Dutch consumers less positive in September

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According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers has deteriorated in September. The consumer confidence indicator stands at 23, down from 26 in August. Opinions of Dutch consumers on the economic climate are less positive. Willingness to buy remains more or less stable.

With a score of + 23 in September, 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).

Mood about economic climate deteriorates, willingness to buy remains unchanged

Consumer confidence in the economic climate shows some deterioration in September. This component indicator of consumer confidence now stands at + 43, up from + 49 in August.

Consumers’ willingness to buy remains stable at +10 (+11 in August). Consumers remain more or less equally positive about their personal financial situation as well as about buying expensive, durable items.

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