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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 06/2020 05/2021 06/2021 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.8 6.8 -13.9 -3.9 2.7 4.6 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.1 9.0 -5.3 2.8 3.8 7.6 ++
- Better (%) . . . 24.3 26.6 28.4  
- Worse (%) . . . 19.1 19.2 15.2  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.1 13.5 1.2 8.7 11.9 10.8 ++
- Better (%) . . . 27.1 30.5 27.3  
- Worse (%) . . . 13.0 10.0 10.4  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -7.8 25.9 -66.5 -62.9 -33.0 -25.6 -
- Better (%) . . . 2.8 13.4 17.6  
- Worse (%) . . . 85.8 62.1 56.4  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -2.1 20.3 -32.8 -12.2 3.7 8.2 +
- Better (%) . . . 31.9 39.9 43.7  
- Worse (%) . . . 42.6 28.4 25.9  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 1.9 2.7 2.8  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.9 5.3 1.7 2.4 2.8 2.8  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.8 20.3 -59.5 -22.4 -1.0 3.8 +
- Less (%) . . . 24.2 38.5 41.4  
- More (%) . . . 56.7 36.1 29.8  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -6.5 4.7 -26.6 -21.7 -7.2 -4.2 +
- Decreased (%) . . . 3.5 7.5 9.3  
- Increased (%) . . . 36.8 18.7 16.5  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.5 43.5 -14.3 13.7 21.6 21.3 =
- Good time (%) . . . 33.0 33.5 35.2  
- Bad time (%) . . . 19.4 11.9 14.0  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.5 29.4 -28.5 2.1 17.0 18.3 ++
- Good time (%) . . . 49.6 62.2 64.2  
- Bad time (%) . . . 49.0 36.2 34.4  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.4 31.7 -60.4 -8.1 12.7 8.9 =
- Good time (%) . . . 43.4 58.6 58.3  
- Bad time (%) . . . 54.5 39.1 40.1  
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 21.9 32.9 6.4 29.2 31.7 32.7 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . 64.2 64.4 64.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . 11.1 10.1 9.3  
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.1 53.6 9.8 46.5 53.4 48.9 +
- Can save (%) . . . 76.5 79.6 77.1  
- Cannot save (%) . . . 23.4 20.1 22.5  
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.6 24.2 10.5 16.7 19.2 18.7 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 5.3 5.9 5.4  
- Possibly (%) . . . 11.3 13.3 13.3  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.2 -6.9 -26.7 -14.9 -8.4 -8.3 ++
- More (%) . . . 13.6 16.2 17.6  
- Less (%) . . . 33.7 25.5 26.6  
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.3 19.2 10.1 12.8 15.1 18.3 ++
- Very likely (%) . . . 4.7 4.2 5.0  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 8.1 10.8 13.3  
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.7 18.1 9.1 14.6 16.8 15.0 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 4.3 4.9 5.1  
- Possibly (%) . . . 10.2 11.8 10.0  
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.5 26.0 8.1 18.7 22.6 22.3 ++
- Very likely (%) . . . 7.0 8.9 8.6  
- Quite likely (%) . . . 11.7 13.6 13.7  
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, June. Statistics Finland

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Updated 28.6.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. June 2021, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.5.2022].
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