The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated slightly in March. The consumer confidence index dropped by 3 points to -8, because consumers were more negative about the economic future. The indicator had improved substantially in January and February.
Consumers were less confident about the economic situation in March than in February. As a result, the component indicator economic climate dropped by 6 points to -5. Confidence in the economic situation over the next 12 months plummeted by -11 points. Consumers’ opinions on the economy over the past 12 months also deteriorated, but only slightly.
Consumers’ willingness to buy remained stable. This component indicator of consumer confidence stood at -9 in March versus -8 in February. The component indicator willingness to buy remains at a low level.
Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.