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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 02/2018 01/2019 02/2019 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.7 25.8 -6.5 25.8 17.2 15.5 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 19.6 10.4 7.7 =
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.9 34.0 9.5 31.0 34.0 32.7 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 1.0 22.8 -39.1 21.4 1.8 0.7 =
B1 Own economy now (balance) 4.0 9.8 -4.0 7.1 6.9 7.5 ++
- Better (%) 23.5 30.6 16.4 26.8 26.1 27.0  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.0 14.3 14.8  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.5 14.1 2.3 12.8 11.5 8.4 =
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 30.1 29.2 25.7  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 9.1 9.7 11.4  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.0 29.5 -60.9 28.7 10.8 8.0 +
- Better (%) 28.1 62.1 2.0 59.4 35.9 31.4  
- Worse (%) 27.2 88.5 4.2 7.0 15.2 15.4  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.3 25.3 -27.1 20.9 -2.6 -5.8 -
- Better (%) 32.1 57.3 11.6 48.5 22.2 19.1  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 8.1 27.3 29.9  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.3 1.6 1.5  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.7 1.9 1.8  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.3 27.6 -51.1 22.0 6.2 7.2 +
- Less (%) 31.2 60.8 6.4 55.2 33.2 35.2  
- More (%) 33.2 83.3 6.9 12.0 20.8 20.9  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.5 9.8 -18.8 6.5 3.4 6.2 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.5 20.4 5.3 17.8 16.2 19.2  
- Increased (%) 16.6 31.9 7.9 10.1 13.3 11.7  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 28.3 25.2 20.2 =
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 44.1 44.4 40.3  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.7 45.7 15.2 15.8 19.2 20.1  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.5 36.8 -19.6 26.5 28.1 28.8 ++
- Good time (%) 58.6 80.7 33.4 69.9 71.3 72.5  
- Bad time (%) 35.8 58.5 15.5 23.9 22.6 22.5  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.6 42.0 -47.1 29.5 21.9 22.4 +
- Good time (%) 62.9 78.2 13.3 71.5 64.8 66.1  
- Bad time (%) 30.0 83.4 12.1 20.8 26.6 26.2  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 29.0 37.3 14.7 32.9 36.9 37.2 ++
- Can save (%) 60.5 72.2 38.6 66.7 71.9 72.2  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.2 6.3 6.7  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.3 53.6 10.9 47.3 53.6 52.3 ++
- Can save (%) 74.5 82.3 56.6 79.2 81.5 81.7  
- Cannot save (%) 23.7 40.3 16.5 19.0 17.2 16.8  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.8 13.2 13.9 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.7 7.2 6.5  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.1 6.0 7.4  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -9.1 -13.4 -7.2 +
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 20.2 17.5 20.9  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 31.7 36.7 29.6  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 16.0 15.0 14.9 --
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.2 7.9 7.6  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.8 7.0 7.3  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 8.5 8.1 9.1 ++
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.6 3.3 2.8  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.3 2.2 5.9 4.8 6.3  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.9 18.9 19.0 =
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 12.4 11.7 11.7  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 7.5 7.2 7.3  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2019, February. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.2.2019

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