Netherlands Consumer Confidence

Consumer Confidence in Netherlands increased to -5 in April of 2014 from -7 in March of 2014. Consumer Confidence in Netherlands is reported by the Statistics Netherlands. Consumer Confidence in Netherlands averaged -6.96 from 1986 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 27 in April of 2000 and a record low of -44 in February of 2013. In Netherlands, the Consumer Confidence survey is made by phone and covers 1,000 households. The questions cover the consumer’s assessments on national economy and own financial situation for the past 12 months and expectations for the coming 12 months. The index is then calculated as a difference between the percentage of participants that are optimistic and the share that is pessimistic. Therefore, the index takes a value between -100 (all respondents assess their situation as poor and expect it to become worse) and 100 (all participants are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve); 0 indicates neutrality. This page provides - Netherlands Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
-5.00 -7.00 27.00 -44.00 -4.14 | 2014/05 1986 - 2014 Monthly

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Netherlands Consumer Confidence
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-21 08:30 AM Netherlands
Consumer Confidence
Jan 2014 -12 -17 (R) -14 -14.58
2014-02-20 08:30 AM Netherlands
Consumer Confidence
Feb 2014 -10 -12 -10.31
2014-03-20 08:30 AM Netherlands
Consumer Confidence
Mar 2014 -7.0 -10 -10.73
2014-04-18 08:30 AM Netherlands
Consumer Confidence
Apr 2014 -5.0 -7.0 -5.9
2014-05-21 08:30 AM Netherlands
Consumer Confidence
May 2014 -5.0 -4.13
2014-06-20 08:30 AM Netherlands
Consumer Confidence
Jun 2014 -3.37
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Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Consumer Confidence -5.00 2014-04-15 -7.00 27.00 -44.00 -4.14 2014-05-31 [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.40 2014-02-15 2.41 6.26 2.25 2.36 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 60035.00 2013-11-15 59938.00 64625.00 40834.00 59485.09 2014-03-31 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 267295.00 2013-06-30 264151.00 267295.00 85986.00 267477.41 2013-12-31 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings -664.00 2014-02-28 1332.00 4115.00 -3048.00 -369.08 2014-03-31 EUR Million [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 2014-01-31 0.30 3.00 -5.80 -0.19 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.10 2014-02-28 0.90 12.10 -10.60 -1.10 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
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Consumer Confidence | Notes
Consumer confidence is an indicator designed to measure the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. How confident people are about stability of their incomes determines their spending activity and therefore serves as one of the key indicators for the overall shape of the economy. If consumer confidence is higher, consumers are making more purchases, boosting the economic expansion. On the other hand, if confidence is lower, consumers tend to save more than they spend, prompting the contraction of the economy.


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