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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 03/2017 02/2018 03/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.4 25.8 -6.5 22.9 25.8 24.7 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.7 20.6 -15.0 13.3 19.6 17.8 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.7 33.4 9.5 31.7 31.0 32.4 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.6 22.8 -39.1 15.0 21.4 18.7 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 2.7 7.1 6.2 +
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 21.0 26.8 24.7  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 16.0 15.0 15.2  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 12.4 12.8 10.7 +
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 30.6 30.1 27.7  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 9.3 9.1 9.4  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.8 29.5 -60.9 16.7 28.7 27.5 ++
- Better (%) 27.4 62.1 2.0 46.1 59.4 58.3  
- Worse (%) 27.9 88.5 4.2 12.6 7.0 7.7  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.2 25.3 -27.1 17.9 20.9 18.0 ++
- Better (%) 32.1 57.3 11.6 45.8 48.5 44.9  
- Worse (%) 22.3 57.3 6.0 10.7 8.1 9.1  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.9 1.3 1.3  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.6 1.7 1.8  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.0 27.6 -51.1 12.1 22.0 19.5 ++
- Less (%) 30.7 60.8 6.4 43.0 55.2 51.9  
- More (%) 33.9 83.3 6.9 18.4 12.0 13.6  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.9 7.6 -18.8 4.8 6.5 6.1 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.2 20.0 5.3 17.5 17.8 18.4  
- Increased (%) 16.9 31.9 7.9 13.3 10.1 12.2  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.6 41.8 -14.2 17.0 28.3 26.5 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 41.5 44.1 43.6  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.0 45.7 15.2 24.5 15.8 17.2  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.8 36.8 -19.6 12.7 26.5 27.2 ++
- Good time (%) 58.1 80.7 33.4 58.6 69.9 70.9  
- Bad time (%) 36.3 58.5 15.5 35.9 23.9 23.1  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.3 42.0 -47.1 32.1 29.5 31.1 +
- Good time (%) 62.6 78.2 13.3 73.1 71.5 73.1  
- Bad time (%) 30.3 83.4 12.1 20.8 20.8 18.2  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.8 36.1 14.7 33.7 32.9 36.1 ++
- Can save (%) 60.1 70.4 38.6 67.2 66.7 70.4  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.4 8.2 6.1  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.9 52.2 10.9 49.1 47.3 50.5 ++
- Can save (%) 74.3 82.3 56.6 79.7 79.2 81.9  
- Cannot save (%) 23.9 40.3 16.5 18.6 19.0 16.5  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.6 12.8 14.0 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.6 5.7 6.8  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.0 7.1 7.1  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.7 -9.1 -8.6 =
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 20.2 20.2 20.2  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 29.7 31.7 31.0  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 17.1 16.0 16.3 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.6 7.2 8.8  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 9.5 8.8 7.6  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 5.7 8.5 6.0 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.2 2.6 2.6  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.5 5.9 3.3  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.3 19.9 18.5 =
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 12.0 12.4 11.7  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 7.3 7.5 6.8  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, March. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.3.2018

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