Optimism still prevails among Dutch consumers

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According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers has not changed in June. The consumer confidence indicator stands at 23, the same as in May. Dutch consumers think the economic climate has hardly changed. Willingness to buy improved marginally.

With a score of + 23 in June, the consumer confidence indicator is significantly above its long-term average over the past two decades (- 3). The indicator reached an all-time high in January 2000 (+ 36) and an all-time low in March 2013 (- 41).

Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted
Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted
 average
2013 J-35
2013 A-32
2013 S-31
2013 O-26
2013 N-16
2013 D-11
2014 J-6
2014 F-2
2014 M1
2014 A4
2014 M6
2014 J6
2014 J5
2014 A2
2014 S-2
2014 O1
2014 N-2
2014 D-4
2015 J-2
2015 F-1
2015 M7
2015 A10
2015 M11
2015 J14
2015 J13
2015 A13
2015 S11
2015 O12
2015 N14
2015 D13
2016 J11
2016 F6
2016 M2
2016 A6
2016 M7
2016 J11
2016 J9
2016 A9
2016 S12
2016 O17
2016 N21
2016 D21
2017 J21
2017 F22
2017 M24
2017 A26
2017 M23
2017 J23

Willingness to buy improves, mood about economic climate hardly changes

Consumers’ willingness to buy shows some improvement in June. This component indicator of consumer confidence now stands at + 10, up from + 8 in May. Consumers are more positive about their personal financial situation and they think it is a better time to buy expensive, durable items.

Consumer confidence in the economic climate hardly changed. This component indicator stands at + 44, as against + 45 in May.

consumer confidence June

As of April, a revised set of data on consumer confidence, economic climate and willingness to buy is available. This revised set will be based on new observation methods and will cover the period from April 1986 onwards.