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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 12/2015 11/2016 12/2016 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 11.7 22.9 -6.5 2.4 17.6 19.5 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.1 19.4 -15.0 -4.5 9.9 11.2 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.4 33.4 9.5 27.8 29.7 29.7 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 -0.4 22.8 -39.1 -20.1 7.2 10.6 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 1.7 2.4 4.5 =
- Better (%) 23.2 30.6 16.4 21.6 20.9 22.5  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 18.7 16.9 15.4  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 4.2 7.4 8.4 =
- Better (%) 25.7 33.4 18.2 23.4 25.7 27.3  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 16.0 12.6 12.6  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -3.3 29.5 -60.9 -35.0 2.6 7.1 +
- Better (%) 25.8 62.1 2.0 5.1 29.8 35.5  
- Worse (%) 28.9 88.5 4.2 60.8 21.4 19.0  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.3 25.3 -27.1 -10.4 12.0 14.9 ++
- Better (%) 31.2 57.3 11.6 24.5 41.9 45.3  
- Worse (%) 23.0 57.3 6.0 37.6 15.8 15.1  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.8 0.9 1.2  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.5 1.6 1.6  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -4.0 27.6 -51.1 -29.7 2.4 6.3 +
- Less (%) 29.7 60.8 6.4 10.3 33.8 36.7  
- More (%) 34.9 83.3 6.9 60.2 27.5 22.6  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.4 7.6 -18.8 -5.2 -0.5 -0.8 =
- Decreased (%) 12.8 20.0 5.3 11.7 15.3 13.3  
- Increased (%) 17.3 31.9 7.9 20.4 17.7 16.9  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.3 41.8 -14.2 16.8 25.2 21.1 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 45.6 46.6 47.0  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.3 45.7 17.7 28.8 21.4 25.8  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.3 36.8 -19.6 4.5 3.5 4.0 -
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 53.2 51.4 52.9  
- Bad time (%) 36.7 58.5 15.5 43.1 43.7 43.2  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.4 42.0 -47.1 20.1 30.8 27.7 +
- Good time (%) 62.0 78.2 13.3 62.9 71.4 69.7  
- Bad time (%) 30.9 83.4 12.1 32.1 22.9 24.2  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.5 35.1 14.7 33.7 32.9 32.3 +
- Can save (%) 59.7 70.0 38.6 66.7 65.5 67.2  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.1 5.7 7.1  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.5 52.2 10.9 45.5 48.7 48.5 +
- Can save (%) 74.0 82.3 56.6 79.2 80.0 80.3  
- Cannot save (%) 24.2 40.3 16.5 20.2 19.0 18.0  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 12.7 12.5 12.5 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.6 4.8 4.8  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.1 7.7 7.7  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -12.2 -9.6 -11.5 -
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 16.5 19.4 17.1  
- Less (%) 32.8 40.4 26.5 33.2 31.8 33.4  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 15.5 16.7 15.2 -
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.4 7.8 7.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 8.1 8.9 7.9  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 5.9 7.7 5.4 --
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.3 2.7 2.0  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.6 5.1 3.5  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.7 20.3 18.8 =
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 13.2 14.2 11.9  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 5.5 6.1 6.9  

Source: Consumer Survey 2016, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.12.2016

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1382. December 2016, Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.11.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kbar/2016/12/kbar_2016_12_2016-12-27_tau_001_en.html

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