19 January 2012
- The main confidence index fell by two points to 38 in December after a small bounce the previous month
- December's reading is the second lowest recorded in the history of the index - the lowest level recorded being 36 points (October 2011)
- The main index stands 39 points below its long run average of 77 and 17 points lower than the same point last year
- Consumers' assessment of the current and future economic situation fell back during the month
- Consumers expressed a greater propensity to make household purchases in December, helping to keep the Spending Index stable on 77 points
Please see the Consumer Confidence site for more information.