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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 01/2017 12/2017 01/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.3 24.2 -6.5 21.0 24.0 24.2 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.6 20.6 -15.0 13.9 19.2 20.6 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.6 33.4 9.5 30.6 31.0 31.1 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.5 22.8 -39.1 13.5 18.6 19.1 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 5.7 8.2 6.9 ++
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 24.9 27.4 26.7  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.5 15.3 14.5  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 9.4 10.9 12.0 ++
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 28.9 29.6 28.8  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 11.8 11.1 8.2  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.1 29.5 -60.9 12.1 29.3 29.0 ++
- Better (%) 27.2 62.1 2.0 42.1 60.8 60.2  
- Worse (%) 28.1 88.5 4.2 17.1 7.8 6.6  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.1 25.3 -27.1 17.3 21.7 20.4 ++
- Better (%) 32.0 57.3 11.6 48.8 51.0 47.8  
- Worse (%) 22.4 57.3 6.0 14.0 8.2 7.4  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.3 1.2 1.2  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.7 1.6 1.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.1 27.6 -51.1 9.7 15.4 17.9 ++
- Less (%) 30.5 60.8 6.4 41.4 47.0 49.5  
- More (%) 34.0 83.3 6.9 21.6 16.1 13.5  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.0 7.6 -18.8 2.1 5.1 5.9 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.2 20.0 5.3 14.4 19.6 17.2  
- Increased (%) 17.0 31.9 7.9 13.3 12.9 11.2  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.6 41.8 -14.2 25.2 25.7 34.5 ++
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 49.4 45.7 49.8  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.1 45.7 15.2 24.2 20.0 15.2  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.7 36.8 -19.6 10.4 23.1 26.6 ++
- Good time (%) 58.0 80.7 33.4 57.2 67.8 69.6  
- Bad time (%) 36.4 58.5 15.5 38.7 26.3 23.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.2 42.0 -47.1 31.2 35.8 33.0 ++
- Good time (%) 62.6 78.2 13.3 72.7 76.3 73.6  
- Bad time (%) 30.4 83.4 12.1 21.5 17.4 18.7  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.7 35.3 14.7 34.6 34.2 34.7 ++
- Can save (%) 60.1 70.0 38.6 68.1 66.8 68.3  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.0 6.0 6.7  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.9 52.2 10.9 47.7 47.9 46.7 +
- Can save (%) 74.3 82.3 56.6 78.8 79.5 78.4  
- Cannot save (%) 23.9 40.3 16.5 20.0 19.4 20.8  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.0 13.3 12.1 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.7 5.8 6.3  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 6.3 7.4 5.8  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -11.8 -3.1 -8.9 =
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 18.6 22.9 18.9  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 33.8 25.6 30.6  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 16.9 19.3 18.7 ++
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.1 9.4 9.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 9.7 9.8 9.2  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.7 6.8 7.4 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.9 2.6 3.1  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.8 4.2 4.3  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.2 18.0 18.5 =
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 11.6 11.2 11.0  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.6 6.8 7.6  
1) ++ Outlook is very good, + Outlook is good, = Outlook is neutral, - Outlook is poor, -- Outlook is very poor. Deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation.

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, January. Statistics Finland

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Updated 29.1.2018

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