Dutch consumer confidence improves slightly in July

20/07/2017 15:00
According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers has improved marginally in July. The consumer confidence indicator stands at 25, up from 23 in June. Dutch consumers think the economic climate has improved. Willingness to buy hardly changes.

With a score of + 25 in July, 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

Mood about economic climate improves, willingness to buy hardly changes

Consumer confidence in the economic climate shows some improvement in July. This component indicator of consumer confidence now stands at + 46, up from + 44 in June.

Consumer’s willingness to buy hardly changed. This component indicator climbed from + 10 in June to + 11 in July. Consumers are slightly more positive about their personal financial situation. They also think July is a better month to buy expensive, durable items.

Consumer confidence framework july

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