Consumer confidence, economic climate and willingness to buy: non adjusted


This table contains the 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:
January 2017.

Status of the figures:
Figures are final.

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: non adjusted

Periods Consumer confidence (average balance of the subquestions) Economic climate (average balance of the subquestions) Willingness to buy (average balance of the subquestions) Consumers attitudes and expectationsPrices next 12 monthsTotal (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsPrices next 12 monthsIncrease more rapidly (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsPrices next 12 monthsIncrease at the same rate (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsPrices next 12 monthsIncrease at a slower rate (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsPrices next 12 monthsStay about the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsPrices next 12 monthsFall (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsPrices next 12 monthsDo not know (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsUnemployment next 12 monthsTotal (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsUnemployment next 12 monthsIncrease sharply (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsUnemployment next 12 monthsIncrease slightly (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsUnemployment next 12 monthsRemain the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsUnemployment next 12 monthsFall slightly (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsUnemployment next 12 monthsFall sharply (%) Consumers attitudes and expectationsUnemployment next 12 monthsDo not know (%)
2019 1st quarter -1 1 -2 100 38 35 8 15 1 3 100 2 14 38 38 3 4
2019 2nd quarter 0 2 -1 100 19 42 14 19 1 5 100 2 14 37 39 3 5
2019 July 3 7 1 100 22 42 12 17 1 5 100 3 14 39 36 4 5
2019 August 0 -2 2 100 22 43 12 17 2 4 100 3 19 37 31 2 7
2019 September -2 -1 -2 100 19 47 13 14 1 5 100 2 19 39 32 2 6
2019 3rd quarter 1 1 0 100 21 44 13 16 1 5 100 3 17 38 33 3 6
2019 October -2 -6 1 100 27 43 9 13 1 6 100 3 22 38 28 2 6
2019 November -5 -10 -1 100 25 46 7 15 1 6 100 8 28 33 23 2 6
2019 December -4 -11 0 100 29 45 6 13 2 5 100 7 29 36 22 1 5
2019 4th quarter -4 -9 0 100 27 45 7 14 1 6 100 6 26 36 24 2 6
2019 -1 -1 -1 100 26 42 11 16 1 4 100 3 18 37 34 3 5
2020 January -1 -4 1 100 26 47 9 10 1 6 100 4 28 38 23 2 6
2020 February -1 -4 1 100 21 48 8 15 2 6 100 3 23 39 25 2 7
2020 March -3 -14 4 100 33 39 7 14 2 5 100 7 30 36 21 2 4
2020 1st quarter -2 -7 2 100 27 45 8 13 2 6 100 5 27 38 23 2 6
2020 April -24 -36 -17 100 46 14 2 19 11 9 100 63 22 4 4 4 3
2020 May -30 -51 -16 100 53 16 3 17 5 7 100 67 21 4 4 3 2
2020 June -25 -49 -10 100 54 19 3 15 3 6 100 57 28 4 6 2 2
2020 2nd quarter -27 -45 -14 100 51 16 3 17 6 7 100 62 24 4 5 3 2
2020 July -26 -50 -10 100 45 24 5 17 3 6 100 54 31 5 5 2 2
Source: CBS.
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