Household expectations concerning their own economy

Last updated 02/10/2018 - 16:53

Consumer confidence in the positive development of personal finances continues strong

In a consumer barometer survey in January this year, approximately one in four consumers in the Helsinki metropolitan area expressed confidence in the improvement of their own finances in the year to come. The related balance indicator was 18.4 in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and 12.0 in the entire country. Slightly over half of the consumers in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area expect their financial situation to remain unchanged from the time of carrying out the survey. The outlook of consumers shifted to a more positive direction at the turn of the year in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and after that, the outlooks have remained bright. However, in July and August, the expectations were more moderate than before.