Dutch consumers equally positive in June

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers has hardly changed in June 2018. The consumer confidence indicator remains at + 23. Willingness to buy has deteriorated marginally. Opinions of Dutch consumers on the economic climate are equally positive.

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 has been above + 20 since the end of 2016.

Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted (average of the component questions)
   balance
2014J5
A2
S-2
O1
N-2
D-4
2015J-2
F-1
M7
A10
M11
J14
J13
A13
S11
O12
N14
D13
2016J11
F6
M2
A6
M7
J11
J9
A9
S12
O17
N20
D21
2017J21
F22
M24
A26
M23
J23
J25
A26
S23
O23
N23
D25
2018J24
F23
M24
A25
M23
J23

Willingness to buy deteriorated marginally

Consumer confidence in the economic climate has not changed in June. This component indicator of consumer confidence stands at + 43. Opinions on the economic climate in the past twelve months have improved marginally, but consumers are slightly less positive about the economic climate in the coming twelve months.

Consumers’ willingness to buy has deteriorated marginally: + 9, down from +10 in May. Dutch consumers’ opinions about their personal financial situation has not changed. Consumers are slightly less positive about buying expensive, durable items compared to May.

Consumer confidence

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