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 22 July 2020.
The figures of July 2020 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published on 20 August 2020. Statistics Netherlands conducted a temporary extra survey on consumer confidence in April, May and June. The results were published as a news article in the first week of May, June and July on the website of Statistics Netherlands.

Consumer confidence, economic climate and willingness to buy

Periods Consumer confidence (average balance of the subquestions)
2019 August 0
2019 September -2
2019 October -1
2019 November -2
2019 December -2
2020 January -3
2020 February -2
2020 March -2
2020 April -22
2020 May -31
2020 June -27
2020 Juy -26
Source: CBS.
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