Germany Gfk Consumer Confidence for March rose from -33.8 to -30.5, slightly below expectation of -30.0. In February, economic expectations rose from -0.6 to 6.0. Income expectations rose from -32.2 to -27.3. Propensity to buy rose from -18.7 to -17.3.
“Despite ongoing crises, such as the war in Ukraine, a weakening global economy, and high inflation rates, consumer sentiment has once again increased noticeably. It thus remains firmly on the path to recovery, even if the level remains low. Consumer pessimism, which peaked last fall, is fading”, explains Rolf Bürkl, GfK consumer expert.
“Recent drops in energy prices and reports that experts believe a recession in Germany this year can now be avoided mean that optimism is slowly returning.”