Dutch consumers less positive in May

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According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers is less positive in May 2018. The consumer confidence indicator stands at + 23, down from + 25 in April. Opinions of Dutch consumers on the economic climate are less positive. Willingness to buy has also deteriorated marginally.

With a score of + 23 in May, 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 has fluctuated between + 23 and + 26 for over a year now.

Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted (average of the component questions)
 balance
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 N20
2016 D21
2017 J21
2017 F22
2017 M24
2017 A26
2017 M23
2017 J23
2017 J25
2017 A26
2017 S23
2017 O23
2017 N23
2017 D25
2018 J24
2018 F23
2018 M24
2018 A25
2018 M23

Mood about economic climate less positive

Consumer confidence in the economic climate is less favourable in May. This component indicator of consumer confidence stands at + 43, down from + 47 in April. Opinions on the economic climate in the coming twelve months as well as in the past twelve months have deteriorated.

Consumers’ willingness to buy has deteriorated marginally: + 10, down from +11 in April. Dutch consumers’ opinions about their personal financial situation in the past twelve months are slightly more negative. Consumers are also less positive about their financial situation in the coming twelve months and about buying expensive, durable items compared to April.

Consumer confidence May 2018

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