Consumer confidence tracks sentiment among households or consumers. The results are based on surveys conducted among a random sample of households. Target Audience: Private individuals Sample Size: approximately 1,200 households In 2009, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs began to publish Consumer Confidence Index in EU compatible form. Four questions included in the calculation of the new index, those relating to the future development of unemployment and personal savings opportunities are only available since April 2007. Hence, a full calculation of the new index can be made from this date. However, in order to avoid any distortion in the series (between April and January 2007), the new index prior to April 2007 has been retropolated by the source.