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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 08/2016 07/2017 08/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.1 24.1 -6.5 15.7 22.8 23.5 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.3 19.4 -15.0 9.4 17.2 16.1 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.5 33.4 9.5 29.4 29.5 31.1 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.1 22.8 -39.1 2.9 18.0 18.0 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 3.7 6.7 4.5 =
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 24.6 26.3 24.1  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.2 15.7 15.9  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 8.2 10.5 8.4 =
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 27.3 28.3 26.4  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 13.2 9.2 11.9  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.6 29.5 -60.9 0.9 25.3 25.7 ++
- Better (%) 26.6 62.1 2.0 28.2 56.3 57.6  
- Worse (%) 28.4 88.5 4.2 23.6 8.6 8.9  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.8 25.3 -27.1 9.7 20.1 19.5 ++
- Better (%) 31.7 57.3 11.6 38.7 47.2 48.7  
- Worse (%) 22.6 57.3 6.0 17.6 8.0 9.6  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.6 1.2 1.2  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.4 1.7 1.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.5 27.6 -51.1 -3.9 15.9 16.5 ++
- Less (%) 30.2 60.8 6.4 28.4 46.7 49.5  
- More (%) 34.4 83.3 6.9 33.0 15.1 16.1  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.2 7.6 -18.8 -1.5 2.9 3.8 +
- Decreased (%) 13.0 20.0 5.3 13.1 16.8 16.0  
- Increased (%) 17.1 31.9 7.9 18.3 14.9 12.6  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 24.4 23.2 22.4 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 49.7 43.6 43.8  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.2 45.7 17.7 25.3 20.4 21.4  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.5 36.8 -19.6 9.4 16.3 18.4 +
- Good time (%) 57.9 80.7 33.4 57.0 62.3 63.2  
- Bad time (%) 36.6 58.5 15.5 39.0 31.5 30.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.9 42.0 -47.1 31.7 34.4 30.6 +
- Good time (%) 62.3 78.2 13.3 72.1 74.2 71.6  
- Bad time (%) 30.6 83.4 12.1 21.9 17.0 20.4  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.6 35.3 14.7 31.2 33.5 35.3 ++
- Can save (%) 59.9 70.0 38.6 66.0 65.9 67.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.0 4.7 5.4  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.7 52.2 10.9 48.8 44.5 49.7 +
- Can save (%) 74.2 82.3 56.6 79.9 76.8 80.1  
- Cannot save (%) 24.0 40.3 16.5 19.2 21.0 18.5  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 13.6 13.2 10.8 --
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.5 6.0 4.7  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.1 7.1 6.1  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -9.8 -9.5 -8.7 =
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 20.2 19.2 18.3  
- Less (%) 32.7 40.4 26.5 32.5 32.0 29.0  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 17.4 16.3 16.3 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.5 8.4 8.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.8 7.9 8.2  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.2 9.0 8.2 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 3.0 3.9 3.3  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.2 5.1 4.9  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.1 16.8 19.2 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.1 10.7 12.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 7.0 6.1 7.0  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, August. Statistics Finland

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Updated 28.8.2017

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