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Global Consumer Confidence Report: Q2 2020

July 2020 | Periodical

As COVID-19 has spread rampantly across the globe, lockdowns, business closures, and rising unemployment have slashed consumer confidence, and with it consumer spending. In 2020 Q2, The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply from a near historic high of 106 in Q1 to 92, indicating there were more pessimistic consumers than optimistic ones globally for the first time since 2016 (a reading below 100 is considered negative). The 14-point drop is the largest quarterly decline since the index began in 2005 Q1 and is double the largest drop in the index during the global financial crisis in 2008/09.



Elizabeth Crofoot

Senior Economist
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board


Bart van Ark

Managing Director and Principal Investigator
The Productivity Institute


Denise Dahlhoff, PhD

Senior Researcher, Consumer Research
The Conference Board


Allen Li

Associate Economist, CCI



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