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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 04/2018 03/2019 04/2019 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.7 25.8 -6.5 23.2 16.1 15.7 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 16.9 7.5 8.9 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 26.0 34.0 9.5 29.0 32.2 31.6 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 1.0 22.8 -39.1 19.6 1.1 1.4 =
B1 Own economy now (balance) 4.0 9.8 -4.0 5.8 8.0 7.0 +
- Better (%) 23.5 30.6 16.4 25.4 28.9 27.1  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.1 15.9 15.4  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.5 14.1 2.3 9.7 10.2 8.9 =
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 26.4 28.3 27.0  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 9.7 11.1 12.1  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.0 29.5 -60.9 26.2 5.1 9.3 +
- Better (%) 28.2 62.1 2.0 56.2 29.3 31.5  
- Worse (%) 27.2 88.5 4.2 8.3 17.8 13.6  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.2 25.3 -27.1 17.6 -4.0 -2.5 -
- Better (%) 32.0 57.3 11.6 43.2 20.7 21.0  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 8.9 28.3 25.4  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.6 1.7 1.6  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.8 1.9 1.8  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.3 27.6 -51.1 21.6 6.3 5.4 +
- Less (%) 31.2 60.8 6.4 53.9 35.8 34.2  
- More (%) 33.1 83.3 6.9 11.4 22.5 22.8  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.4 9.8 -18.8 4.0 6.0 4.9 +
- Decreased (%) 13.5 20.4 5.3 15.7 18.6 13.7  
- Increased (%) 16.5 31.9 7.9 12.4 11.9 10.2  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 25.4 18.2 21.8 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.5 62.4 29.6 44.5 38.9 42.0  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.7 45.7 15.2 19.1 20.6 20.2  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.6 36.8 -19.6 26.9 27.9 31.2 ++
- Good time (%) 58.7 80.7 33.4 70.4 70.9 73.0  
- Bad time (%) 35.7 58.5 15.5 22.8 24.1 21.2  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.6 42.0 -47.1 31.9 23.6 27.2 +
- Good time (%) 62.9 78.2 13.3 74.0 67.7 68.7  
- Bad time (%) 30.0 83.4 12.1 18.2 25.0 22.1  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 29.1 37.3 14.7 33.4 34.7 34.9 ++
- Can save (%) 60.6 72.2 38.6 67.3 69.6 68.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.5 8.0 7.6  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.4 53.6 10.9 43.9 51.8 51.1 ++
- Can save (%) 74.6 82.3 56.6 76.4 79.7 79.7  
- Cannot save (%) 23.7 40.3 16.5 22.2 18.2 18.4  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 13.0 13.3 12.7 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.4 6.5 5.9  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 6.5 6.8 6.8  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.6 -11.2 -7.5 +
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 19.4 19.4 21.5  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 29.9 33.6 31.0  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 17.1 17.4 17.3 +
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.1 7.8 8.4  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 9.0 9.6 8.8  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.6 7.1 6.9 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.7 2.5 2.9  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.3 2.2 4.9 4.6 4.1  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 15.9 20.7 21.4 +
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 8.9 12.2 12.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.9 8.5 9.0  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2019, April. Statistics Finland

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Updated 29.4.2019

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