With a score of 9 in December, 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).
Opinions on economic climate less positive and willingness to buy deteriorates
In December, Dutch consumers are again less positive about the economic climate. This component indicator of consumer confidence has dropped from 24 to 17. Opinions on the economic climate in the past twelve months as well as in the coming twelve months are less positive than in November.
Consumers’ willingness to buy has deteriorated in December: 3, down from 5 in November. Consumers are less positive about their personal financial situation and buying expensive, durable items.