With inflation easing slightly, consumer confidence is up, although still very low.

This wave of the B&A Consumer Confidence Barometer was conducted from the 16th – 26th of October 2022.

Consumer confidence is up from -79 in September to -72 for October.

But confidence remains at a very low level, with 4 in 5 (79%) anticipating that the country will be worse off in the coming year. Just 7% believe that the country will improve in the year ahead.

All demographic groups see an improvement in consumer confidence this month, with females, those aged 35+ and those living outside Dublin being more pessimistic.

With inflation remaining high, half expect their disposable income to be lower in the coming year. This is likely to have a negative impact on spend, with 3 in 5 expecting to reduce the spend in the year ahead.


For more details and the full report or more information, please contact Jimmy Larsen and Pooja Sankhe: jimmy@banda.ie and pooja@banda.ie