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

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

Periods Financial situation last 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Financial situation next 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation last 12 months Total (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation last 12 months Got a lot better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation last 12 months Got a little better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation last 12 months Stayed the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation last 12 months Got a little worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation last 12 months Got a lot worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation last 12 months Do not know (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation next 12 months Total (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation next 12 months Got a lot better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation next 12 months Got a little better (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation next 12 months Stayed the same (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation next 12 months Got a little worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation next 12 months Got a lot worse (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Financial situation next 12 months Do not know (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Current financial situation household Total (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Current financial situation household Running into debt (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Current financial situation household Having to draw on our savings (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Current financial situation household Just managing to make ends meet (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Current financial situation household Saving a little (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Current financial situation household Saving a lot (%) Consumers attitudes and expectations Current financial situation household Do not know (%)
2020 March 5 7 100 6 25 43 21 5 1 100 4 22 53 16 3 3 100 3 8 24 48 12 5
2020 April 8 -17 100 6 24 46 17 5 1 100 2 13 47 26 7 5 100 3 9 25 46 11 5
2020 May 3 -13 100 6 22 47 18 6 2 100 2 14 51 24 5 4 100 3 9 21 49 12 5
2020 June 4 -8 100 5 21 51 17 5 1 100 1 15 55 20 4 4 100 2 7 23 48 14 6
2020 July -5 -4 100 4 18 50 21 7 0 100 2 17 54 20 4 3 100 3 8 24 49 12 5
2020 August 0 0 100 4 21 48 20 5 1 100 2 18 55 18 2 4 100 2 8 24 47 14 4
2020 September -5 -2 100 4 17 51 20 7 1 100 2 17 57 16 5 3 100 3 8 23 50 12 5
2020 October -8 -4 100 4 16 50 22 6 1 100 3 16 54 19 4 4 100 2 8 25 47 12 6
2020 November -6 0 100 5 17 48 23 6 1 100 3 18 56 18 3 3 100 3 9 21 49 13 5
2020 December -8 2 100 4 15 52 21 6 2 100 3 18 55 17 3 4 100 2 10 18 52 12 6
2021 January -1 7 100 4 19 51 18 6 1 100 2 21 56 14 3 4 100 3 6 23 49 14 4
2021 February -3 7 100 5 19 47 21 7 2 100 2 21 58 13 3 3 100 3 8 20 50 14 6
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 18 February 2021
The figures of February are added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published on 23 March 2021.

Description topics

Financial situation last 12 months
The balance of positive and negative answering options, measured as percentage points of the total answers to the question: How has the financial situation of your household changed over the last 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.
Financial 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 financial position of your household to change 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.
Financial situation last 12 months
Distribution of answers in percentages to the question: How has the financial situation of your household changed over the last 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
Financial situation next 12 months
Distribution of answers in percentages to the question: How do you expect the financial position of your household to change 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
Current financial situation household
Distribution of answers in percentages to the question: Which of these statements best describes the current financial situation of your household?
Total
Running into debt
Having to draw on our savings
Just managing to make ends meet
Saving a little
Saving a lot
Do not know