Dutch consumers remain pessimistic

The mood among Dutch consumers was just as negative in August as in July. The consumer confidence indicator remained stable at – 32. Confidence is still at a very low level. The consumer confidence indicator averaged – 8 over the past two decades.

Consumer confidence

Consumers’ opinions on the economic climate hardly changed in August relative to July. The component indicator willingness-to-buy also remained virtually unchanged.

Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted

Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted

For more information on Dutch consumer confidence, also see Statistics Netherlands’ online video on YouTube.

More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.