Irish consumer sentiment improves four months in a row

Irish consumer sentiment improved slightly in April, for the fourth month in a row, according to the KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentiment index.

8th May, 2012
The April reading hints at a clear if relatively modest improvement in the mood of Irish consumers.

Irish consumer sentiment improved slightly in April, for the fourth month in a row, according to the KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentiment index.

It rose to 62.5 from 60.6 in March, marking the first time there has been a sequence of four successive monthly increases since January 2007. The April reading hints at a clear if relatively modest improvement in the mood of Irish consumers in early 2012, KBC chief economist Austin Hughes said.

The improvement in Irish...

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