Consumer confidence inches up despite economic uncertainty

John Lewis Kingston 01

Consumer confidence has risen in the two weeks since non-essential shops reopened despite ongoing disruption due to the pandemic.

Consumer confidence climbed three points overall over the last fortnight to -27, according to the GfK consumer confidence index.

Shopper sentiment around the economy over the next 12 months registered the biggest uplift of six points to -42 compared to the previous month, though this was down nine points on the previous year.

Consumer confidence around personal finances over the coming year and the general economy over the last year both rose one point to -3 and -60 respectively. 

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