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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 06/2019 05/2020 06/2020 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.8 6.8 -13.9 -4.6 -9.0 -3.9 -
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.1 8.6 -5.3 4.1 1.5 2.8 =
- Better (%) . . . 26.1 24.4 24.3  
- Worse (%) . . . 19.3 20.6 19.1  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.0 13.5 1.2 6.3 7.1 8.7 +
- Better (%) . . . 26.3 26.9 27.1  
- Worse (%) . . . 15.3 16.9 13.0  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -6.1 25.9 -66.5 0.5 -64.8 -62.9 --
- Better (%) . . . 22.4 3.2 2.8  
- Worse (%) . . . 20.9 86.8 85.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -1.8 20.3 -32.8 -13.9 -28.1 -12.2 -
- Better (%) . . . 14.0 25.6 31.9  
- Worse (%) . . . 38.5 56.7 42.6  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.7 1.8 1.9  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.9 5.3 1.7 2.9 2.4 2.4  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.3 20.3 -59.5 -1.9 -40.6 -22.4 -
- Less (%) . . . 26.3 16.5 24.2  
- More (%) . . . 28.1 72.3 56.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -6.0 4.7 -26.6 -2.5 -24.5 -21.7 --
- Decreased (%) . . . 7.2 3.8 3.5  
- Increased (%) . . . 12.3 40.5 36.8  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.7 43.5 -14.3 19.1 6.5 13.7 -
- Good time (%) . . . 29.0 29.6 33.0  
- Bad time (%) . . . 9.9 23.1 19.4  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.3 29.4 -28.5 17.3 -6.2 2.1 =
- Good time (%) . . . 63.9 43.2 49.6  
- Bad time (%) . . . 34.4 55.4 49.0  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.6 31.7 -60.4 17.6 -16.6 -8.1 --
- Good time (%) . . . 63.8 36.8 43.4  
- Bad time (%) . . . 34.4 61.7 54.5  
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 21.6 31.0 6.4 26.2 27.5 29.2 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . 57.7 61.7 64.2  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . 10.5 11.6 11.1  
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.7 53.6 9.8 45.9 45.6 46.5 +
- Can save (%) . . . 75.8 75.7 76.5  
- Cannot save (%) . . . 24.2 24.1 23.4  
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.4 21.1 10.5 18.6 17.1 16.7 +
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 5.6 4.1 5.3  
- Possibly (%) . . . 13.0 13.1 11.3  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.3 -9.7 -26.7 -14.9 -16.6 -14.9 +
- More (%) . . . 13.2 14.1 13.6  
- Less (%) . . . 32.7 35.2 33.7  
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.3 19.2 10.1 15.0 12.9 12.8 -
- Very likely (%) . . . 5.4 3.9 4.7  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 9.7 9.1 8.1  
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.6 16.5 9.1 13.1 14.9 14.6 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 3.9 3.8 4.3  
- Possibly (%) . . . 9.2 11.1 10.2  
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.4 26.0 8.1 20.7 20.1 18.7 +
- Very likely (%) . . . 7.9 6.4 7.0  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 12.9 13.6 11.7  
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, June. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 29.6.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. June 2020, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.5.2022].
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