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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 02/2019 01/2020 02/2020 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.7 6.8 -12.8 -2.4 -4.6 -4.5 -
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.1 8.6 -5.3 6.3 5.4 3.5 =
- Better (%) . . . . 25.4 24.2  
- Worse (%) . . . . 16.4 18.6  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.1 13.5 1.2 9.1 8.9 6.8 -
- Better (%) . . . . 28.2 24.8  
- Worse (%) . . . . 12.3 13.5  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -5.5 25.9 -66.5 3.5 -12.0 -14.5 -
- Better (%) . . . . 10.4 11.0  
- Worse (%) . . . . 30.8 35.3  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -1.5 20.3 -32.8 -10.6 -14.4 -14.3 --
- Better (%) . . . . 13.3 13.6  
- Worse (%) . . . . 37.7 37.1  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.5 2.7 2.8  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 3.0 5.3 1.7 2.5 2.6 2.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.0 20.3 -59.5 -0.8 -10.9 -5.0 +
- Less (%) . . . . 18.8 25.7  
- More (%) . . . . 36.7 32.5  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -5.7 4.7 -25.1 1.5 -5.6 -5.7 =
- Decreased (%) . . . . 8.2 6.4  
- Increased (%) . . . . 18.0 16.4  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.9 43.5 -13.8 21.2 18.7 19.5 =
- Good time (%) . . . . 29.6 30.0  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 10.9 10.5  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.4 29.4 -28.5 21.1 13.7 19.9 ++
- Good time (%) . . . . 60.5 65.5  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 37.3 33.1  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.9 31.7 -60.4 10.8 21.3 23.4 ++
- Good time (%) . . . . 66.3 68.3  
- Bad time (%) . . . . 31.7 29.9  
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 21.5 31.0 6.4 29.9 26.5 28.4 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . . 58.5 60.4  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . . 10.6 9.5  
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.6 53.6 9.8 51.4 44.1 48.3 +
- Can save (%) . . . . 73.1 76.5  
- Cannot save (%) . . . . 26.5 23.3  
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.4 20.4 10.5 16.6 18.4 19.9 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 4.1 5.3  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 14.4 14.6  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.3 -9.7 -26.2 -14.4 -18.2 -14.0 +
- More (%) . . . . 13.0 14.8  
- Less (%) . . . . 36.6 32.5  
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.3 19.2 10.1 14.1 15.2 13.9 =
- Very likely (%) . . . . 4.9 4.9  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 10.4 9.0  
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.5 16.5 9.1 14.3 13.3 14.4 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . . 3.4 4.6  
- Possibly (%) . . . . 9.9 9.8  
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.3 26.0 8.1 16.8 19.6 18.7 +
- Very likely (%) . . . . 6.9 6.3  
- Quite likely (%) . . . . 12.8 12.5  
1) Period 10/1995–04/2019: information on response distributions cannot be presented – only the (revised) balance figures, inflation estimates and some percentage shares are published.
2) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation.

Source: Consumer Confidence 2020, February. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.2.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. February 2020, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.5.2022].
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