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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 07/2017 06/2018 07/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.5 25.8 -6.5 22.8 23.0 22.0 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.8 20.6 -15.0 17.2 16.0 16.2 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.8 33.4 9.5 29.5 32.5 30.9 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.9 22.8 -39.1 18.0 15.1 15.5 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 6.7 6.7 8.7 ++
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 26.3 27.6 28.8  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.7 15.4 14.4  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 10.5 11.6 10.9 +
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 28.3 29.5 30.0  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 9.2 9.6 11.0  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.4 29.5 -60.9 25.3 25.6 24.1 ++
- Better (%) 27.8 62.1 2.0 56.3 56.5 52.7  
- Worse (%) 27.6 88.5 4.2 8.6 9.3 7.2  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.3 25.3 -27.1 20.1 12.1 11.7 +
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 47.2 37.9 35.2  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 8.0 13.6 12.5  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.2 1.7 1.7  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.7 1.8 1.9  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.6 27.6 -51.1 15.9 18.1 19.3 ++
- Less (%) 31.0 60.8 6.4 46.7 49.0 50.0  
- More (%) 33.6 83.3 6.9 15.1 13.7 12.2  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.8 9.8 -18.8 2.9 7.4 3.8 +
- Decreased (%) 13.3 20.4 5.3 16.8 18.6 16.7  
- Increased (%) 16.8 31.9 7.9 14.9 9.6 14.4  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.7 41.8 -14.2 23.2 24.1 25.3 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 43.6 42.7 45.4  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.9 45.7 15.2 20.4 18.7 20.0  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.0 36.8 -19.6 16.3 27.8 27.0 ++
- Good time (%) 58.3 80.7 33.4 62.3 70.3 70.1  
- Bad time (%) 36.2 58.5 15.5 31.5 24.0 21.9  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.5 42.0 -47.1 34.4 33.3 30.8 +
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 74.2 74.2 72.5  
- Bad time (%) 30.1 83.4 12.1 17.0 18.2 19.4  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.9 37.0 14.7 33.5 35.7 35.7 ++
- Can save (%) 60.3 70.4 38.6 65.9 69.9 68.5  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 4.7 5.7 5.5  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.0 52.2 10.9 44.5 50.3 46.1 +
- Can save (%) 74.4 82.3 56.6 76.8 80.5 77.2  
- Cannot save (%) 23.8 40.3 16.5 21.0 18.2 20.4  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 13.2 13.7 14.0 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.0 7.3 6.8  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.1 6.4 7.2  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -9.5 -9.9 -9.6 =
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 19.2 20.1 19.8  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 32.0 31.7 31.9  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 16.3 15.7 17.0 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.4 8.4 8.3  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.9 7.4 8.7  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 9.0 7.0 7.8 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 3.9 3.4 3.0  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 5.1 3.6 4.9  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 16.8 20.1 17.0 -
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 10.7 11.2 10.8  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.1 8.9 6.2  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, July. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.7.2018

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