumer sentiment now signals a marked slowdown in purchaser expending in coming months,” it warns.

“The impressive collapse of the CCI for the duration of the 2nd quarter of 2022 can be ascribed to a big deterioration in the financial outlook sub-index of the CCI [from -18 to -39] and a full turnabout in the residence financial prospective buyers sub-index [from +8 to -5].”

“The index measuring the appropriateness of the present time to acquire resilient items [for example vehicles, furniture, household appliances and electronic goods] also edged down [from -28 to -32], indicating that individuals take into account the existing as an inappropriate time to obtain strong products,” the most recent CCI report notes.

20Q1 20Q2 20Q3 20Q4 21Q1 21Q2 21Q3 21Q4 22Q1 22Q2
General FNB/BER CCI -9 -33 -23 -12 -9 -13 -10 -9 -13 -25
Financial outlook -16 -21 -23 -12 -5 -14 -14 -12 -18 -39
Residence monetary outlook 14 -13 -2 6 10 10 12 14 8 -5
Suitability of the present time to obtain sturdy merchandise -26 -64 -44 -30 -32 -36 -29 -30 -28 -32



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