Indonesian consumers are still among the most optimistic in the world in the first quarter of this year, Nielsen Global Survey Index stated in a report on May 19 2016. The consumer confidence index for Indonesia rose slightly from 115 in the last quarter up to the current 117.
During the survey publication in Jakarta on May 18 2016 Nielsen Indonesia managing director Agus Nurudin explained to reporters that the current positive market sentiment is caused by the Indonesian government’s decision in January this year to reduce fuel prices. In addition, Indonesian consumers generally have a more positive outlook on their job prospective and financial income throughout this year. According to Nurudin Nielsen believes the index might even go up to 120.
The Nielsen survey polled more than 30.000 online consumers in 63 countries in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and North America in March. Indonesians made up 500 of the respondents.