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Latest publication: Consumer Confidence 2020, June

Appendix table 2. Results and standard errors in February to April 2019 by two different data collection methods

  Normal data collection (telephone interviews) Mixed-mode data collection Normal data collection: Standard error Mixed-mode data collection: Standard error
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 1.0 -2.2 0.48 0.72
B1 Own economy now (balance) 7.2 6.2 0.81 1.22
- Better (%) 28.1 26.3 0.87 1.25
- Worse (%) 16.5 16.8 0.72 1.06
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 10.0 9.5 0.72 1.07
- Better (%) 28.6 29.0 0.88 1.31
- Worse (%) 11.6 12.8 0.61 0.93
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) 6.7 2.8 0.70 1.10
- Better (%) 30.2 27.8 0.87 1.22
- Worse (%) 16.2 22.0 0.70 1.15
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -3.9 -8.4 0.73 1.05
- Better (%) 20.7 15.8 0.80 1.04
- Worse (%) 27.7 31.0 0.84 1.27
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 1.7 2.6 0.05 0.09
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 1.9 2.6 0.05 0.08
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) 5.3 -1.8 0.75 1.12
- Less (%) 34.3 26.2 0.90 1.23
- More (%) 23.2 27.8 0.81 1.26
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) 3.2 -1.7 0.58 0.66
- Decreased (%) 10.0 4.4 0.58 0.59
- Increased (%) 6.7 7.6 0.48 0.75
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.3 20.6 1.47 1.72
- Good time (%) 40.6 31.0 0.94 1.30
- Bad time (%) 21.3 10.5 0.79 0.86
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 28.8 21.9 1.00 1.56
- Good time (%) 72.0 68.0 0.85 1.32
- Bad time (%) 23.5 30.7 0.80 1.30
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 23.7 11.9 1.01 1.61
- Good time (%) 67.2 61.1 0.91 1.37
- Bad time (%) 25.4 37.2 0.85 1.36
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 38.1 28.3 0.80 1.32
- Money is saved (%) 73.0 62.1 0.86 1.38
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.7 10.4 0.49 0.91
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 58.0 50.9 1.16 1.88
- Can save (%) 83.9 79.3 0.72 1.15
- Cannot save (%) 14.8 20.5 0.69 1.14
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.6 16.6 0.71 1.08
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -9.3 -16.1 0.96 1.32
- More (%) 20.8 14.6 0.79 1.02
- Less (%) 32.5 34.7 0.90 1.33
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 20.6 15.1 0.78 1.03
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 8.8 13.4 0.53 0.97
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 22.9 18.7 0.78 1.07
E62 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Home furnishing (% of consumers) 46.5 57.1 0.95 1.38
E63 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Free-time residence (% of consumers) 2.3 4.2 0.29 0.56
E64 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Entertainment electronics (% of consumers) 37.8 47.3 0.93 1.40
E65 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Home appliances (% of consumers) 20.4 32.9 0.77 1.32
E66 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Hobby or sports equipment (% of consumers) 32.7 27.1 0.90 1.26
E67 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Vehicle (not a car) (% of consumers) 17.8 22.4 0.74 1.19
E68 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Leisure trip in Finland (% of consumers) 64.9 71.9 0.91 1.27
E69 Other intentions to buy, next 6 months: Leisure trip abroad (% of consumers) 57.2 63.4 0.94 1.35

Source: Consumer Confidence 2020, January. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.1.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. January 2020, Appendix table 2. Results and standard errors in February to April 2019 by two different data collection methods . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.7.2020].
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