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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 09/2017 08/2018 09/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.6 25.8 -6.5 23.7 21.5 20.2 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 16.6 16.0 14.1 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.8 33.4 9.5 31.3 32.0 30.6 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.9 22.8 -39.1 17.5 12.8 11.3 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 4.4 7.8 6.4 +
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 25.6 27.9 27.3  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 16.6 14.8 15.8  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 9.5 10.2 10.1 +
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 27.0 29.1 27.3  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 10.9 10.9 11.2  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.2 29.5 -60.9 26.2 23.3 20.7 ++
- Better (%) 28.0 62.1 2.0 58.8 50.9 48.7  
- Worse (%) 27.5 88.5 4.2 9.7 7.5 9.9  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.4 25.3 -27.1 18.6 10.4 8.0 +
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 46.2 34.2 32.0  
- Worse (%) 22.0 57.3 6.0 9.2 13.8 16.1  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.1 1.7 1.6  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.7 2.0 2.0  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.5 27.6 -51.1 16.3 15.2 14.5 +
- Less (%) 31.1 60.8 6.4 47.9 45.3 45.1  
- More (%) 33.4 83.3 6.9 15.7 15.1 15.8  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.7 9.8 -18.8 5.8 5.6 8.1 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.4 20.4 5.3 16.6 16.8 19.9  
- Increased (%) 16.7 31.9 7.9 11.3 11.3 9.8  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 24.1 28.0 25.5 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 44.5 43.9 44.3  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.8 45.7 15.2 20.4 15.9 18.8  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.2 36.8 -19.6 17.5 29.2 28.9 ++
- Good time (%) 58.4 80.7 33.4 62.5 71.3 71.3  
- Bad time (%) 36.1 58.5 15.5 31.6 21.4 23.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.6 42.0 -47.1 31.0 29.5 27.8 +
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 72.1 69.8 69.8  
- Bad time (%) 30.1 83.4 12.1 20.3 19.6 22.6  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.9 37.0 14.7 34.1 35.6 33.6 +
- Can save (%) 60.3 70.4 38.6 68.3 69.9 68.2  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.3 6.7 7.4  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.1 52.2 10.9 50.4 50.2 48.2 +
- Can save (%) 74.4 82.3 56.6 80.8 79.2 79.1  
- Cannot save (%) 23.8 40.3 16.5 17.5 18.1 19.4  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 14.6 12.7 14.0 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.7 6.0 6.2  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.9 6.7 7.7  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -7.5 -8.0 -6.3 +
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 19.3 20.2 20.4  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 28.3 29.4 28.0  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 17.1 16.7 17.7 +
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.9 7.8 8.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.3 8.9 9.6  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.0 7.7 6.2 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.4 2.8 2.2  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.5 5.0 4.0  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.9 18.4 17.8 -
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 12.0 9.7 10.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.9 8.7 7.8  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, September. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.9.2018

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