Irish consumer sentiment down in August - KCB/ESRI survey

Irish consumer sentiment slipped slightly in August, following a stronger reading in July that brought the index to a seven year high, according a KBC/ESRI report released today.

16th September, 2014
52% of consumers surveyed expect an improvement in the economy over the next 12 months

Irish consumer sentiment slipped slightly in August, following a stronger reading in July that brought the index to a seven year high, according a KBC/ESRI report released today.

The sentiment index fell to 87.1 from 89.4 in July.

Monthly changes in the index have been choppy through 2014 so far, usually moving in the opposite direction to the preceding month, revealing a level of confusion and uncertainty among consumers.

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