Consumers negative again

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According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers is negative again. The consumer confidence indicator stands at -2 in September, down from 0 in August. Opinions of Dutch consumers on the economic climate as well as their willingness to buy have deteriorated slightly.

At -2, the consumer confidence indicator in September stands above its long-term average over the past two decades (-4). The indicator reached an all-time high in January 2000 (36) and an all-time low in March 2013 (-41).

Consumer confidence, seasonally adjusted
YearMonthbalance (average of the component questions)
2015October12
2015November14
2015December13
2016January11
2016February6
2016March2
2016April6
2016May7
2016June11
2016July9
2016August9
2016September12
2016October17
2016November20
2016December21
2017January21
2017February22
2017March24
2017April26
2017May23
2017June23
2017July25
2017August26
2017September23
2017October23
2017November22
2017December25
2018January24
2018February23
2018March24
2018April25
2018May23
2018June23
2018July23
2018August21
2018September19
2018October15
2018November13
2018December9
2019January1
2019February-2
2019March -4
2019April-3
2019May-3
2019June0
2019July2
2019August0
2019September-2

Opinions on economic climate less positive and willingness to buy slightly deteriorating

The component indicator on Economic climate has deteriorated: from -1 in August to -3 in September. This is mainly due to consumers being more negative about the coming twelve months.

Consumers’ willingness has deteriorated slightly in September. This component indicator stands at -1, down from 0 in August. Opinions on their financial situation over the past twelve months have deteriorated slightly and they also find this a slightly less favourable time to make large purchases.

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