Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights which help leaders address societal challenges.Donate
Global consumer confidence soared to record heights in the first quarter of 2021, according to The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey, as vaccination campaigns broadened, travel restrictions loosened, and governments and central banks continued to provide economic stimulus.
The survey found that overall global consumer confidence shot up from 98 in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 108 in the first quarter of 2021. That figure exceeded the reading of 106 registered in pre-pandemic Q1 2020 (a figure above 100 is considered positive) and is the highest recorded since the survey began in 2005. Confidence rose in 49 of 65 markets surveyed, even as some countries continue to grapple with COVID-19 outbreaks.
Looking ahead, this improvement in consumer moods bodes well for spending throughout the remainder of the year as economies continue to emerge from the 2020 pandemic-induced economic downturn and work toward arresting the spread of the virus.
For more information on the Q1 2021 Global Consumer Confidence Survey visit our website.
PRESS RELEASES & iN THE NEWS
April 09, 2021
Thought leaders who provide trusted insights for navigating companies and the economy though COVID-19.