Concepts




Balance figure


The response distribution of each qualitative question is expressed in the balance figure in the statistics on consumer confidence. The balance figures are obtained by deducting the weighted proportion of negative answers from that of positive answers (for more details see Quality description; in Finnish only). The balance figure can range between -100 and +100. The higher the figure, the brighter is the view on the economy.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)
  • The response distribution of each qualitative question is expressed in the balance figure in the statistics on consumer confidence. The balance figures are obtained by deducting the weighted proportion of negative answers from that of positive answers (for more details see Quality description; in Finnish only). The balance figure can range between -100 and +100. The higher the figure, the brighter is the view on the economy.



    Statistics using the definition

    Validity of the definition

    • 1 January 1900 - 9 October 2019

    Source organisation

    • EU

    Related concepts

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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