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Latest publication: Consumer Confidence 2020, June

Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 04/2019 03/2020 04/2020 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.7 6.8 -13.9 -1.7 -7.1 -13.9 --
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.1 8.6 -5.3 6.1 5.2 -0.3 --
- Better (%) . . . . 27.4 20.2  
- Worse (%) . . . . 18.9 20.8  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.0 13.5 1.2 8.7 9.1 2.3 --
- Better (%) . . . . 29.7 23.6  
- Worse (%) . . . . 14.2 20.6  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -5.7 25.9 -66.5 4.5 -20.8 -59.8 --
- Better (%) . . . . 8.4 4.0  
- Worse (%) . . . . 42.2 82.5  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -1.7 20.3 -32.8 -6.6 -25.8 -30.8 --
- Better (%) . . . . 10.8 27.1  
- Worse (%) . . . . 52.4 61.0  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 3.0 5.3 1.7 2.5 2.3 2.4  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.2 20.3 -59.5 -2.8 -19.7 -55.1 --
- Less (%) . . . . 15.7 10.2  
- More (%) . . . . 46.8 82.0  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -5.8 4.7 -26.6 -0.4 -8.1 -26.6 --
- Decreased (%) . . . . 7.8 2.3  
- Increased (%) . . . . 21.1 41.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.7 43.5 -14.3 21.0 12.2 -14.3 --
- Good time (%) . . . . 27.1 20.4  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 14.9 34.7  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.3 29.4 -28.5 24.1 13.7 -12.0 --
- Good time (%) . . . . 60.8 39.7  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 37.2 59.2  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.8 31.7 -60.4 13.8 11.9 -29.1 --
- Good time (%) . . . . 59.5 28.1  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 38.7 69.8  
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 21.5 31.0 6.4 29.5 29.7 29.4 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . . 62.5 62.4  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . . 10.4 10.6  
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.7 53.6 9.8 53.4 49.4 41.9 =
- Can save (%) . . . . 78.2 73.9  
- Cannot save (%) . . . . 21.2 25.6  
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.4 21.1 10.5 16.7 21.1 16.9 +
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 5.7 3.8  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 15.5 13.1  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.3 -9.7 -26.7 -15.1 -17.0 -26.7 --
- More (%) . . . . 13.6 9.2  
- Less (%) . . . . 35.6 45.5  
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.3 19.2 10.1 15.4 14.5 11.6 --
- Very likely (%) . . . . 4.9 3.1  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 9.6 8.5  
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.5 16.5 9.1 13.4 14.3 12.4 =
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 4.2 4.0  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 10.1 8.4  
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.4 26.0 8.1 20.6 22.1 16.9 =
- Very likely (%) . . . . 7.4 5.5  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 14.7 11.4  
1) Period 10/1995–04/2019: information on response distributions cannot be presented – only the (revised) balance figures, inflation estimates and some percentage shares 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 2020, April. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.4.2020

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