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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 10/2015 09/2016 10/2016 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.7 22.9 -6.5 1.3 14.4 15.8 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.0 19.4 -15.0 -5.9 8.1 9.4 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.4 33.4 9.5 23.4 27.5 29.0 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.5 22.8 -39.1 -18.2 3.8 4.7 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 -2.5 2.7 4.5 =
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 16.5 22.2 24.9  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 19.4 17.0 17.5  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 2.5 7.1 8.0 =
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 21.8 25.2 26.1  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 17.7 14.4 12.8  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.4 29.5 -60.9 -36.4 0.1 0.5 =
- Better (%) 25.7 62.1 2.0 5.4 26.3 29.0  
- Worse (%) 29.0 88.5 4.2 63.0 23.7 25.5  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.2 25.3 -27.1 -8.7 9.2 11.4 +
- Better (%) 31.1 57.3 11.6 26.7 38.9 40.8  
- Worse (%) 23.1 57.3 6.0 36.6 18.8 16.8  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.3 5.8 -2.0 0.5 0.7 0.8  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.2 1.3 1.5  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -4.1 27.6 -51.1 -27.7 -1.7 -2.0 =
- Less (%) 29.7 60.8 6.4 12.1 28.3 29.5  
- More (%) 35.0 83.3 6.9 59.8 29.9 31.9  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.5 7.6 -18.8 -5.7 -3.1 -3.2 -
- Decreased (%) 12.8 20.0 5.3 11.7 13.0 12.9  
- Increased (%) 17.3 31.9 7.9 21.2 20.1 18.2  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.3 41.8 -14.2 15.6 21.4 22.4 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 44.4 47.2 46.8  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 28.8 25.7 24.4  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 2.5 3.7 8.3 =
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 50.4 51.6 56.8  
- Bad time (%) 36.6 58.5 15.5 44.4 43.8 38.8  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.4 42.0 -47.1 14.4 29.5 31.3 +
- Good time (%) 61.9 78.2 13.3 58.4 70.1 72.7  
- Bad time (%) 31.0 83.4 12.1 35.2 24.1 22.3  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.4 35.1 14.7 28.7 32.4 33.3 +
- Can save (%) 59.7 70.0 38.6 62.3 65.9 67.6  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 9.7 7.3 7.0  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.4 52.2 10.9 39.1 42.9 45.6 +
- Can save (%) 74.0 82.3 56.6 74.2 76.7 77.9  
- Cannot save (%) 24.2 40.3 16.5 25.0 22.1 20.3  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 10.8 12.3 13.6 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.8 5.9 5.7  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 5.0 6.4 7.9  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -12.6 -10.8 -9.7 =
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 16.6 18.3 19.1  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 33.5 32.6 31.9  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 15.6 16.2 15.7 -
- Very likely (%) 8.6 12.1 5.1 7.1 8.1 7.9  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.6 8.2 7.8  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 5.3 5.7 7.2 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.3 1.8 2.8  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 2.9 3.9 4.4  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.8 19.4 17.6 -
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.1 13.7 11.4  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.7 5.7 6.2  

Source: Consumer Survey 2016, October. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 27.10.2016

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