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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 05/2016 04/2017 05/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.9 24.1 -6.5 12.5 21.5 24.1 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.2 19.4 -15.0 4.2 15.5 14.8 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.5 33.4 9.5 27.6 28.5 30.0 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.1 22.8 -39.1 -1.2 17.1 18.6 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 0.3 3.9 3.9 =
- Better (%) 23.2 30.6 16.4 20.0 23.3 23.3  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 20.5 16.5 16.2  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 6.6 10.0 9.0 +
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 26.1 28.1 27.0  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 14.2 10.5 11.8  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.9 29.5 -60.9 -11.4 21.0 19.7 ++
- Better (%) 26.2 62.1 2.0 19.3 51.9 52.6  
- Worse (%) 28.7 88.5 4.2 36.4 10.3 13.2  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.6 25.3 -27.1 7.0 21.1 21.9 ++
- Better (%) 31.5 57.3 11.6 38.9 51.8 52.0  
- Worse (%) 22.8 57.3 6.0 22.0 10.0 8.9  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.5 1.1 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) -3.7 27.6 -51.1 -9.4 13.2 15.2 ++
- Less (%) 30.0 60.8 6.4 22.5 45.4 46.7  
- More (%) 34.6 83.3 6.9 37.7 18.7 15.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.3 7.6 -18.8 -1.9 4.6 5.8 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.0 20.0 5.3 12.7 17.7 19.1  
- Increased (%) 17.2 31.9 7.9 19.5 13.7 14.5  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 18.7 21.5 19.4 =
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 45.1 43.7 43.6  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.2 45.7 17.7 26.4 22.2 24.2  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 -0.7 12.9 12.8 =
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 47.9 59.9 59.9  
- Bad time (%) 36.7 58.5 15.5 48.1 35.0 35.7  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.7 42.0 -47.1 28.9 33.3 31.8 +
- Good time (%) 62.2 78.2 13.3 70.0 74.9 72.9  
- Bad time (%) 30.7 83.4 12.1 25.4 20.6 19.9  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.6 35.1 14.7 30.4 33.7 30.9 +
- Can save (%) 59.9 70.0 38.6 64.1 67.0 66.3  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.4 6.6 8.2  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.6 52.2 10.9 45.8 41.7 50.2 +
- Can save (%) 74.1 82.3 56.6 78.1 75.0 81.1  
- Cannot save (%) 24.1 40.3 16.5 20.8 24.1 18.2  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 11.1 14.5 12.8 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.1 6.8 6.5  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 6.0 7.6 6.3  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -11.7 -8.9 -6.4 +
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 17.3 19.9 20.1  
- Less (%) 32.7 40.4 26.5 33.4 31.0 27.5  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 15.3 17.1 14.3 --
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.9 9.5 6.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 6.4 7.7 7.8  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.5 7.6 7.5 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.8 2.8 2.9  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.7 4.9 4.7  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 21.0 19.2 21.0 +
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 14.1 12.8 14.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.9 6.4 6.5  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, May. Statistics Finland

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Updated 29.5.2017

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