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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 02/2016 01/2017 02/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.8 22.9 -6.5 7.7 21.0 20.8 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.1 19.4 -15.0 -0.4 13.9 12.0 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.4 33.4 9.5 29.9 30.6 29.4 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.3 22.8 -39.1 -13.0 13.5 13.0 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 1.1 5.7 3.2 =
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 19.4 24.9 23.6  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.3 15.5 17.6  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 6.0 9.4 10.2 +
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 24.7 28.9 29.1  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 15.4 11.8 12.5  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.2 29.5 -60.9 -26.1 12.1 13.4 +
- Better (%) 25.9 62.1 2.0 9.1 42.1 45.2  
- Worse (%) 28.8 88.5 4.2 51.3 17.1 16.9  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.4 25.3 -27.1 -2.6 17.3 16.8 ++
- Better (%) 31.3 57.3 11.6 29.4 48.8 47.4  
- Worse (%) 22.9 57.3 6.0 29.0 14.0 13.6  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.3 1.3 1.0  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.4 1.7 1.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.9 27.6 -51.1 -23.3 9.7 9.2 +
- Less (%) 29.8 60.8 6.4 13.1 41.4 39.5  
- More (%) 34.8 83.3 6.9 54.1 21.6 20.8  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.4 7.6 -18.8 -6.2 2.1 1.3 +
- Decreased (%) 12.9 20.0 5.3 10.2 14.4 15.1  
- Increased (%) 17.3 31.9 7.9 20.7 13.3 17.0  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 19.5 25.2 16.2 =
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 46.1 49.4 42.1  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 26.6 24.2 25.9  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 4.5 10.4 11.3 =
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 52.8 57.2 58.9  
- Bad time (%) 36.7 58.5 15.5 43.0 38.7 36.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.5 42.0 -47.1 20.6 31.2 29.1 +
- Good time (%) 62.1 78.2 13.3 62.5 72.7 70.9  
- Bad time (%) 30.9 83.4 12.1 30.7 21.5 21.9  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.5 35.1 14.7 32.6 34.6 31.3 +
- Can save (%) 59.8 70.0 38.6 67.4 68.1 64.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.4 6.0 8.2  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.5 52.2 10.9 50.9 47.7 46.9 +
- Can save (%) 74.1 82.3 56.6 82.3 78.8 79.2  
- Cannot save (%) 24.1 40.3 16.5 16.5 20.0 19.6  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 11.7 12.0 12.3 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.2 5.7 5.0  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 6.6 6.3 7.3  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -10.7 -11.8 -13.0 --
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 18.9 18.6 18.4  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 32.9 33.8 33.3  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 18.7 16.9 14.9 -
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 10.1 7.1 7.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.6 9.7 7.7  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.3 6.7 6.6 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.8 2.9 2.8  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.5 3.8 3.8  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 20.7 18.2 18.0 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.7 11.6 13.3  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 8.0 6.6 4.7  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, February. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.2.2017

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