The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index made a U-turn last week, falling 2.1%. All the subindices were in the negative, except future economic conditions.
After two weeks of strength, the financial conditions subindices faltered. Current finances fell 3.2%, while future finances declined 1.6%.
Economic conditions subindices were mixed, with current economic conditions declining 1.6%, while future economic conditions rose a marginal 0.3%.
The ‘time to buy a household item’ continued with its see-saw pattern, falling 3.9% after a gain of 1.3% last week. The four-week moving average of inflation expectations (IE) remained stable at 4.0%, though the weekly reading saw an increase to back above 4%.