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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 09/2015 08/2016 09/2016 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.7 22.9 -6.5 4.2 15.7 14.4 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.0 19.4 -15.0 -4.9 9.4 8.1 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.4 33.4 9.5 28.6 29.4 27.5 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.5 22.8 -39.1 -18.9 2.9 3.8 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 -1.0 3.7 2.7 -
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 17.7 24.6 22.2  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 19.4 17.2 17.0  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 4.8 8.2 7.1 -
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 24.1 27.3 25.2  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 15.5 13.2 14.4  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.4 29.5 -60.9 -34.4 0.9 0.1 =
- Better (%) 25.7 62.1 2.0 6.1 28.2 26.3  
- Worse (%) 29.0 88.5 4.2 61.9 23.6 23.7  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.2 25.3 -27.1 -9.5 9.7 9.2 +
- Better (%) 31.0 57.3 11.6 24.4 38.7 38.9  
- Worse (%) 23.1 57.3 6.0 36.1 17.6 18.8  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.3 5.8 -2.0 0.6 0.6 0.7  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.5 1.4 1.3  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -4.1 27.6 -51.1 -28.3 -3.9 -1.7 =
- Less (%) 29.7 60.8 6.4 12.2 28.4 28.3  
- More (%) 35.0 83.3 6.9 60.7 33.0 29.9  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.4 7.6 -18.8 -3.7 -1.5 -3.1 =
- Decreased (%) 12.8 20.0 5.3 12.0 13.1 13.0  
- Increased (%) 17.3 31.9 7.9 18.8 18.3 20.1  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.3 41.8 -14.2 15.5 24.4 21.4 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 45.7 49.7 47.2  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 30.3 25.3 25.7  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 5.2 9.4 3.7 -
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 53.1 57.0 51.6  
- Bad time (%) 36.6 58.5 15.5 42.7 39.0 43.8  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.3 42.0 -47.1 14.3 31.7 29.5 +
- Good time (%) 61.9 78.2 13.3 59.1 72.1 70.1  
- Bad time (%) 31.0 83.4 12.1 35.9 21.9 24.1  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.4 35.1 14.7 31.5 31.2 32.4 +
- Can save (%) 59.6 70.0 38.6 65.0 66.0 65.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.7 8.0 7.3  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.4 52.2 10.9 49.7 48.8 42.9 +
- Can save (%) 74.0 82.3 56.6 81.4 79.9 76.7  
- Cannot save (%) 24.2 40.3 16.5 17.8 19.2 22.1  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 12.1 13.6 12.3 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.8 6.5 5.9  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 6.3 7.1 6.4  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -12.5 -9.8 -10.8 -
- More (%) 21.5 30.8 13.9 16.2 20.2 18.3  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 33.9 32.5 32.6  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 13.3 17.4 16.2 -
- Very likely (%) 8.6 12.1 5.1 6.2 8.5 8.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.1 8.8 8.2  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.2 7.2 5.7 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.9 3.0 1.8  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.4 4.2 3.9  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.7 19.1 19.4 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.4 12.1 13.7  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.3 7.0 5.7  

Source: Consumer Survey 2016, September. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 27.9.2016

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