Slight improvement in consumer confidence but concerns about inflation remain strong.

This wave of the B&A Consumer Confidence barometer was conducted from the 6th-16th August 2022.

With inflation having stabilised over the past month, at the high level of 9.1%, consumer confidence improves from -71 in July to -62 in August.

However, consumer confidence remains low, with 3 in 4 believing the country will be worse off in the following year, and just 1 in 10 saying it will be better off.

Women, those aged 35 to 54, those from lower social classes, and those living outside of Dublin have a more pessimistic view.


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