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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 04/2017 03/2018 04/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.4 25.8 -6.5 21.5 24.7 23.2 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.7 20.6 -15.0 15.5 17.8 16.9 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.7 33.4 9.5 28.5 32.4 29.0 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.7 22.8 -39.1 17.1 18.7 19.6 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 3.9 6.2 5.8 +
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 23.3 24.7 25.4  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 16.5 15.2 15.1  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 10.0 10.7 9.7 +
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 28.1 27.7 26.4  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 10.5 9.4 9.7  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.7 29.5 -60.9 21.0 27.5 26.2 ++
- Better (%) 27.5 62.1 2.0 51.9 58.3 56.2  
- Worse (%) 27.8 88.5 4.2 10.3 7.7 8.3  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.2 25.3 -27.1 21.1 18.0 17.6 ++
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 51.8 44.9 43.2  
- Worse (%) 22.2 57.3 6.0 10.0 9.1 8.9  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.1 1.3 1.6  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.6 1.8 1.8  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.9 27.6 -51.1 13.2 19.5 21.6 ++
- Less (%) 30.8 60.8 6.4 45.4 51.9 53.9  
- More (%) 33.8 83.3 6.9 18.7 13.6 11.4  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.9 7.6 -18.8 4.6 6.1 4.0 +
- Decreased (%) 13.2 20.0 5.3 17.7 18.4 15.7  
- Increased (%) 16.9 31.9 7.9 13.7 12.2 12.4  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.7 41.8 -14.2 21.5 26.5 25.4 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 43.7 43.6 44.5  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.0 45.7 15.2 22.2 17.2 19.1  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.8 36.8 -19.6 12.9 27.2 26.9 ++
- Good time (%) 58.1 80.7 33.4 59.9 70.9 70.4  
- Bad time (%) 36.3 58.5 15.5 35.0 23.1 22.8  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.3 42.0 -47.1 33.3 31.1 31.9 +
- Good time (%) 62.7 78.2 13.3 74.9 73.1 74.0  
- Bad time (%) 30.2 83.4 12.1 20.6 18.2 18.2  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.8 36.1 14.7 33.7 36.1 33.4 +
- Can save (%) 60.2 70.4 38.6 67.0 70.4 67.3  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.6 6.1 7.5  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.9 52.2 10.9 41.7 50.5 43.9 +
- Can save (%) 74.3 82.3 56.6 75.0 81.9 76.4  
- Cannot save (%) 23.9 40.3 16.5 24.1 16.5 22.2  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 14.5 14.0 13.0 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.8 6.8 6.4  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.6 7.1 6.5  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.9 -8.6 -8.6 =
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 19.9 20.2 19.4  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 31.0 31.0 29.9  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 17.1 16.3 17.1 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 9.5 8.8 8.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.7 7.6 9.0  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.6 6.0 7.6 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.8 2.6 2.7  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.9 3.3 4.9  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.2 18.5 15.9 -
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 12.8 11.7 8.9  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.4 6.8 6.9  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, April. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.4.2018

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