Consumer confidence time series 2014-2020
The uploaded dataset contains monthly time-series of the index numbers (base 2010) of the Italian current confidence indicator and the Italian future confidence indicator from January 2014 to March 2020. Each time series is composed of 75 values (72 valid data and 3 missing data for the time interval July 2017 – December 2017). The current confidence index measures the judgment of the present economic situation of Italy and families, current opportunity for saving and purchasing durable goods and family financial budget, on the other hand the future confidence index measures the expectation regarding the above-mentioned variables including unemployment. A joint assessment of both indexes can offer a very interesting interpretation referred to the optimistic (current index lower than the future one) or pessimistic (current index greater than the future one) state of the population. The source of these datasets is the official website of Italian Institute of Statistics (http://dati-congiuntura.istat.it/?lang=en&SubSessionId=c419585c-c3e5-4408-9423-14ce999a6dcd).