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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 01/2016 12/2016 01/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.8 22.9 -6.5 8.2 19.5 21.0 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.1 19.4 -15.0 2.8 11.2 13.9 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.4 33.4 9.5 26.4 29.7 30.6 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.3 22.8 -39.1 -7.5 10.6 13.5 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 2.0 4.5 5.7 +
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 21.2 22.5 24.9  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.8 15.4 15.5  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 6.3 8.4 9.4 +
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 24.0 27.3 28.9  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 13.4 12.6 11.8  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.3 29.5 -60.9 -23.4 7.1 12.1 +
- Better (%) 25.8 62.1 2.0 10.3 35.5 42.1  
- Worse (%) 28.9 88.5 4.2 48.1 19.0 17.1  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.3 25.3 -27.1 3.7 14.9 17.3 ++
- Better (%) 31.2 57.3 11.6 36.7 45.3 48.8  
- Worse (%) 23.0 57.3 6.0 24.6 15.1 14.0  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.5 1.2 1.3  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.4 1.6 1.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -4.0 27.6 -51.1 -18.7 6.3 9.7 +
- Less (%) 29.8 60.8 6.4 15.3 36.7 41.4  
- More (%) 34.9 83.3 6.9 47.5 22.6 21.6  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.4 7.6 -18.8 -5.2 -0.8 2.1 +
- Decreased (%) 12.8 20.0 5.3 10.8 13.3 14.4  
- Increased (%) 17.3 31.9 7.9 19.6 16.9 13.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 25.3 21.1 25.2 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 50.9 47.0 49.4  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 25.7 25.8 24.2  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.3 36.8 -19.6 3.4 4.0 10.4 =
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 52.4 52.9 57.2  
- Bad time (%) 36.7 58.5 15.5 43.9 43.2 38.7  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.5 42.0 -47.1 25.1 27.7 31.2 +
- Good time (%) 62.0 78.2 13.3 67.1 69.7 72.7  
- Bad time (%) 30.9 83.4 12.1 27.8 24.2 21.5  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.5 35.1 14.7 31.6 32.3 34.6 ++
- Can save (%) 59.8 70.0 38.6 65.2 67.2 68.1  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.0 7.1 6.0  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.5 52.2 10.9 41.5 48.5 47.7 +
- Can save (%) 74.1 82.3 56.6 73.6 80.3 78.8  
- Cannot save (%) 24.1 40.3 16.5 25.2 18.0 20.0  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 14.2 12.5 12.0 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.0 4.8 5.7  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 8.2 7.7 6.3  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -12.3 -11.5 -11.8 -
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 17.8 17.1 18.6  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 34.9 33.4 33.8  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 16.2 15.2 16.9 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.7 7.2 7.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.5 7.9 9.7  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 8.7 5.4 6.7 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 3.1 2.0 2.9  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 5.6 3.5 3.8  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 20.9 18.8 18.2 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 14.0 11.9 11.6  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.9 6.9 6.6  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, January. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.1.2017

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