Consumer confidence; 1972-2016


This table provides data on consumers' attitudes and expectations towards the economic climate and their own financial situation. This data is the input for the indicators on Consumer confidence, Economic climate and Willingness to purchase. Data on consumers' attitude and expectations on Unemployment and Prices are also included. The Dutch 'Consumer survey' is partially financed by the European Commission.

Data available from: May 1972

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of September 21th 2017:
Non, this table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
New figures are published in two new tables, see paragraph 3. This table will not be updated anymore.

Consumer confidence; 1972-2016

Periods Consumer confidenceOriginal seriesIndicator: consumer confidence (Average pos. minus neg. responses) Consumer confidenceSeasonally adjusted seriesIndicator: consumer confidence (Average pos. minus neg. responses) Economic climateOriginal seriesIndicator: economic climate (Average pos. minus neg. responses) Economic climateSeasonally adjusted seriesIndicator: economic climate (Average pos. minus neg. responses) Willingness to buyOriginal seriesIndicator: willingness to buy (Average pos. minus neg. responses) Willingness to buySeasonally adjusted seriesIndicator: willingness to buy (Average pos. minus neg. responses)
2016 1st quarter 1 . 3 . 0 .
2016 April 2 1 7 5 -1 -1
2016 May 2 1 8 5 -2 -1
2016 June 6 5 14 13 1 0
2016 2nd quarter 3 . 9 . -1 .
2016 July 2 1 5 4 0 -1
2016 August 4 3 11 9 0 -1
2016 September 8 8 17 18 2 2
2016 3rd quarter 5 . 11 . 0 .
2016 October 10 12 17 20 4 7
2016 November 10 12 21 23 3 5
2016 December 10 12 20 23 3 5
2016 4th quarter 10 . 20 . 3 .
2016 5 . 11 . 1 .
2017 January 16 13 31 28 6 3
2017 February 15 14 27 29 6 4
2017 March 17 16 32 33 6 6
2017 1st quarter 16 . 24 . 4 .
Source: CBS
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