Bank Hapoalim, in association with the research firm TNS Teleseker, publish the Israeli Consumer Confidence Index. The data is collected from a representative survey of 1,000 persons conducted by TNS Teleseker.
The international research firm TNS conducts Consumer Confidence surveys in 18 countries, including the Conference Board index in the U.S.
Consumer Confidence Indices are leading indicators than can predict the public’s consumption behavior. Consumer Confidence Indices are widely covered in western countries and their results affect financial markets. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence index is well known and affects the U.S. exchanges and through them all the world’s financial markets.