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Latest publication: Consumer Confidence 2020, July

Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 05/2019 04/2020 05/2020 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.7 6.8 -13.9 -1.8 -13.9 -9.0 --
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.1 8.6 -5.3 7.9 -0.3 1.5 -
- Better (%) . . . 29.9 20.2 24.4  
- Worse (%) . . . 17.5 20.8 20.6  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.0 13.5 1.2 9.4 2.3 7.1 -
- Better (%) . . . 28.6 23.6 26.9  
- Worse (%) . . . 13.0 20.6 16.9  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -5.9 25.9 -66.5 5.7 -59.8 -64.8 --
- Better (%) . . . 29.2 4.0 3.2  
- Worse (%) . . . 18.0 82.5 86.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -1.8 20.3 -32.8 -9.4 -30.8 -28.1 --
- Better (%) . . . 13.8 27.1 25.6  
- Worse (%) . . . 30.8 61.0 56.7  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.6 2.1 1.8  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.9 5.3 1.7 2.4 2.4 2.4  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.3 20.3 -59.5 -4.0 -55.1 -40.6 --
- Less (%) . . . 23.6 10.2 16.5  
- More (%) . . . 30.2 82.0 72.3  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -5.9 4.7 -26.6 -2.6 -26.6 -24.5 --
- Decreased (%) . . . 9.2 2.3 3.8  
- Increased (%) . . . 14.6 41.3 40.5  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.7 43.5 -14.3 20.1 -14.3 6.5 --
- Good time (%) . . . 31.0 20.4 29.6  
- Bad time (%) . . . 10.9 34.7 23.1  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.3 29.4 -28.5 22.1 -12.0 -6.2 -
- Good time (%) . . . 67.4 39.7 43.2  
- Bad time (%) . . . 31.4 59.2 55.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.7 31.7 -60.4 17.1 -29.1 -16.6 --
- Good time (%) . . . 64.5 28.1 36.8  
- Bad time (%) . . . 33.7 69.8 61.7  
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 21.5 31.0 6.4 31.0 29.4 27.5 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . 63.1 62.4 61.7  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . 9.1 10.6 11.6  
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.7 53.6 9.8 51.5 41.9 45.6 +
- Can save (%) . . . 77.8 73.9 75.7  
- Cannot save (%) . . . 22.1 25.6 24.1  
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.4 21.1 10.5 17.2 16.9 17.1 +
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 4.7 3.8 4.1  
- Possibly (%) . . . 12.5 13.1 13.1  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.3 -9.7 -26.7 -15.0 -26.7 -16.6 =
- More (%) . . . 14.5 9.2 14.1  
- Less (%) . . . 34.2 45.5 35.2  
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.3 19.2 10.1 17.4 11.6 12.9 -
- Very likely (%) . . . 6.3 3.1 3.9  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 11.1 8.5 9.1  
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.6 16.5 9.1 12.8 12.4 14.9 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 4.0 4.0 3.8  
- Possibly (%) . . . 8.8 8.4 11.1  
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.4 26.0 8.1 22.6 16.9 20.1 +
- Very likely (%) . . . 9.0 5.5 6.4  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 13.6 11.4 13.6  
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, May. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.5.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. May 2020, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.8.2020].
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