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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 08/2015 07/2016 08/2016 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.7 22.9 -6.5 8.3 13.1 15.7 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.0 19.4 -15.0 0.2 8.5 9.4 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.3 33.4 9.5 29.5 26.7 29.4 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.5 22.8 -39.1 -10.7 1.3 2.9 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 -0.0 4.0 3.7 =
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 17.9 23.9 24.6  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 19.3 17.0 17.2  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 5.5 6.3 8.2 =
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 24.1 23.6 27.3  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 14.5 13.6 13.2  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.4 29.5 -60.9 -23.9 -0.5 0.9 =
- Better (%) 25.7 62.1 2.0 8.9 28.9 28.2  
- Worse (%) 29.0 88.5 4.2 48.5 26.5 23.6  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.1 25.3 -27.1 -0.7 8.3 9.7 +
- Better (%) 31.0 57.3 11.6 30.2 38.2 38.7  
- Worse (%) 23.1 57.3 6.0 27.1 19.5 17.6  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.3 5.8 -2.0 0.8 0.7 0.6  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.5 1.4 1.4  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -4.1 27.6 -51.1 -20.6 -5.8 -3.9 =
- Less (%) 29.7 60.8 6.4 13.6 24.6 28.4  
- More (%) 35.0 83.3 6.9 50.2 34.1 33.0  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.4 7.6 -18.8 -4.3 -3.4 -1.5 =
- Decreased (%) 12.8 20.0 5.3 12.2 12.6 13.1  
- Increased (%) 17.3 31.9 7.9 20.1 21.3 18.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.3 41.8 -14.2 20.1 24.5 24.4 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 48.1 48.7 49.7  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 28.0 24.3 25.3  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 7.4 6.1 9.4 =
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 55.1 53.8 57.0  
- Bad time (%) 36.6 58.5 15.5 41.1 41.4 39.0  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.3 42.0 -47.1 19.6 28.1 31.7 ++
- Good time (%) 61.9 78.2 13.3 62.2 69.2 72.1  
- Bad time (%) 31.0 83.4 12.1 31.5 25.4 21.9  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.4 35.1 14.7 33.9 30.4 31.2 +
- Can save (%) 59.6 70.0 38.6 67.5 63.7 66.0  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 5.0 7.5 8.0  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.4 52.2 10.9 49.0 43.6 48.8 +
- Can save (%) 74.0 82.3 56.6 80.6 76.4 79.9  
- Cannot save (%) 24.2 40.3 16.5 18.2 22.9 19.2  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 11.9 12.9 13.6 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 4.7 5.0 6.5  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.1 7.8 7.1  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -14.7 -11.4 -9.8 -
- More (%) 21.5 30.8 13.9 16.9 18.6 20.2  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 37.7 34.3 32.5  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 19.0 14.9 17.4 +
- Very likely (%) 8.6 12.1 5.1 10.5 7.3 8.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.5 7.7 8.8  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.2 5.5 7.2 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.5 1.7 3.0  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.6 3.8 4.2  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.2 19.6 19.1 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.5 13.6 12.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.6 6.0 7.0  

Source: Consumer Survey 2016, August. Statistics Finland

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Updated 29.8.2016

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