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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 08/2017 07/2018 08/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.6 25.8 -6.5 23.5 22.0 21.5 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.8 20.6 -15.0 16.1 16.2 16.0 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.8 33.4 9.5 31.1 30.9 32.0 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.9 22.8 -39.1 18.0 15.5 12.8 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 4.5 8.7 7.8 ++
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 24.1 28.8 27.9  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.9 14.4 14.8  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 8.4 10.9 10.2 +
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 26.4 30.0 29.1  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 11.9 11.0 10.9  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.3 29.5 -60.9 25.7 24.1 23.3 ++
- Better (%) 27.9 62.1 2.0 57.6 52.7 50.9  
- Worse (%) 27.5 88.5 4.2 8.9 7.2 7.5  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.4 25.3 -27.1 19.5 11.7 10.4 +
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 48.7 35.2 34.2  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 9.6 12.5 13.8  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.2 1.7 1.7  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.6 1.9 2.0  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.6 27.6 -51.1 16.5 19.3 15.2 +
- Less (%) 31.0 60.8 6.4 49.5 50.0 45.3  
- More (%) 33.5 83.3 6.9 16.1 12.2 15.1  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.7 9.8 -18.8 3.8 3.8 5.6 +
- Decreased (%) 13.3 20.4 5.3 16.0 16.7 16.8  
- Increased (%) 16.8 31.9 7.9 12.6 14.4 11.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 22.4 25.3 28.0 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 43.8 45.4 43.9  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.8 45.7 15.2 21.4 20.0 15.9  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.1 36.8 -19.6 18.4 27.0 29.2 ++
- Good time (%) 58.3 80.7 33.4 63.2 70.1 71.3  
- Bad time (%) 36.1 58.5 15.5 30.4 21.9 21.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.5 42.0 -47.1 30.6 30.8 29.5 +
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 71.6 72.5 69.8  
- Bad time (%) 30.1 83.4 12.1 20.4 19.4 19.6  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.9 37.0 14.7 35.3 35.7 35.6 ++
- Can save (%) 60.3 70.4 38.6 67.9 68.5 69.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 5.4 5.5 6.7  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.1 52.2 10.9 49.7 46.1 50.2 +
- Can save (%) 74.4 82.3 56.6 80.1 77.2 79.2  
- Cannot save (%) 23.8 40.3 16.5 18.5 20.4 18.1  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 10.8 14.0 12.7 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 4.7 6.8 6.0  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 6.1 7.2 6.7  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.7 -9.6 -8.0 +
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 18.3 19.8 20.2  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 29.0 31.9 29.4  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 16.3 17.0 16.7 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.1 8.3 7.8  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.2 8.7 8.9  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 8.2 7.8 7.7 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 3.3 3.0 2.8  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.9 4.9 5.0  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.2 17.0 18.4 =
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 12.1 10.8 9.7  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 7.0 6.2 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, August. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.8.2018

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