Saudi Arabia Primary Consumer Sentiment Index - September 2016

The Saudi Arabia Primary Consumer Sentiment (“Consumer Confidence”) Index (“PCSI”) as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos PCSI for September,2016 is down 2.3 percentage points over last month.

The monthly PCSI result is driven by the aggregation of the four, weighted, sub-Indices:  the PCSI Employment Confidence (“Jobs”) Sub- Index which is down 1.1 points; the PCSI Economic Expectations (“Expectations”) Sub-Index which is down 2.7 points; the PCSI Investment Climate (“Investment”) Sub-Index which is down 1.8 points; and the PCSI Current Personal Financial Conditions (“Current Conditions”) Sub-Index which is down 2.6 percentage points over last month.

Saudi Arabia PCSI 2010-2016 Trend

The Saudi Arabia Primary Consumer Sentiment (“Consumer Confidence”) Index (“PCSI”) as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos PCSI for September,2016 is down 2.3 percentage points over last month. The monthly PCSI result is driven by the aggregation of the four, weighted, sub-Indices noted below.

Saudi Arabia PCSI 12 month Trend

  • “Current Conditions” = perceived current personal financial conditions. The Saudi Arabia PCSI Current Personal Financial Conditions (“Current Conditions”) Sub-Index for September 2016 is down 2.6 percentage points over last month.
  • “Expectations” = perceived Economic Expectations combining both personal and community economic outlook. The Saudi Arabia PCSI Economic Expectations (“Expectations”) Sub-Index for September 2016 is down 2.7 percentage points over last month.
  • “Investment” = perceived investment climate.  The Saudi Arabia PCSI Investment Climate (“Investment”) Sub-Index for September 2016 is down 1.8 percentage points over last month.
  • “Jobs” = current job security, outlook on job security and retrospective on job security. The Saudi Arabia PCSI Employment Confidence (“Jobs”) Sub-Index for September 2016 is down 1.1 percentage points over last month.
These are findings of an Ipsos online poll conducted August 26 to September 9, 2016. For this survey, a sample of 500 adults from Ipsos' Saudi Arabia online panel  aged 16-64 was interviewed online.

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