Consumer Outlook

We have examined whether consumers are seeing the benefits of the “green shoots” of recovery in the Northern Ireland economy or still feeling the pain of recession through our ‘Consumer Outlook’ research.

This research provides an insight into how consumers are coping financially, their spending priorities, areas of concern, financial security and overall consumer confidence.

Results from the second survey show that nearly half of consumers here struggle to keep up with bills and financial commitments and three-quarters of those surveyed believe they are not feeling the ‘green shoots’ of recovery.

  • To view a copy of the Summary Report January 2015 click here
  • To view a copy of the Survey January 2015 click here

This report provides a baseline for building a ‘Consumer Outlook Index’ and will be used to track consumer optimism about the local economy every six months.

  • To view a copy of the Summary Report November 2014 click here
  • To view a copy of the Survey November 2014 click here
  • To view November 2014 Key Findings Infographic click here
Icons depicting key findings