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Latest publication: Consumer Confidence 2019, November

Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 01/2018- Max. 01/2018- Min. 01/2018- 06/2018 05/2019 06/2019 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 0.5 4.9 -4.6 1.7 -1.8 -4.6 --
B1 Own economy now (balance) 6.4 8.5 3.9 5.6 7.9 4.1 --
- Better (%) . . . . 29.9 26.1  
- Worse (%) . . . . 17.5 19.3  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 10.7 13.4 6.3 11.7 9.4 6.3 --
- Better (%) . . . . 28.6 26.3  
- Worse (%) . . . . 13.0 15.3  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) 13.3 24.9 0.5 20.1 5.7 0.5 --
- Better (%) . . . . 29.2 22.4  
- Worse (%) . . . . 18.0 20.9  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 1.4 16.5 -13.9 7.5 -9.4 -13.9 --
- Better (%) . . . . 13.8 14.0  
- Worse (%) . . . . 30.8 38.5  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.6 3.0 2.2 2.7 2.6 2.7  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.6 3.0 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.9  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) 4.8 13.8 -4.0 9.4 -4.0 -1.9 --
- Less (%) . . . . 23.6 26.3  
- More (%) . . . . 30.2 28.1  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) 0.4 4.8 -2.6 2.6 -2.6 -2.5 --
- Decreased (%) . . . . 9.2 7.2  
- Increased (%) . . . . 14.6 12.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 23.7 34.3 14.8 24.0 20.1 19.1 -
- Good time (%) . . . . 31.0 29.0  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 10.9 9.9  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 21.1 24.6 17.3 20.4 22.1 17.3 --
- Good time (%) . . . . 67.4 63.9  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 31.4 34.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 15.3 22.8 4.5 21.1 17.1 17.6 +
- Good time (%) . . . . 64.5 63.8  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 33.7 34.4  
D1 Consumers' financial situation now (balance) 28.1 31.0 24.9 28.3 31.0 26.2 --
- Money is saved (%) . . . . 63.1 57.7  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . . 9.1 10.5  
D2 Consumers' saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 49.0 53.1 44.3 49.6 51.5 45.9 --
- Can save (%) . . . . 77.8 75.8  
- Cannot save (%) . . . . 22.1 24.2  
D5 Consumers' intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) . . . . 17.2 18.6  
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 4.7 5.6  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 12.5 13.0  
E1 Consumers' spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -16.4 -14.1 -21.2 -18.0 -15.0 -14.9 +
- More (%) . . . . 14.5 13.2  
- Less (%) . . . . 34.2 32.7  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) . . . . 17.4 15.0  
- Very likely (%) . . . . 6.3 5.4  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 11.1 9.7  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) . . . . 12.8 13.1  
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 4.0 3.9  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 8.8 9.2  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) . . . . 22.6 20.7  
- Very likely (%) . . . . 9.0 7.9  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 13.6 12.9  
1) Period 01/2018–04/2019: information on answer distributions cannot be presented, only the (revised) balance figures are published.
2) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation.

Source: Consumer Confidence 2019, June. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.6.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. June 2019, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2019].
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