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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions (The appendix table was corrected on 27 December 2018)

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 12/2017 11/2018 12/2018 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.7 25.8 -6.5 24.0 18.3 16.1 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 19.2 10.0 7.9 =
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.9 33.4 9.5 31.0 33.0 32.5 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 1.0 22.8 -39.1 18.6 5.7 2.0 =
B1 Own economy now (balance) 4.0 9.8 -4.0 8.2 5.3 6.3 +
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 27.4 25.1 25.7  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 15.3 15.7 15.8  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.4 14.1 2.3 10.9 10.6 9.5 +
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 29.6 29.0 28.4  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 11.1 11.2 13.0  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.1 29.5 -60.9 29.3 15.5 9.7 +
- Better (%) 28.1 62.1 2.0 60.8 42.1 34.1  
- Worse (%) 27.3 88.5 4.2 7.8 12.2 15.8  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.3 25.3 -27.1 21.7 0.3 -2.6 -
- Better (%) 32.2 57.3 11.6 51.0 25.3 24.1  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 8.2 24.2 27.5  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.2 2.0 2.0  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.6 2.1 2.2  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.4 27.6 -51.1 15.4 11.2 6.5 +
- Less (%) 31.2 60.8 6.4 47.0 41.5 35.2  
- More (%) 33.3 83.3 6.9 16.1 18.7 21.7  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.6 9.8 -18.8 5.1 6.4 5.6 +
- Decreased (%) 13.4 20.4 5.3 19.6 17.3 16.8  
- Increased (%) 16.6 31.9 7.9 12.9 12.3 10.1  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 25.7 18.3 16.5 =
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 45.7 40.6 40.3  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.8 45.7 15.2 20.0 22.3 23.8  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.4 36.8 -19.6 23.1 32.0 27.3 ++
- Good time (%) 58.5 80.7 33.4 67.8 73.3 71.0  
- Bad time (%) 35.9 58.5 15.5 26.3 21.5 24.6  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.5 42.0 -47.1 35.8 16.2 15.9 =
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 76.3 60.7 61.2  
- Bad time (%) 30.1 83.4 12.1 17.4 32.2 31.8  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 29.0 37.3 14.7 34.2 37.3 37.1 ++
- Can save (%) 60.4 70.8 38.6 66.8 70.8 69.8  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.0 6.2 5.9  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.2 52.2 10.9 47.9 51.1 50.8 ++
- Can save (%) 74.5 82.3 56.6 79.5 80.1 80.2  
- Cannot save (%) 23.7 40.3 16.5 19.4 18.0 18.9  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 13.3 11.6 12.1 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.8 5.0 5.4  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 7.4 6.7 6.8  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -3.1 -10.1 -10.6 -
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 22.9 18.4 18.7  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 25.6 33.2 33.8  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 19.3 16.4 14.4 --
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 9.4 7.6 6.3  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.3 10.4 5.3 9.8 8.8 8.1  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 6.8 7.0 6.0 -
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 2.6 3.5 2.9  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.2 3.5 3.1  
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 17.7 17.6 -
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 11.2 11.1 12.2  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.8 6.6 5.5  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2018, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.12.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
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