Consumer survey

Updated: 27 Sep 2018
Next update: 29 Oct 2018

The Consumer Survey is a telephone interview survey by means of which it is possible to measure Finns’ images of the general economic development and the financial situation of one's own household and intentions to make major purchases, save money or take out a loan.

The consumer confidence indicator is the average of the balance figures for the CCI components. The balance figures and the confidence indicator can range between -100 and +100 – the higher (positive) balance figure, the brighter the view on the economy.

   

Consumers confidence falling, but still on a strong level

The consumer confidence indicator (CCI) stood at 20.2 in September, having been 21.5 in August and 22.0 in July. Last year in September, the consumer confidence indicator received the value 23.7. The long-term average for the CCI is 12.6. The data are based on Statistics Finlands Consumer Survey, for which 1,104 people resident in Finland were interviewed between 3 and 18 September.

Of the four components of the consumer confidence indicator, consumers estimates about the development of Finlands economy fell again in September compared to the previous month. In turn, expectations concerning their own economic situation remained more or less unchanged. Consumers views of the countrys unemployment situation and households saving possibilities weakened only a little. All the components were still on a good level in September.

Estimates about the country's economic situation fell clearly over the one-year review period. Compared with September last year, estimates about the country's unemployment situation have also weakened. Views on own their own economy have improved slightly and estimates about saving possibilities have weakened somewhat.

Consumers' expectations concerning their own and Finland's economy in 12 months' time

Statistical release