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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 03/2016 02/2017 03/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.9 22.9 -6.5 10.4 20.8 22.9 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.2 19.4 -15.0 0.7 12.0 13.3 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.5 33.4 9.5 27.0 29.4 31.7 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.2 22.8 -39.1 -4.7 13.0 15.0 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 -3.5 3.2 2.7 -
- Better (%) 23.2 30.6 16.4 16.4 23.6 21.0  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 21.7 17.6 16.0  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 5.0 10.2 12.4 ++
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 23.6 29.1 30.6  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 15.4 12.5 9.3  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.1 29.5 -60.9 -22.0 13.4 16.7 +
- Better (%) 26.0 62.1 2.0 12.5 45.2 46.1  
- Worse (%) 28.8 88.5 4.2 47.2 16.9 12.6  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.4 25.3 -27.1 2.9 16.8 17.9 ++
- Better (%) 31.3 57.3 11.6 36.0 47.4 45.8  
- Worse (%) 22.9 57.3 6.0 25.7 13.6 10.7  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.2 1.0 0.9  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.3 1.6 1.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.9 27.6 -51.1 -12.2 9.2 12.1 +
- Less (%) 29.9 60.8 6.4 21.0 39.5 43.0  
- More (%) 34.7 83.3 6.9 41.7 20.8 18.4  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.4 7.6 -18.8 -6.9 1.3 4.8 +
- Decreased (%) 12.9 20.0 5.3 10.0 15.1 17.5  
- Increased (%) 17.2 31.9 7.9 21.1 17.0 13.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 21.0 16.2 17.0 =
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 46.7 42.1 41.5  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 25.6 25.9 24.5  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 1.7 11.3 12.7 =
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 51.4 58.9 58.6  
- Bad time (%) 36.7 58.5 15.5 45.2 36.4 35.9  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.6 42.0 -47.1 24.0 29.1 32.1 ++
- Good time (%) 62.1 78.2 13.3 65.8 70.9 73.1  
- Bad time (%) 30.8 83.4 12.1 29.8 21.9 20.8  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.5 35.1 14.7 29.9 31.3 33.7 ++
- Can save (%) 59.8 70.0 38.6 65.5 64.9 67.2  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 9.6 8.2 6.4  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.6 52.2 10.9 46.1 46.9 49.1 +
- Can save (%) 74.1 82.3 56.6 78.8 79.2 79.7  
- Cannot save (%) 24.1 40.3 16.5 20.4 19.6 18.6  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.7 12.3 12.6 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.0 5.0 5.6  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 6.6 7.3 7.0  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -11.9 -13.0 -8.7 =
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 17.5 18.4 20.2  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 33.2 33.3 29.7  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 15.2 14.9 17.1 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 6.8 7.2 7.6  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.4 7.7 9.5  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 5.2 6.6 5.7 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.2 2.8 2.2  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 2.9 3.8 3.5  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.9 18.0 19.3 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.4 13.3 12.0  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.5 4.7 7.3  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, March. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.3.2017

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