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Latest publication: Consumer Confidence 2020, August

Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 01/2019 12/2019 01/2020 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.7 6.8 -12.8 -2.4 -4.2 -4.6 -
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.1 8.6 -5.3 5.7 6.2 5.4 +
- Better (%) . . . . 27.1 25.4  
- Worse (%) . . . . 17.1 16.4  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.1 13.5 1.2 12.3 8.5 8.9 +
- Better (%) . . . . 28.2 28.2  
- Worse (%) . . . . 13.6 12.3  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -5.4 25.9 -66.5 6.1 -14.7 -12.0 -
- Better (%) . . . . 11.4 10.4  
- Worse (%) . . . . 36.9 30.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -1.5 20.3 -32.8 -6.6 -15.6 -14.4 --
- Better (%) . . . . 12.5 13.3  
- Worse (%) . . . . 38.0 37.7  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 3.0 5.3 1.7 2.7 2.7 2.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.0 20.3 -59.5 -1.7 -10.2 -10.9 =
- Less (%) . . . . 19.1 18.8  
- More (%) . . . . 37.0 36.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -5.7 4.7 -25.1 -2.1 -6.3 -5.6 =
- Decreased (%) . . . . 8.2 8.2  
- Increased (%) . . . . 17.8 18.0  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.9 43.5 -13.8 27.6 16.5 18.7 =
- Good time (%) . . . . 29.4 29.6  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 12.9 10.9  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.3 29.4 -28.5 20.7 15.3 13.7 +
- Good time (%) . . . . 62.6 60.5  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 35.9 37.3  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.8 31.7 -60.4 10.1 18.0 21.3 +
- Good time (%) . . . . 63.9 66.3  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 34.0 31.7  
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 21.4 31.0 6.4 29.3 28.8 26.5 +
- Money is saved (%) . . . . 61.5 58.5  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . . 10.7 10.6  
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.6 53.6 9.8 53.6 47.3 44.1 +
- Can save (%) . . . . 77.0 73.1  
- Cannot save (%) . . . . 22.8 26.5  
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.3 20.4 10.5 16.6 17.4 18.4 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 4.7 4.1  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 12.7 14.4  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.3 -9.7 -26.2 -21.0 -15.9 -18.2 -
- More (%) . . . . 14.0 13.0  
- Less (%) . . . . 35.5 36.6  
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.3 19.2 10.1 13.9 14.5 15.2 +
- Very likely (%) . . . . 5.8 4.9  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 8.7 10.4  
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.5 16.5 9.1 13.7 16.4 13.3 +
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 5.1 3.4  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 11.4 9.9  
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.3 26.0 8.1 15.7 19.5 19.6 +
- Very likely (%) . . . . 7.0 6.9  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 12.4 12.8  
1) Period 10/1995–04/2019: information on response distributions cannot be presented – only the (revised) balance figures, inflation estimates and some percentage shares are published.
2) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation.

Source: Consumer Confidence 2020, January. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.1.2020

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