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Press release

Consumer confidence

The confidence index increases in March from 94.4 to 96.8.

The result is mainly due to an improvement of personal and current climate. The personal climate increases from 97.5 to 100.1, and the current climate rises from 100.3 to 102.6.

The balance of replies concerning forecasts on unemployment increases from 82 to 87.

Finally, inflation perceptions referring to the last 12 months increase from 76 to 89  compared to the previous month, while expectations for 12 months decrease from 39 to 33.

Period: March 2012

Date of Issue: 26 March 2012