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) Economic situation last 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Economic situation next 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Financial situation last 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Financial situation next 12 months (balance of positive and negative answers) Right time to make large purchases (balance of positive and negative answers) 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 (%)
2020 December -21 -40 -8 -72 -8 -8 2 -18 100 42 26 6 17 2 7 100 43 37 6 9 2 3
2021 January -18 -39 -4 -70 -8 -1 7 -19 100 43 26 4 17 2 7 100 40 35 7 11 3 3
2021 February -20 -42 -4 -74 -10 -3 7 -17 100 47 24 3 17 1 7 100 39 34 9 10 4 4
2021 March -18 -39 -4 -80 2 -7 8 -15 100 44 27 4 16 2 6 100 36 34 8 15 3 4
2021 April -11 -28 1 -67 11 2 9 -10 100 40 29 5 17 2 7 100 24 35 15 18 4 4
2021 May -7 -21 2 -59 17 3 10 -7 100 41 29 5 17 2 5 100 17 31 15 29 5 3
2021 June 0 -8 5 -54 38 3 15 -3 100 41 32 7 14 2 4 100 7 26 18 38 8 4
2021 July -7 -14 -3 -45 16 -3 6 -11 100 38 37 7 12 2 4 100 7 22 24 37 7 4
2021 August -6 -12 -2 -35 11 -4 8 -11 100 38 37 8 12 2 4 100 7 22 25 36 7 4
2021 September -5 -6 -4 -28 16 -7 7 -12 100 35 39 9 11 1 5 100 4 18 25 37 11 4
2021 October -16 -21 -12 -34 -9 -12 -6 -19 100 49 32 8 6 1 3 100 5 17 31 36 6 4
2021 November -27 -37 -21 -44 -30 -22 -10 -30 100 45 35 9 8 2 3 100 5 20 33 32 6 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 22 November 2021.
The figures of November 2021 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New monthly figures will be published on 21 December 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.
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.
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.

Right time to make large purchases
The balance of positive and negative answering options, measured as percentage points of the total answers to the question: In view of the general economic situation, do you think that now it is the right moment for people to make major purchases such as furniture, electrical/electronic devices, etc.? 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.
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