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

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 expectations Prices next 12 months Total (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Prices next 12 months Increase more rapidly (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Prices next 12 months Increase at the same rate (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Prices next 12 months Increase at a slower rate (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Prices next 12 months Stay about the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Prices next 12 months Fall (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Prices next 12 months Do not know (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Unemployment next 12 months Total (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Unemployment next 12 months Increase sharply (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Unemployment next 12 months Increase slightly (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Unemployment next 12 months Remain the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Unemployment next 12 months Fall slightly (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Unemployment next 12 months Fall sharply (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Unemployment next 12 months Do not know (%)
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 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 July -26 -50 -10 100 45 24 5 17 3 6 100 54 31 5 5 2 2
2020 August -27 -55 -8 100 40 27 6 16 4 8 100 60 29 3 4 2 2
2020 September -27 -54 -10 100 34 25 6 22 4 8 100 54 31 5 6 2 2
2020 October -33 -64 -13 100 39 27 5 18 2 8 100 68 24 2 3 2 1
2020 November -26 -54 -8 100 37 27 4 21 3 8 100 60 27 4 5 2 2
2020 December -21 -40 -8 100 42 26 6 17 2 7 100 43 37 6 9 2 3
20204th quarter -27 -53 -9 100 40 27 5 19 2 7 100 57 29 4 6 2 2
2020 -20 -40 -8 100 39 28 5 17 4 7 100 45 28 12 10 2 3
2021 January -18 -39 -4 100 43 26 4 17 2 7 100 40 35 7 11 3 3
2021 February -20 -42 -4 100 47 24 3 17 1 7 100 39 34 9 10 4 4
2021 March -18 -39 -4 100 44 27 4 16 2 6 100 36 34 8 15 3 4
2021 1st quarter -19 -40 -4 100 45 26 4 17 2 7 100 38 34 8 12 3 4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 23 March 2021.
The figures of March and the first quarter of 2021 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New monthly figures will be published on 22 April 2021.

Description topics

Consumer confidence
Consumer confidence indicator

The consumer confidence indicator is the average of the balances of positive and negative answering options, measured as percentage points of the total answers to the questions on the economic situation of the last and upcoming 12 months, the financial situation of the last and upcoming 12 months and whether now is the right time to make large purchases.

The indicator has a range between minus 100 (every balance is negative) and plus 100 (every balance is positive). If the indicator has a value of zero, the shares of optimists and pessimists are equal.
Economic climate
Consumer confidence indicator

The consumer confidence indicator is the average of the balances of positive and negative answering options, measured as percentage points of the total answers to the questions on the economic situation of the last and upcoming 12 months.

The indicator has a range between minus 100 (every balance is negative) and plus 100 (every balance is positive). If the indicator has a value of zero, the shares of optimists and pessimists are equal.
Willingness to buy
Willingness to buy indicator

The willingness to buy indicator is the average of the balances of positive and negative answering options, measured as percentage points of the total answers to the questions on the financial situation of the last and upcoming 12 months and whether now is the right time to make large purchases.

The indicator has a range between minus 100 (every balance is negative) and plus 100 (every balance is positive). If the indicator has a value of zero, the shares of optimists and pessimists are equal.
Consumers attitudes and expectations
Consumers attitudes and expectations towards various aspects of the general economic situation and the personal financial situation.
Prices next 12 months
Distribution of answers in percentages to the question: how do you expect that consumer prices will develop in the next 12 months?
Total
Increase more rapidly
Increase at the same rate
Increase at a slower rate
Stay about the same
Fall
Do not know
Unemployment next 12 months
Distribution of answers in percentages to the question: How do you expect the number of people unemployed in this country to change over the next 12 months?
Total
Increase sharply
Increase slightly
Remain the same
Fall slightly
Fall sharply
Do not know