French household confidence fell in October, as the index dropped to 99, losing 2 points and dropping just below its long-term average of 100.

The households' future financial situation opinion balance decreased by 4 points, falling below its long-term average. The personal past financial situation opinion balance fell by 1 point, although it remained higher than the long-term average.

The share of households considering it is a suitable time to make major purchases declined again in October, with the relative balance falling by 2 points, but remaining slightly over its average.

The households' opinion balance on future saving capacity fell by 9 points, and the current saving capacity opinion balance decreased by 3 points whereas the opportunity to save opinion balance remained stable. These 3 balances remain above their long-term averages.

The share of households considering that the standard of living in France will improve in the next 12 months fell, with the balance losing 4 points and dropping back below its long-term average

The share of households considering that the standard of living in France has improved during the past 12 months also declined, the corresponding balance dropping by 4 points, and remaining lower than its average.

The households' fears about unemployment trend continued to decline significantly, with the equivalent balance dropping by 8 points, remaining far below its long-term average.

The share of households considering that prices were on the rise during the past 12 months increased dramatically. The balance increased by 17 points and is now much higher than its long-term average.

The households considering that prices will be on the rise during the next 12 months also increased, with the balance gaining 11 points and remaining higher than its long-term average.