In the regular survey, most of the observations are conducted in the first half of the month. The supplemental survey is conducted over the second half of the month and is intended to provide interim indications of the progression of consumer confidence and its underlying component indicators. The supplemental measurement indicates that consumer confidence hardly changed throughout the month of June.
In June, consumer confidence stood at -27. In the supplemental survey, the indicator stood at -26 in the second half of the month. This is due to a less negative willingness to buy. Consumers’ opinions on the economic situation have remained the same.
Consumers’ willingness improves
Consumer willingness to buy has increased from -11 to -8. Consumers are less negative about their financial situation in the next twelve months and find this time less unfavourable to make large purchases as during the regular survey. However, their opinions about their financial situation over the past twelve months are somewhat less positive.
Opinions on the economic climate unchanged
Opinions on the economic situation have not changed compared to the regular survey over June. The economic climate component indicator remains at -52. Opinions on the economic climate over the past twelve months have deteriorated further while opinions about the next twelve months have improved.