Consumers' expectations concerning the Finnish economy for the next 12 months

Last updated 27/03/2019 - 09:14

Consumer trust in the continued improvement of Finland’s economic situation waned

In January, nearly every other consumer in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and the country assumed that Finland’s economic situation will be the same 12 months after the time of the survey.  In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, 28 per cent assumed it will be slightly worse, and one in a hundred assumed it would be significantly worse. 23 per cent of consumers assumed it would be better. The balance indicator that describes the prognosis for the economic situation in the entire country received the value -3.4 in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area in January (-0.1 in December). Consumers in the entire country were somewhat more hopeful and the balance indicator was -2.6 (-2.6 in December).