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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 10/2017 09/2018 10/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.6 25.8 -6.5 23.1 20.2 16.8 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 17.6 14.1 12.2 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.8 33.4 9.5 30.2 30.6 31.1 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 1.0 22.8 -39.1 17.7 11.3 4.9 +
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.9 9.8 -4.0 7.2 6.4 8.3 ++
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 26.9 27.3 28.2  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.3 15.8 15.0  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 10.6 10.1 9.8 +
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 28.8 27.3 28.3  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 10.1 11.2 11.8  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.2 29.5 -60.9 26.6 20.7 16.4 +
- Better (%) 28.0 62.1 2.0 58.0 48.7 44.3  
- Worse (%) 27.4 88.5 4.2 9.3 9.9 12.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.4 25.3 -27.1 19.6 8.0 1.4 -
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 48.0 32.0 26.6  
- Worse (%) 22.0 57.3 6.0 9.9 16.1 23.1  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.1 1.6 1.9  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.7 2.0 2.2  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.5 27.6 -51.1 15.8 14.5 8.4 +
- Less (%) 31.1 60.8 6.4 48.0 45.1 38.7  
- More (%) 33.4 83.3 6.9 16.1 15.8 21.3  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.6 9.8 -18.8 2.9 8.1 4.8 +
- Decreased (%) 13.4 20.4 5.3 15.6 19.9 16.6  
- Increased (%) 16.7 31.9 7.9 13.4 9.8 11.9  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 24.2 25.5 25.1 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 45.7 44.3 45.2  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.8 45.7 15.2 21.5 18.8 20.1  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.2 36.8 -19.6 23.3 28.9 31.3 ++
- Good time (%) 58.4 80.7 33.4 66.9 71.3 73.0  
- Bad time (%) 36.0 58.5 15.5 26.9 23.4 22.2  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.6 42.0 -47.1 33.1 27.7 21.7 =
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 73.9 69.8 65.1  
- Bad time (%) 30.0 83.4 12.1 18.3 22.6 27.3  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.9 37.0 14.7 33.5 33.6 36.0 ++
- Can save (%) 60.3 70.4 38.6 66.5 68.2 68.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.1 7.4 5.1  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.1 52.2 10.9 46.5 48.2 47.5 +
- Can save (%) 74.4 82.3 56.6 78.3 79.1 78.8  
- Cannot save (%) 23.8 40.3 16.5 20.1 19.4 19.5  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 11.6 14.0 13.3 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.6 6.2 6.5  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 6.0 7.7 6.8  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.3 -6.3 -7.9 +
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 20.7 20.4 20.1  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 30.2 28.0 31.0  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.8 21.7 12.7 18.1 17.7 17.3 +
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 8.5 8.1 8.8  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 9.6 9.6 8.5  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.1 6.2 7.4 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.0 2.2 2.6  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.2 4.0 4.8  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 18.0 17.8 19.0 =
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 10.5 10.1 12.1  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 7.5 7.8 6.9  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, October. Statistics Finland

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Updated 29.10.2018

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