Irish consumer sentiment is at its highest level since June 2007 despite continuing concerns amongst consumers about their personal finances, according to the latest data from the KBC Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index.
The index jumped to 79.8 in December, from 71.0 in November. The 3-month moving average increased from 73.4 to 75.7 and has gained continuously since April. The annual average of the index increased by 10.5 per cent, from 61.0 in 2012 to 67.4 in 2013, said the ESRI.
“December’s strong performance is...
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