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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 01/2018 12/2018 01/2019 Outlook 1)
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.7 25.8 -6.5 24.2 16.1 17.2 +
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.9 20.6 -15.0 20.6 7.9 10.4 +
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.9 34.0 9.5 31.1 32.5 34.0 ++
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 1.0 22.8 -39.1 19.1 2.0 1.8 =
B1 Own economy now (balance) 4.0 9.8 -4.0 6.9 6.3 6.9 +
- Better (%) 23.4 30.6 16.4 26.7 25.7 26.1  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 14.5 15.8 14.3  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.5 14.1 2.3 12.0 9.5 11.5 ++
- Better (%) 25.9 33.4 18.2 28.8 28.4 29.2  
- Worse (%) 11.3 17.7 6.6 8.2 13.0 9.7  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -1.0 29.5 -60.9 29.0 9.7 10.8 +
- Better (%) 28.1 62.1 2.0 60.2 34.1 35.9  
- Worse (%) 27.3 88.5 4.2 6.6 15.8 15.2  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 4.3 25.3 -27.1 20.4 -2.6 -2.6 -
- Better (%) 32.1 57.3 11.6 47.8 24.1 22.2  
- Worse (%) 22.1 57.3 6.0 7.4 27.5 27.3  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 1.2 2.0 1.6  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.1 4.6 0.6 1.7 2.2 1.9  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -2.3 27.6 -51.1 17.9 6.5 6.2 +
- Less (%) 31.2 60.8 6.4 49.5 35.2 33.2  
- More (%) 33.2 83.3 6.9 13.5 21.7 20.8  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -0.5 9.8 -18.8 5.9 5.6 3.4 +
- Decreased (%) 13.5 20.4 5.3 17.2 16.8 16.2  
- Increased (%) 16.6 31.9 7.9 11.2 10.1 13.3  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.8 41.8 -14.2 34.5 16.5 25.2 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 49.8 40.3 44.4  
- Unfavourable time (%) 25.8 45.7 15.2 15.2 23.8 19.2  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 11.4 36.8 -19.6 26.6 27.3 28.1 ++
- Good time (%) 58.6 80.7 33.4 69.6 71.0 71.3  
- Bad time (%) 35.9 58.5 15.5 23.4 24.6 22.6  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 18.6 42.0 -47.1 33.0 15.9 21.9 =
- Good time (%) 62.8 78.2 13.3 73.6 61.2 64.8  
- Bad time (%) 30.0 83.4 12.1 18.7 31.8 26.6  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 29.0 37.3 14.7 34.7 37.1 36.9 ++
- Can save (%) 60.5 71.9 38.6 68.3 69.8 71.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 6.7 5.9 6.3  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 40.3 53.6 10.9 46.7 50.8 53.6 ++
- Can save (%) 74.5 82.3 56.6 78.4 80.2 81.5  
- Cannot save (%) 23.7 40.3 16.5 20.8 18.9 17.2  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.1 17.8 9.1 12.1 12.1 13.2 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 6.3 5.4 7.2  
- Possibly (%) 7.5 11.4 5.0 5.8 6.8 6.0  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -8.9 -10.6 -13.4 --
- More (%) 21.3 30.8 13.9 18.9 18.7 17.5  
- Less (%) 32.6 40.4 25.6 30.6 33.8 36.7  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 18.7 14.4 15.0 -
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 9.5 6.3 7.9  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 9.2 8.1 7.0  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 7.4 6.0 8.1 +
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 3.1 2.9 3.3  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 4.3 3.1 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 18.5 17.6 18.9 =
- Very likely (%) 12.4 19.0 5.0 11.0 12.2 11.7  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 7.6 5.5 7.2  
1) Outlook: ++ very good, + good, = neutral, - poor, -- very poor; deviation of balance from average has been compared to standard deviation

Source: Consumer Survey 2019, January. Statistics Finland

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Updated 28.1.2019

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