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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 09/2016 08/2017 09/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.1 24.1 -6.5 14.4 23.5 23.7 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.4 19.4 -15.0 8.1 16.1 16.6 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.6 33.4 9.5 27.5 31.1 31.3 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.2 22.8 -39.1 3.8 18.0 17.5 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 2.7 4.5 4.4 =
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 22.2 24.1 25.6  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.0 15.9 16.6  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 7.1 8.4 9.5 +
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 25.2 26.4 27.0  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 14.4 11.9 10.9  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.5 29.5 -60.9 0.1 25.7 26.2 ++
- Better (%) 26.7 62.1 2.0 26.3 57.6 58.8  
- Worse (%) 28.4 88.5 4.2 23.7 8.9 9.7  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.8 25.3 -27.1 9.2 19.5 18.6 ++
- Better (%) 31.8 57.3 11.6 38.9 48.7 46.2  
- Worse (%) 22.6 57.3 6.0 18.8 9.6 9.2  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.7 1.2 1.1  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.3 1.6 1.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.4 27.6 -51.1 -1.7 16.5 16.3 ++
- Less (%) 30.2 60.8 6.4 28.3 49.5 47.9  
- More (%) 34.3 83.3 6.9 29.9 16.1 15.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.1 7.6 -18.8 -3.1 3.8 5.8 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.1 20.0 5.3 13.0 16.0 16.6  
- Increased (%) 17.1 31.9 7.9 20.1 12.6 11.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 21.4 22.4 24.1 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 47.2 43.8 44.5  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.2 45.7 17.7 25.7 21.4 20.4  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.5 36.8 -19.6 3.7 18.4 17.5 +
- Good time (%) 57.9 80.7 33.4 51.6 63.2 62.5  
- Bad time (%) 36.6 58.5 15.5 43.8 30.4 31.6  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.9 42.0 -47.1 29.5 30.6 31.0 +
- Good time (%) 62.4 78.2 13.3 70.1 71.6 72.1  
- Bad time (%) 30.6 83.4 12.1 24.1 20.4 20.3  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.6 35.3 14.7 32.4 35.3 34.1 ++
- Can save (%) 60.0 70.0 38.6 65.9 67.9 68.3  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.3 5.4 7.3  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.8 52.2 10.9 42.9 49.7 50.4 ++
- Can save (%) 74.2 82.3 56.6 76.7 80.1 80.8  
- Cannot save (%) 24.0 40.3 16.5 22.1 18.5 17.5  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.3 10.8 14.6 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.9 4.7 6.7  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 6.4 6.1 7.9  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -10.8 -8.7 -7.5 +
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 18.3 18.3 19.3  
- Less (%) 32.7 40.4 26.5 32.6 29.0 28.3  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 16.2 16.3 17.1 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.1 8.1 8.9  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.2 8.2 8.3  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 5.7 8.2 7.0 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 1.8 3.3 2.4  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.9 4.9 4.5  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.4 19.2 18.9 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 13.7 12.1 12.0  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 5.7 7.0 6.9  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, September. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pertti Kangassalo 029 551 3598, consumer.survey@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 27.9.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1382. September 2017, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kbar/2017/09/kbar_2017_09_2017-09-27_tau_001_en.html

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