Dutch consumers equally positive in October

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According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers remains unchanged in October. The consumer confidence indicator stands at 23, the same as in September. Opinions of Dutch consumers on the economic climate and consumers’ willingness to buy have also not changed.

With a score of + 23 in October, 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 and willingness to buy remain unchanged

Consumer confidence in the economic climate remains equally positive in October. This component indicator of consumer confidence now stands at + 43, the same as in September.

Consumers’ willingness to buy also remains unchanged at +10. Consumers are more or less equally positive about their personal financial situation. In addition, they think October is a slightly better month to buy expensive, durable items.

Consumer Confidence October