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

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

Periods Economic climate (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) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation last 12 months Total (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation last 12 months Got a lot better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation last 12 months Got a little better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation last 12 months Stayed the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation last 12 months Got a little worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation last 12 months Got a lot worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation last 12 months Do not know (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation next 12 months Total (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation next 12 months Got a lot better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation next 12 months Got a little better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation next 12 months Stayed the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation next 12 months Got a little worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation next 12 months Got a lot worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Economic situation next 12 months Do not know (%)
2021 February -42 -74 -10 100 1 3 12 42 36 5 100 5 30 16 23 21 4
2021 March -39 -80 2 100 0 2 11 41 41 4 100 6 36 15 21 18 3
2021 April -28 -67 11 100 1 4 18 43 29 6 100 7 37 18 19 14 5
2021 May -21 -59 17 100 1 7 20 42 25 5 100 10 38 16 20 11 5
2021 June -8 -54 38 100 1 9 22 45 19 5 100 14 44 17 14 6 4
2021 July -14 -45 16 100 2 11 25 42 16 4 100 10 37 19 22 8 4
2021 August -12 -35 11 100 2 15 28 37 14 4 100 7 34 25 22 8 4
2021 September -6 -28 16 100 4 18 23 36 14 5 100 8 35 24 21 6 5
2021 October -21 -34 -9 100 4 16 22 37 17 4 100 6 28 20 27 16 4
2021 November -37 -44 -30 100 4 14 16 38 24 4 100 3 19 22 34 18 4
2021 December -43 -55 -30 100 2 10 17 44 23 3 100 2 18 23 35 16 5
2022 January -38 -51 -24 100 2 12 18 41 23 4 100 4 20 25 32 15 5
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 20 January 2022.
The figures of January 2022 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New monthly figures will be published on 18 February 2022.

Description topics

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.
Economic situation last 12 months
The balance of positive and negative answering options, measured as percentage points of the total answers to the question: How do you think the general economic situation in the country has changed over the past 12 months?
The balance is not adjusted for seasonal effects and statistical noise. The indicator has a range between minus 100 (every answer is negative) and plus 100 (every answer is positive). If the indicator has a value of zero, the shares of optimists and pessimists is equal.


Economic situation next 12 months
The balance of positive and negative answering options, measured as percentage points of the total answers to the question: How do you expect the general economic situation in this country to develop over the next 12 months?
The balance is not adjusted for seasonal effects and statistical noise. The indicator has a range between minus 100 (every answer is negative) and plus 100 (every answer is positive). If the indicator has a value of zero, the shares of optimists and pessimists is equal.
Consumers attitudes and expectations
Consumers attitudes and expectations towards various aspects of the general economic situation and the personal financial situation.
Economic situation last 12 months
Distribution of answers in percentages to the question: How do you think the general economic situation in the country has changed over the past 12 months?
Total
Got a lot better
Got a little better
Stayed the same
Got a little worse
Got a lot worse
Do not know
Economic situation next 12 months
Distribution of answers in percentages to the question: How do you expect the general economic situation in this country to develop over the next 12 months?
Total
Got a lot better
Got a little better
Stayed the same
Got a little worse
Got a lot worse
Do not know