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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 11/2017 10/2018 11/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.6 25.8 -6.5 23.0 16.8 18.3 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 16.7 12.2 10.0 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.9 33.4 9.5 29.8 31.1 33.0 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 1.0 22.8 -39.1 18.0 4.9 5.7 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 2.0 8.3 5.3 +
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 21.2 28.2 25.1  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.3 15.0 15.7  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 9.8 9.8 10.6 +
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 27.7 28.3 29.0  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 10.9 11.8 11.2  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.1 29.5 -60.9 25.7 16.4 15.5 +
- Better (%) 28.1 62.1 2.0 56.7 44.3 42.1  
- Worse (%) 27.4 88.5 4.2 8.7 12.8 12.2  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.4 25.3 -27.1 19.7 1.4 0.3 -
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 47.2 26.6 25.3  
- Worse (%) 22.0 57.3 6.0 7.9 23.1 24.2  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.2 1.9 2.0  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.7 2.2 2.1  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.4 27.6 -51.1 16.3 8.4 11.2 +
- Less (%) 31.2 60.8 6.4 48.4 38.7 41.5  
- More (%) 33.3 83.3 6.9 15.9 21.3 18.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.6 9.8 -18.8 3.7 4.8 6.4 ++
- Decreased (%) 13.4 20.4 5.3 17.1 16.6 17.3  
- Increased (%) 16.7 31.9 7.9 14.0 11.9 12.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 26.6 25.1 18.3 =
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 45.4 45.2 40.6  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.8 45.7 15.2 18.8 20.1 22.3  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.3 36.8 -19.6 19.8 31.3 32.0 ++
- Good time (%) 58.5 80.7 33.4 64.1 73.0 73.3  
- Bad time (%) 36.0 58.5 15.5 29.2 22.2 21.5  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.6 42.0 -47.1 36.1 21.7 16.2 =
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 75.0 65.1 60.7  
- Bad time (%) 30.1 83.4 12.1 17.1 27.3 32.2  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 29.0 37.3 14.7 33.1 36.0 37.3 ++
- Can save (%) 60.4 70.8 38.6 66.1 68.9 70.8  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.4 5.1 6.2  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.2 52.2 10.9 46.5 47.5 51.1 ++
- Can save (%) 74.4 82.3 56.6 78.4 78.8 80.1  
- Cannot save (%) 23.8 40.3 16.5 20.2 19.5 18.0  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 11.5 13.3 11.6 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 4.8 6.5 5.0  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 6.7 6.8 6.7  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -9.8 -7.9 -10.1 -
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 18.9 20.1 18.4  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 31.3 31.0 33.2  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 17.2 17.3 16.4 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.5 8.8 7.6  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.3 10.4 5.3 8.7 8.5 8.8  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.6 7.4 7.0 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.7 2.6 3.5  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.8 4.8 3.5  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 16.0 19.0 17.7 -
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 10.6 12.1 11.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 5.5 6.9 6.6  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, November. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.11.2018

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