Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 10/2016 09/2017 10/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.2 24.1 -6.5 15.8 23.7 23.1 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.4 19.4 -15.0 9.4 16.6 17.6 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.6 33.4 9.5 29.0 31.3 30.2 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.3 22.8 -39.1 4.7 17.5 17.7 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 4.5 4.4 7.2 ++
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 24.9 25.6 26.9  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.5 16.6 15.3  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 8.0 9.5 10.6 +
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 26.1 27.0 28.8  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 12.8 10.9 10.1  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.4 29.5 -60.9 0.5 26.2 26.6 ++
- Better (%) 26.8 62.1 2.0 29.0 58.8 58.0  
- Worse (%) 28.3 88.5 4.2 25.5 9.7 9.3  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.9 25.3 -27.1 11.4 18.6 19.6 ++
- Better (%) 31.8 57.3 11.6 40.8 46.2 48.0  
- Worse (%) 22.5 57.3 6.0 16.8 9.2 9.9  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.8 1.1 1.1  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.5 1.7 1.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.4 27.6 -51.1 -2.0 16.3 15.8 ++
- Less (%) 30.3 60.8 6.4 29.5 47.9 48.0  
- More (%) 34.2 83.3 6.9 31.9 15.7 16.1  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.1 7.6 -18.8 -3.2 5.8 2.9 +
- Decreased (%) 13.1 20.0 5.3 12.9 16.6 15.6  
- Increased (%) 17.1 31.9 7.9 18.2 11.3 13.4  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.5 41.8 -14.2 22.4 24.1 24.2 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 46.8 44.5 45.7  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.1 45.7 17.7 24.4 20.4 21.5  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.5 36.8 -19.6 8.3 17.5 23.3 ++
- Good time (%) 57.9 80.7 33.4 56.8 62.5 66.9  
- Bad time (%) 36.6 58.5 15.5 38.8 31.6 26.9  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.0 42.0 -47.1 31.3 31.0 33.1 ++
- Good time (%) 62.4 78.2 13.3 72.7 72.1 73.9  
- Bad time (%) 30.5 83.4 12.1 22.3 20.3 18.3  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.7 35.3 14.7 33.3 34.1 33.5 +
- Can save (%) 60.0 70.0 38.6 67.6 68.3 66.5  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.0 7.3 7.1  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.8 52.2 10.9 45.6 50.4 46.5 +
- Can save (%) 74.2 82.3 56.6 77.9 80.8 78.3  
- Cannot save (%) 24.0 40.3 16.5 20.3 17.5 20.1  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 13.6 14.6 11.6 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.7 6.7 5.6  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.9 7.9 6.0  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -9.7 -7.5 -8.3 =
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 19.1 19.3 20.7  
- Less (%) 32.7 40.4 26.5 31.9 28.3 30.2  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 15.7 17.1 18.1 +
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.9 8.9 8.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.8 8.3 9.6  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.2 7.0 6.1 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.8 2.4 2.0  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.4 4.5 4.2  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 17.6 18.9 18.0 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 11.4 12.0 10.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.2 6.9 7.5  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, October. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 27.10.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1382. October 2017, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.11.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kbar/2017/10/kbar_2017_10_2017-10-27_tau_001_en.html

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