Consumer confidence eased by 0.4 points last week to 82.5, finishing 2022 well below the neutral level of 100.
Weekly inflation expectations were unchanged at 5.9 per cent, while the four-week moving average fell 0.1 percentage points to 6.0 per cent.
‘Current financial conditions’ gained 0.5 points, rising by a total of 3.2 points over the past two weeks. ‘Future financial conditions’ lost 0.5 points after a 2.6-point gain the week before.
‘Current economic conditions’ dropped 3.5 points, partially reversing its 4.3-point rise the week before, while ‘future economic conditions’ rose by 1.1 points.
‘Time to buy a major household item’ saw a slight gain of 0.2 points.