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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 05/2017 04/2018 05/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.5 25.8 -6.5 24.1 23.2 24.8 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.7 20.6 -15.0 14.8 16.9 17.5 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.7 33.4 9.5 30.0 29.0 32.2 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.8 22.8 -39.1 18.6 19.6 19.7 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 3.9 5.8 7.3 ++
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 23.3 25.4 25.8  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 16.2 15.1 15.3  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 9.0 9.7 11.2 ++
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 27.0 26.4 29.3  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 11.8 9.7 11.0  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.6 29.5 -60.9 19.7 26.2 28.8 ++
- Better (%) 27.6 62.1 2.0 52.6 56.2 59.1  
- Worse (%) 27.8 88.5 4.2 13.2 8.3 7.4  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.3 25.3 -27.1 21.9 17.6 17.6 ++
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 52.0 43.2 40.8  
- Worse (%) 22.2 57.3 6.0 8.9 8.9 8.1  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.1 1.6 1.5  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.7 1.8 1.9  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.8 27.6 -51.1 15.2 21.6 21.8 ++
- Less (%) 30.9 60.8 6.4 46.7 53.9 54.4  
- More (%) 33.7 83.3 6.9 15.7 11.4 11.6  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.8 9.8 -18.8 5.8 4.0 9.8 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.3 20.4 5.3 19.1 15.7 20.4  
- Increased (%) 16.8 31.9 7.9 14.5 12.4 9.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.7 41.8 -14.2 19.4 25.4 22.8 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 43.6 44.5 40.5  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.9 45.7 15.2 24.2 19.1 17.7  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.9 36.8 -19.6 12.8 26.9 26.0 ++
- Good time (%) 58.2 80.7 33.4 59.9 70.4 68.7  
- Bad time (%) 36.3 58.5 15.5 35.7 22.8 25.6  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.4 42.0 -47.1 31.8 31.9 33.9 ++
- Good time (%) 62.7 78.2 13.3 72.9 74.0 74.9  
- Bad time (%) 30.2 83.4 12.1 19.9 18.2 17.3  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.8 37.0 14.7 30.9 33.4 37.0 ++
- Can save (%) 60.2 70.4 38.6 66.3 67.3 68.6  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.2 7.5 5.6  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.0 52.2 10.9 50.2 43.9 48.4 +
- Can save (%) 74.3 82.3 56.6 81.1 76.4 79.3  
- Cannot save (%) 23.9 40.3 16.5 18.2 22.2 18.0  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.8 13.0 11.3 --
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.5 6.4 6.0  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 6.3 6.5 5.3  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -6.4 -8.6 -7.8 +
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 20.1 19.4 21.4  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 27.5 29.9 30.9  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 14.3 17.1 16.8 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 6.5 8.1 8.7  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.8 9.0 8.2  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.5 7.6 7.4 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.9 2.7 3.3  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.7 4.9 4.1  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 21.0 15.9 19.9 +
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 14.5 8.9 11.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.5 6.9 8.7  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, May. Statistics Finland

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Updated 28.5.2018

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