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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1)

Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 01/2021 12/2021 01/2022 Outlook 2)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B1+B2+B4+E1)/4 -1.7 6.8 -13.9 -0.9 -3.5 -1.7 =
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.2 9.5 -5.3 3.2 2.9 4.4 +
- Better (%) . . . 24.7 24.0 26.5
- Worse (%) . . . 19.6 19.2 18.5
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.2 13.5 1.2 10.8 7.2 11.6 ++
- Better (%) . . . 30.7 27.1 30.2
- Worse (%) . . . 12.3 14.7 11.0
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -7.9 25.9 -66.5 -50.5 -15.5 -22.6 -
- Better (%) . . . 3.9 22.7 13.8
- Worse (%) . . . 79.7 45.4 49.1
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) -2.0 20.3 -32.8 -2.5 -7.4 -8.0 -
- Better (%) . . . 35.1 24.5 23.1
- Worse (%) . . . 33.3 33.8 33.9
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 3.1 6.9 -2.7 2.2 3.9 3.8
- Prices have risen much or quite much (%) . . . 13.7 43.0 42.6
- Prices have stayed the same or have fallen (%) . . . 36.4 9.5 7.7
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.9 5.3 1.7 2.3 3.6 3.7
- Prices will rise faster or at the same rate (%) . . . 60.3 73.0 77.0
- Prices will stay the same or will fall (%) . . . 16.6 6.0 4.7
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -10.5 20.3 -59.5 -20.7 -0.0 -6.0 =
- Less (%) . . . 24.5 31.3 30.4
- More (%) . . . 54.8 28.0 34.8
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -6.3 4.7 -26.6 -16.9 -2.1 -3.8 +
- Decreased (%) . . . 5.4 8.6 6.7
- Increased (%) . . . 29.8 13.5 13.6
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 19.4 43.5 -14.3 16.9 7.0 7.6 --
- Good time (%) . . . 32.7 24.9 25.7
- Bad time (%) . . . 15.8 17.9 18.1
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 4.9 29.4 -28.5 12.8 15.1 15.5 +
- Good time (%) . . . 59.3 61.2 61.3
- Bad time (%) . . . 40.2 37.8 36.7
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 7.5 31.7 -60.4 4.6 5.8 5.4 =
- Good time (%) . . . 53.3 54.9 53.6
- Bad time (%) . . . 45.3 43.1 44.5
D1 Own financial situation now (balance) 22.1 33.1 6.4 30.1 29.1 30.0 ++
- Money is saved (%) . . . 63.0 62.7 62.1
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) . . . 10.5 11.0 11.5
D2 Own saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.3 53.6 9.8 50.1 48.1 46.6 +
- Can save (%) . . . 77.8 76.4 75.9
- Cannot save (%) . . . 22.0 23.1 24.0
D5 Intention to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 15.6 24.2 10.5 18.5 19.5 18.6 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 5.1 6.6 5.7
- Possibly (%) . . . 13.3 12.9 12.9
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs. last 12 months (balance) -16.1 -6.9 -26.7 -14.9 -16.6 -14.9 +
- More (%) . . . 14.4 12.1 13.5
- Less (%) . . . 33.3 33.1 32.6
E2 Intention to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 14.4 19.2 10.1 15.1 15.3 16.2 ++
- Very likely (%) . . . 4.4 5.0 4.6
- Quite likely (%) . . . 10.7 10.3 11.6
E4 Intention to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 12.8 18.5 9.1 16.6 13.5 17.6 ++
- Yes, absolutely (%) . . . 4.5 4.0 5.3
- Possibly (%) . . . 12.0 9.5 12.4
E5 Intention to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of consumers) 17.6 26.0 8.1 23.5 22.1 19.9 +
- Very likely (%) . . . 8.5 7.8 7.3
- Quite likely (%) . . . 15.1 14.3 12.7
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 2022, January. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.1.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=2669-8889. January 2022, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.5.2022].
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