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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 03/2018 02/2019 03/2019 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.7 25.8 -6.5 24.7 15.5 16.1 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 17.8 7.7 7.5 =
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 26.0 34.0 9.5 32.4 32.7 32.2 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 1.0 22.8 -39.1 18.7 0.7 1.1 =
B1 Own economy now (balance) 4.0 9.8 -4.0 6.2 7.5 8.0 ++
- Better (%) 23.5 30.6 16.4 24.7 27.0 28.9  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.2 14.8 15.9  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.5 14.1 2.3 10.7 8.4 10.2 +
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 27.7 25.7 28.3  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 9.4 11.4 11.1  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.0 29.5 -60.9 27.5 8.0 5.1 +
- Better (%) 28.1 62.1 2.0 58.3 31.4 29.3  
- Worse (%) 27.2 88.5 4.2 7.7 15.4 17.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.2 25.3 -27.1 18.0 -5.8 -4.0 -
- Better (%) 32.0 57.3 11.6 44.9 19.1 20.7  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 9.1 29.9 28.3  
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) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.8 1.8 1.9  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.3 27.6 -51.1 19.5 7.2 6.3 +
- Less (%) 31.2 60.8 6.4 51.9 35.2 35.8  
- More (%) 33.2 83.3 6.9 13.6 20.9 22.5  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.5 9.8 -18.8 6.1 6.2 6.0 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.5 20.4 5.3 18.4 19.2 18.6  
- Increased (%) 16.6 31.9 7.9 12.2 11.7 11.9  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 26.5 20.2 18.2 =
- Favourable time (%) 44.5 62.4 29.6 43.6 40.3 38.9  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.7 45.7 15.2 17.2 20.1 20.6  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.5 36.8 -19.6 27.2 28.8 27.9 ++
- Good time (%) 58.7 80.7 33.4 70.9 72.5 70.9  
- Bad time (%) 35.8 58.5 15.5 23.1 22.5 24.1  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.6 42.0 -47.1 31.1 22.4 23.6 +
- Good time (%) 62.9 78.2 13.3 73.1 66.1 67.7  
- Bad time (%) 30.0 83.4 12.1 18.2 26.2 25.0  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 29.1 37.3 14.7 36.1 37.2 34.7 ++
- Can save (%) 60.5 72.2 38.6 70.4 72.2 69.6  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.1 6.7 8.0  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.3 53.6 10.9 50.5 52.3 51.8 ++
- Can save (%) 74.5 82.3 56.6 81.9 81.7 79.7  
- Cannot save (%) 23.7 40.3 16.5 16.5 16.8 18.2  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 14.0 13.9 13.3 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.8 6.5 6.5  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.1 7.4 6.8  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.6 -7.2 -11.2 -
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 20.2 20.9 19.4  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 31.0 29.6 33.6  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 16.3 14.9 17.4 +
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.8 7.6 7.8  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.6 7.3 9.6  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.0 9.1 7.1 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.6 2.8 2.5  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.3 2.2 3.3 6.3 4.6  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.5 19.0 20.7 +
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 11.7 11.7 12.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.8 7.3 8.5  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2019, March. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.3.2019

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