With a score of 15 in October, the consumer confidence indicator remains 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).
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Dutch consumers less positive about the economic climate
In October, Dutch consumers are less positive about the economic climate for the third consecutive month. This component indicator of consumer confidence has dropped from 34 to 28. Opinions on both the economic climate in the past twelve months and in the coming twelve months are less positive than in September.
Consumers’ willingness to buy has deteriorated: 6, down from 8 in September. Consumers are slightly less positive about their personal financial situation as well as about buying expensive, durable items.