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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 11/2015 10/2016 11/2016 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.7 22.9 -6.5 4.7 15.8 17.6 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.0 19.4 -15.0 -2.0 9.4 9.9 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.4 33.4 9.5 27.4 29.0 29.7 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.4 22.8 -39.1 -16.2 4.7 7.2 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 -1.8 4.5 2.4 -
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 17.5 24.9 20.9  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 20.2 17.5 16.9  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 5.7 8.0 7.4 -
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 22.6 26.1 25.7  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 13.1 12.8 12.6  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.4 29.5 -60.9 -27.2 0.5 2.6 +
- Better (%) 25.7 62.1 2.0 8.6 29.0 29.8  
- Worse (%) 29.0 88.5 4.2 52.5 25.5 21.4  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.2 25.3 -27.1 -1.9 11.4 12.0 +
- Better (%) 31.1 57.3 11.6 30.4 40.8 41.9  
- Worse (%) 23.0 57.3 6.0 29.1 16.8 15.8  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.5 0.8 0.9  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.3 1.5 1.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -4.1 27.6 -51.1 -30.5 -2.0 2.4 +
- Less (%) 29.7 60.8 6.4 11.1 29.5 33.8  
- More (%) 35.0 83.3 6.9 63.2 31.9 27.5  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.5 7.6 -18.8 -5.9 -3.2 -0.5 =
- Decreased (%) 12.8 20.0 5.3 11.1 12.9 15.3  
- Increased (%) 17.3 31.9 7.9 20.9 18.2 17.7  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.3 41.8 -14.2 15.0 22.4 25.2 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 44.2 46.8 46.6  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 29.2 24.4 21.4  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 8.0 8.3 3.5 -
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 55.5 56.8 51.4  
- Bad time (%) 36.7 58.5 15.5 40.8 38.8 43.7  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.4 42.0 -47.1 19.6 31.3 30.8 +
- Good time (%) 62.0 78.2 13.3 62.3 72.7 71.4  
- Bad time (%) 31.0 83.4 12.1 31.2 22.3 22.9  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.5 35.1 14.7 30.9 33.3 32.9 +
- Can save (%) 59.7 70.0 38.6 64.6 67.6 65.5  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.7 7.0 5.7  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.4 52.2 10.9 45.4 45.6 48.7 +
- Can save (%) 74.0 82.3 56.6 78.2 77.9 80.0  
- Cannot save (%) 24.2 40.3 16.5 21.0 20.3 19.0  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 11.4 13.6 12.5 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 4.0 5.7 4.8  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.4 7.9 7.7  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -11.4 -9.7 -9.6 =
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 17.2 19.1 19.4  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 32.5 31.9 31.8  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 15.4 15.7 16.7 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 6.5 7.9 7.8  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 9.0 7.8 8.9  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.9 7.2 7.7 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.3 2.8 2.7  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.6 4.4 5.1  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.5 17.6 20.3 +
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.2 11.4 14.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.3 6.2 6.1  

Source: Consumer Survey 2016, November. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 28.11.2016

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