Consumers' expectations concerning their own savings possibilities

Continued faith in opportunities to save money

In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, eight consumers in ten assume that they will be able to put aside money in the next 12 months, according to a consumer barometer survey conducted by Statistics Finland in July. More than half of this group stated that they were very likely to put money aside. Six percent of consumers stated that they were very unlikely to save up. In Finland as a whole, this figure was nine percent, and the percentage of consumers intending to put money aside was slightly smaller than in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.  In July, the balance indicator describing the opportunity to save up was 49.7 in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and 44.5 in Finland as a whole.