Consumer confidence, economic climate and willingness to buy


This table contains the (seasonally) adjusted figures on opinions and expectations of Dutch consumers on general economic developments and their own financial situation. The indicators of consumer confidence, economic climate and willingness are based on these opinions and expectations. The consumer survey is partially financed by the European Commission.

Data available from:
April 1986

Status of the figures:
Figures up until December 2017 are final. Every February the figures of the months January until December of the previous two years are adjusted. As a result, the figures of the twelve months two years before February become final, the figures of twelve months of the year before February remain provisional for another year. Adjustments are usually modest.

Changes as of 20 May 2020.
The figures of May 2020 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published on 22 June 2020. Statistics Netherlands conducts a temporary extra survey on consumer confidence. The results will be published as a news article in the first week of the month on the website of Statistics Netherlands.

Consumer confidence, economic climate and willingness to buy

Periods Consumer confidence (average balance of the subquestions) Economic climate (average balance of the subquestions) Willingness to buy (average balance of the subquestions) Economic situation last 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Economic situation next 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Financial situation last 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Financial situation next 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Right time to make large purchases (balance of positive and negative answers)
2019 April -3 -3 -3 8 -13 -9 -3 1
2019 May -3 -2 -3 7 -12 -10 -2 2
2019 June 0 2 -2 11 -7 -8 0 4
2019 July 2 6 -1 13 -2 -7 1 5
2019 August 0 -1 0 9 -10 -6 0 6
2019 September -2 -3 -1 8 -14 -7 0 5
2019 October -1 -4 1 6 -14 -6 1 7
2019 November -2 -5 1 5 -16 -6 2 6
2019 December -2 -8 1 3 -18 -4 2 5
2020 January -3 -7 0 3 -17 -6 2 4
2020 February -2 -5 1 4 -15 -5 3 4
2020 March -2 -8 2 9 -25 -1 5 3
2020 April -22 -31 -17 8 -69 4 -16 -38
2020 May -31 -52 -17 -37 -67 5 -17 -39
Source: CBS.
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