As the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions to the economy begin to ease, the Anchorage Consumer Optimism index (ANCi) has begun to recover from the recent lowest levels recorded since the survey was established in 2010. At 49.0 in Q1 the ANCi is now up 5.5 points from Q4 and is now categorized as in the “Unsure” range of between 45 and 55. The ANCi saw an additional significant period of decline since the last high point of 59.3 achieved in Q3 of 2018. The previous index was 43.5 in Q4. The more stable six-month moving average increased to 49.2, a marked increase in the overall trend of the index.