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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 06/2017 05/2018 06/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.5 25.8 -6.5 23.9 24.8 23.0 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.8 20.6 -15.0 16.9 17.5 16.0 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.8 33.4 9.5 29.9 32.2 32.5 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.8 22.8 -39.1 18.9 19.7 15.1 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 3.4 7.3 6.7 +
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 22.3 25.8 27.6  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 16.4 15.3 15.4  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 8.3 11.2 11.6 ++
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 25.8 29.3 29.5  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 12.6 11.0 9.6  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.5 29.5 -60.9 27.0 28.8 25.6 ++
- Better (%) 27.7 62.1 2.0 59.3 59.1 56.5  
- Worse (%) 27.7 88.5 4.2 7.6 7.4 9.3  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.3 25.3 -27.1 22.0 17.6 12.1 +
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 50.3 40.8 37.9  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 8.8 8.1 13.6  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.3 1.5 1.7  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.8 1.9 1.8  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.7 27.6 -51.1 15.9 21.8 18.1 ++
- Less (%) 30.9 60.8 6.4 45.3 54.4 49.0  
- More (%) 33.6 83.3 6.9 14.5 11.6 13.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.8 9.8 -18.8 6.3 9.8 7.4 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.3 20.4 5.3 18.0 20.4 18.6  
- Increased (%) 16.8 31.9 7.9 12.0 9.3 9.6  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.7 41.8 -14.2 23.7 22.8 24.1 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 45.2 40.5 42.7  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.9 45.7 15.2 21.5 17.7 18.7  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.0 36.8 -19.6 15.6 26.0 27.8 ++
- Good time (%) 58.2 80.7 33.4 62.2 68.7 70.3  
- Bad time (%) 36.2 58.5 15.5 33.0 25.6 24.0  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.4 42.0 -47.1 32.3 33.9 33.3 ++
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 73.4 74.9 74.2  
- Bad time (%) 30.2 83.4 12.1 20.0 17.3 18.2  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.8 37.0 14.7 32.1 37.0 35.7 ++
- Can save (%) 60.2 70.4 38.6 65.3 68.6 69.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.7 5.6 5.7  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.0 52.2 10.9 49.3 48.4 50.3 +
- Can save (%) 74.4 82.3 56.6 79.1 79.3 80.5  
- Cannot save (%) 23.9 40.3 16.5 19.3 18.0 18.2  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 13.9 11.3 13.7 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.3 6.0 7.3  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.6 5.3 6.4  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.8 -7.8 -9.9 -
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 18.9 21.4 20.1  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 30.1 30.9 31.7  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 17.1 16.8 15.7 -
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 9.2 8.7 8.4  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.9 8.2 7.4  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.8 7.4 7.0 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 3.3 3.3 3.4  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.5 4.1 3.6  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 21.2 19.9 20.1 +
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 16.2 11.2 11.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 5.0 8.7 8.9  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, June. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.6.2018

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