Consumer confidence drops

18/10/2012 09:30

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated in October. consumer confidence dropped 3 points to -32. The consumer confidence indicator averaged -8 over the last twenty years.

Consumer confidence

Consumer confidence

Consumer confidence dropped, because the component indicator willingness to buy fell 4 points to -24. Consumers thought the time was more unfavourable to buy expensive items, like furniture, washing machines or TV sets. And they were also somewhat more negative about their own financial situation.

The component indicator economic climate remained stabel at -44.

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 the Business cycle dossier.

For more information on economic indicators, the reader is referred to the Economic Monitor.