Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 11/2016 10/2017 11/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.2 24.1 -6.5 17.6 23.1 23.0 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.5 19.4 -15.0 9.9 17.6 16.7 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.6 33.4 9.5 29.7 30.2 29.8 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.3 22.8 -39.1 7.2 17.7 18.0 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 2.4 7.2 2.0 -
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 20.9 26.9 21.2  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 16.9 15.3 17.3  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 7.4 10.6 9.8 +
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 25.7 28.8 27.7  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 12.6 10.1 10.9  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.3 29.5 -60.9 2.6 26.6 25.7 ++
- Better (%) 26.9 62.1 2.0 29.8 58.0 56.7  
- Worse (%) 28.2 88.5 4.2 21.4 9.3 8.7  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.9 25.3 -27.1 12.0 19.6 19.7 ++
- Better (%) 31.9 57.3 11.6 41.9 48.0 47.2  
- Worse (%) 22.5 57.3 6.0 15.8 9.9 7.9  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.9 1.1 1.2  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.6 1.7 1.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.3 27.6 -51.1 2.4 15.8 16.3 ++
- Less (%) 30.4 60.8 6.4 33.8 48.0 48.4  
- More (%) 34.2 83.3 6.9 27.5 16.1 15.9  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.1 7.6 -18.8 -0.5 2.9 3.7 +
- Decreased (%) 13.1 20.0 5.3 15.3 15.6 17.1  
- Increased (%) 17.0 31.9 7.9 17.7 13.4 14.0  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.5 41.8 -14.2 25.2 24.2 26.6 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 46.6 45.7 45.4  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.1 45.7 17.7 21.4 21.5 18.8  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.6 36.8 -19.6 3.5 23.3 19.8 +
- Good time (%) 57.9 80.7 33.4 51.4 66.9 64.1  
- Bad time (%) 36.5 58.5 15.5 43.7 26.9 29.2  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.1 42.0 -47.1 30.8 33.1 36.1 ++
- Good time (%) 62.5 78.2 13.3 71.4 73.9 75.0  
- Bad time (%) 30.5 83.4 12.1 22.9 18.3 17.1  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.7 35.3 14.7 32.9 33.5 33.1 +
- Can save (%) 60.0 70.0 38.6 65.5 66.5 66.1  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 5.7 7.1 6.4  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.8 52.2 10.9 48.7 46.5 46.5 +
- Can save (%) 74.2 82.3 56.6 80.0 78.3 78.4  
- Cannot save (%) 24.0 40.3 16.5 19.0 20.1 20.2  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.5 11.6 11.5 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 4.8 5.6 4.8  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.7 6.0 6.7  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -9.6 -8.3 -9.8 -
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 19.4 20.7 18.9  
- Less (%) 32.7 40.4 26.5 31.8 30.2 31.3  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 16.7 18.1 17.2 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.8 8.5 8.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.9 9.6 8.7  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.7 6.1 6.6 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.7 2.0 2.7  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 5.1 4.2 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 20.3 18.0 16.0 -
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 14.2 10.5 10.6  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.1 7.5 5.5  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, November. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 27.11.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1382. November 2017, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kbar/2017/11/kbar_2017_11_2017-11-27_tau_001_en.html

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