With a score of 21 in August, the consumer confidence indicator is still 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.
Dutch consumers less positive about the economic climate
In August, Dutch consumers are less positive about the economic climate than in July. This component indicator of consumer confidence has dropped from 43 to 40. Opinions on both the economic climate in the past twelve months and the economic climate in the coming twelve months are less positive than in July.
Consumers’ willingness to buy has not changed and still stands at 9 in August. Consumer opinions on both their personal financial situation and on purchasing expensive, durable items have hardly changed.