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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 04/2016 03/2017 04/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.9 22.9 -6.5 9.8 22.9 21.5 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.2 19.4 -15.0 2.6 13.3 15.5 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.5 33.4 9.5 26.4 31.7 28.5 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.2 22.8 -39.1 -5.5 15.0 17.1 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 -0.7 2.7 3.9 =
- Better (%) 23.2 30.6 16.4 20.1 21.0 23.3  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 20.7 16.0 16.5  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 8.4 12.4 10.0 +
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 27.8 30.6 28.1  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 14.7 9.3 10.5  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.0 29.5 -60.9 -19.0 16.7 21.0 ++
- Better (%) 26.1 62.1 2.0 12.9 46.1 51.9  
- Worse (%) 28.7 88.5 4.2 43.6 12.6 10.3  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.5 25.3 -27.1 4.4 17.9 21.1 ++
- Better (%) 31.4 57.3 11.6 34.6 45.8 51.8  
- Worse (%) 22.8 57.3 6.0 23.5 10.7 10.0  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.5 0.9 1.1  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.3 1.6 1.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.8 27.6 -51.1 -15.4 12.1 13.2 +
- Less (%) 29.9 60.8 6.4 18.9 43.0 45.4  
- More (%) 34.7 83.3 6.9 45.6 18.4 18.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.3 7.6 -18.8 -2.7 4.8 4.6 +
- Decreased (%) 12.9 20.0 5.3 14.9 17.5 17.7  
- Increased (%) 17.2 31.9 7.9 21.0 13.3 13.7  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 19.9 17.0 21.5 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 46.8 41.5 43.7  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 26.9 24.5 22.2  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 0.6 12.7 12.9 =
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 49.7 58.6 59.9  
- Bad time (%) 36.7 58.5 15.5 47.0 35.9 35.0  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.7 42.0 -47.1 28.2 32.1 33.3 ++
- Good time (%) 62.2 78.2 13.3 69.1 73.1 74.9  
- Bad time (%) 30.8 83.4 12.1 25.4 20.8 20.6  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.5 35.1 14.7 29.0 33.7 33.7 ++
- Can save (%) 59.8 70.0 38.6 63.3 67.2 67.0  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 8.7 6.4 6.6  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.6 52.2 10.9 41.9 49.1 41.7 =
- Can save (%) 74.1 82.3 56.6 75.6 79.7 75.0  
- Cannot save (%) 24.1 40.3 16.5 24.0 18.6 24.1  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 13.2 12.6 14.5 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.8 5.6 6.8  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.4 7.0 7.6  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -11.7 -8.7 -8.9 =
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 17.7 20.2 19.9  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 34.3 29.7 31.0  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 16.7 17.1 17.1 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.3 7.6 9.5  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 9.4 9.5 7.7  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.6 5.7 7.6 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.4 2.2 2.8  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.3 3.5 4.9  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.7 19.3 19.2 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 12.9 12.0 12.8  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.9 7.3 6.4  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, April. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 27.4.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. April 2017, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.5.2022].
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