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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 12/2016 11/2017 12/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.2 24.1 -6.5 19.5 23.0 24.0 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.5 19.4 -15.0 11.2 16.7 19.2 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.6 33.4 9.5 29.7 29.8 31.0 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.4 22.8 -39.1 10.6 18.0 18.6 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 4.5 2.0 8.2 ++
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 22.5 21.2 27.4  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.4 17.3 15.3  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 8.4 9.8 10.9 +
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 27.3 27.7 29.6  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 12.6 10.9 11.1  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.2 29.5 -60.9 7.1 25.7 29.3 ++
- Better (%) 27.0 62.1 2.0 35.5 56.7 60.8  
- Worse (%) 28.1 88.5 4.2 19.0 8.7 7.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.0 25.3 -27.1 14.9 19.7 21.7 ++
- Better (%) 31.9 57.3 11.6 45.3 47.2 51.0  
- Worse (%) 22.4 57.3 6.0 15.1 7.9 8.2  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.2 1.2 1.2  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.6 1.7 1.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.2 27.6 -51.1 6.3 16.3 15.4 ++
- Less (%) 30.4 60.8 6.4 36.7 48.4 47.0  
- More (%) 34.1 83.3 6.9 22.6 15.9 16.1  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.0 7.6 -18.8 -0.8 3.7 5.1 +
- Decreased (%) 13.1 20.0 5.3 13.3 17.1 19.6  
- Increased (%) 17.0 31.9 7.9 16.9 14.0 12.9  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.5 41.8 -14.2 21.1 26.6 25.7 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 47.0 45.4 45.7  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.1 45.7 17.7 25.8 18.8 20.0  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.6 36.8 -19.6 4.0 19.8 23.1 ++
- Good time (%) 58.0 80.7 33.4 52.9 64.1 67.8  
- Bad time (%) 36.5 58.5 15.5 43.2 29.2 26.3  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.1 42.0 -47.1 27.7 36.1 35.8 ++
- Good time (%) 62.5 78.2 13.3 69.7 75.0 76.3  
- Bad time (%) 30.4 83.4 12.1 24.2 17.1 17.4  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.7 35.3 14.7 32.3 33.1 34.2 ++
- Can save (%) 60.0 70.0 38.6 67.2 66.1 66.8  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.1 6.4 6.0  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.8 52.2 10.9 48.5 46.5 47.9 +
- Can save (%) 74.3 82.3 56.6 80.3 78.4 79.5  
- Cannot save (%) 24.0 40.3 16.5 18.0 20.2 19.4  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.5 11.5 13.3 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 4.8 4.8 5.8  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.7 6.7 7.4  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -11.5 -9.8 -3.1 ++
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 17.1 18.9 22.9  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 33.4 31.3 25.6  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 15.2 17.2 19.3 ++
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.2 8.5 9.4  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.9 8.7 9.8  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 5.4 6.6 6.8 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.0 2.7 2.6  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.5 3.8 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 18.8 16.0 18.0 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 11.9 10.6 11.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.9 5.5 6.8  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, December. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 27.12.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1382. December 2017, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.5.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kbar/2017/12/kbar_2017_12_2017-12-27_tau_001_en.html

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