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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 03/2021 02/2022 03/2022 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.7 6.8 -13.9 -3.0 0.5 -10.5 --
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.2 9.5 -5.3 2.7 6.2 2.9 =
- Better (%) . . . 24.0 27.1 25.1
- Worse (%) . . . 18.5 19.2 22.4
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.2 13.5 1.2 12.6 11.0 3.1 --
- Better (%) . . . 32.1 30.2 25.6
- Worse (%) . . . 11.1 12.9 21.1
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -8.0 25.9 -66.5 -49.6 -23.8 -28.6 -
- Better (%) . . . 4.1 16.6 13.4
- Worse (%) . . . 77.3 52.3 58.0
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -2.1 20.3 -32.8 -12.3 -3.1 -31.0 --
- Better (%) . . . 27.5 30.1 13.0
- Worse (%) . . . 42.0 30.7 60.6
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.3 4.4 4.8
- Prices have risen much or quite much (%) . . . 15.3 51.5 57.7
- Prices have stayed the same or have fallen (%) . . . 33.5 6.8 3.8
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.9 5.4 1.7 2.5 3.9 5.4
- Prices will rise faster or at the same rate (%) . . . 63.2 71.1 88.9
- Prices will stay the same or will fall (%) . . . 15.1 5.9 1.9
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.4 20.3 -59.5 -28.5 6.4 -11.2 =
- Less (%) . . . 20.3 40.6 22.4
- More (%) . . . 61.9 25.0 39.6
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -6.3 4.7 -26.6 -12.9 -4.3 -3.3 +
- Decreased (%) . . . 4.9 6.3 8.1
- Increased (%) . . . 25.3 13.1 15.4
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.3 43.5 -14.3 13.3 9.7 -2.8 --
- Good time (%) . . . 30.7 25.3 20.7
- Bad time (%) . . . 17.3 15.6 23.5
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.9 29.4 -28.5 9.1 10.8 8.7 +
- Good time (%) . . . 55.7 57.6 54.9
- Bad time (%) . . . 42.6 41.1 44.5
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.4 31.7 -60.4 1.0 -0.1 -20.5 --
- Good time (%) . . . 49.6 49.4 34.1
- Bad time (%) . . . 48.0 48.6 64.9
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 22.2 33.1 6.4 31.2 32.0 32.3 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . 63.8 64.7 65.5
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . 10.2 9.9 9.0
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.3 53.6 9.8 50.2 52.1 49.3 +
- Can save (%) . . . 77.4 79.2 77.5
- Cannot save (%) . . . 21.9 20.6 22.2
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.7 24.2 10.5 21.2 17.5 18.2 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 5.8 3.8 4.9
- Possibly (%) . . . 15.4 13.7 13.3
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.1 -6.9 -26.7 -14.9 -12.4 -17.1 -
- More (%) . . . 15.0 14.7 12.8
- Less (%) . . . 33.2 30.5 37.0
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.4 19.2 10.1 15.6 14.8 14.1 =
- Very likely (%) . . . 5.1 5.6 4.0
- Quite likely (%) . . . 10.5 9.2 10.2
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.8 18.5 9.1 16.5 17.2 16.7 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 5.4 4.8 6.2
- Possibly (%) . . . 11.1 12.4 10.5
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.6 26.0 8.1 21.5 18.3 16.9 =
- Very likely (%) . . . 7.1 6.7 5.6
- Quite likely (%) . . . 14.4 11.6 11.3
1) Long-term average, maximum and minimum figures cannot be presented for response distributions.
2) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation.

Source: Consumer Confidence 2022, March. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pertti Kangassalo 029 551 3598, Tara Junes 029 551 3322, consumer.confidence@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 28.3.2022

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. March 2022, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 31.1.2023].
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