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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 04/2020 03/2021 04/2021 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.8 6.8 -13.9 -13.9 -3.0 3.8 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.1 9.0 -5.3 -0.3 2.7 9.0 ++
- Better (%) . . . 20.2 24.0 28.6  
- Worse (%) . . . 20.8 18.5 15.2  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.1 13.5 1.2 2.3 12.6 12.1 ++
- Better (%) . . . 23.6 32.1 28.7  
- Worse (%) . . . 20.6 11.1 9.7  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -7.7 25.9 -66.5 -59.8 -49.6 -42.5 --
- Better (%) . . . 4.0 4.1 7.2  
- Worse (%) . . . 82.5 77.3 70.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -2.1 20.3 -32.8 -30.8 -12.3 0.8 +
- Better (%) . . . 27.1 27.5 38.2  
- Worse (%) . . . 61.0 42.0 31.9  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.1 2.3 2.3  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.9 5.3 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.5  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.9 20.3 -59.5 -55.1 -28.5 -11.7 =
- Less (%) . . . 10.2 20.3 30.5  
- More (%) . . . 82.0 61.9 45.9  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -6.5 4.7 -26.6 -26.6 -12.9 -8.4 -
- Decreased (%) . . . 2.3 4.9 8.6  
- Increased (%) . . . 41.3 25.3 21.5  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.5 43.5 -14.3 -14.3 13.3 18.1 =
- Good time (%) . . . 20.4 30.7 32.9  
- Bad time (%) . . . 34.7 17.3 14.8  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.4 29.4 -28.5 -12.0 9.1 17.0 ++
- Good time (%) . . . 39.7 55.7 62.5  
- Bad time (%) . . . 59.2 42.6 36.1  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.4 31.7 -60.4 -29.1 1.0 10.9 =
- Good time (%) . . . 28.1 49.6 57.5  
- Bad time (%) . . . 69.8 48.0 41.2  
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 21.8 32.9 6.4 29.4 31.2 32.9 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . 62.4 63.8 65.3  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . 10.6 10.2 9.9  
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.0 53.6 9.8 41.9 50.2 51.9 ++
- Can save (%) . . . 73.9 77.4 78.9  
- Cannot save (%) . . . 25.6 21.9 20.6  
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.5 24.2 10.5 16.9 21.2 24.2 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 3.8 5.8 6.5  
- Possibly (%) . . . 13.1 15.4 17.7  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.2 -6.9 -26.7 -26.7 -14.9 -6.9 ++
- More (%) . . . 9.2 15.0 19.5  
- Less (%) . . . 45.5 33.2 27.8  
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.3 19.2 10.1 11.6 15.6 16.1 ++
- Very likely (%) . . . 3.1 5.1 5.2  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 8.5 10.5 10.8  
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.7 18.1 9.1 12.4 16.5 16.8 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 4.0 5.4 5.7  
- Possibly (%) . . . 8.4 11.1 11.2  
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.5 26.0 8.1 16.9 21.5 23.0 ++
- Very likely (%) . . . 5.5 7.1 9.7  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 11.4 14.4 13.2  
1) Long-term average, maximum and minimum figures cannot be presented for response distributions.
2) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation.

Source: Consumer Confidence 2021, April. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.4.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. April 2021, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.5.2022].
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