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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 02/2017 01/2018 02/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.3 25.8 -6.5 20.8 24.2 25.8 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.6 20.6 -15.0 12.0 20.6 19.6 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.7 33.4 9.5 29.4 31.1 31.0 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.5 22.8 -39.1 13.0 19.1 21.4 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 3.2 6.9 7.1 ++
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 23.6 26.7 26.8  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.6 14.5 15.0  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 10.2 12.0 12.8 ++
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 29.1 28.8 30.1  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 12.5 8.2 9.1  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.9 29.5 -60.9 13.4 29.0 28.7 ++
- Better (%) 27.3 62.1 2.0 45.2 60.2 59.4  
- Worse (%) 28.0 88.5 4.2 16.9 6.6 7.0  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.1 25.3 -27.1 16.8 20.4 20.9 ++
- Better (%) 32.1 57.3 11.6 47.4 47.8 48.5  
- Worse (%) 22.3 57.3 6.0 13.6 7.4 8.1  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.0 1.2 1.3  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.6 1.7 1.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.0 27.6 -51.1 9.2 17.9 22.0 ++
- Less (%) 30.6 60.8 6.4 39.5 49.5 55.2  
- More (%) 33.9 83.3 6.9 20.8 13.5 12.0  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.0 7.6 -18.8 1.3 5.9 6.5 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.2 20.0 5.3 15.1 17.2 17.8  
- Increased (%) 16.9 31.9 7.9 17.0 11.2 10.1  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.6 41.8 -14.2 16.2 34.5 28.3 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 42.1 49.8 44.1  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.0 45.7 15.2 25.9 15.2 15.8  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.7 36.8 -19.6 11.3 26.6 26.5 ++
- Good time (%) 58.1 80.7 33.4 58.9 69.6 69.9  
- Bad time (%) 36.4 58.5 15.5 36.4 23.4 23.9  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.2 42.0 -47.1 29.1 33.0 29.5 +
- Good time (%) 62.6 78.2 13.3 70.9 73.6 71.5  
- Bad time (%) 30.3 83.4 12.1 21.9 18.7 20.8  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.7 35.3 14.7 31.3 34.7 32.9 +
- Can save (%) 60.1 70.0 38.6 64.9 68.3 66.7  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.2 6.7 8.2  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.9 52.2 10.9 46.9 46.7 47.3 +
- Can save (%) 74.3 82.3 56.6 79.2 78.4 79.2  
- Cannot save (%) 23.9 40.3 16.5 19.6 20.8 19.0  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.3 12.1 12.8 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.0 6.3 5.7  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.3 5.8 7.1  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -13.0 -8.9 -9.1 =
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 18.4 18.9 20.2  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 33.3 30.6 31.7  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 14.9 18.7 16.0 -
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.2 9.5 7.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.7 9.2 8.8  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.6 7.4 8.5 ++
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.8 3.1 2.6  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.8 4.3 5.9  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.0 18.5 19.9 +
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 13.3 11.0 12.4  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 4.7 7.6 7.5  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, February. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.2.2018

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