Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Conditions for household consumption improved
In August, conditions for Dutch household consumption improved compared to the previous month. New data have become available for all six indicators. Four indicators improved and two were less favourable than in the previous month. Household consumption is affected by consumers’ expectations, their personal financial situation and developments on the job market. Although the Radar indicators show a strong correlation with household consumption, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into increased growth.
The rise in house prices, the rise in share prices and the year-on-year growth of the employed labour force were larger than in the previous month. Furthermore, consumers’ expectations about future unemployment also improved. On the other hand manufacturers were less optimistic about future employment in their company. Consumers were also less optimistic about their own financial future.
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