The Dutch consumer confidence index edged up to its average figure seen in over the past twenty years of -3 in April 2019 from -4 in the previous month, despite marking the third straight month of negative reading. The willingness to buy increased slightly (-3 vs -4 in March) and consumers found time a bit more favorable for making large purchases (1 vs 0). Meanwhile, households' assessment towards the economic climate was unchanged (at -3), with the assessment over the next year (-13 vs -15) improving while that of the past year being less positive (8 vs 9). Consumer Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.85 Index Points from 1986 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 36 Index Points in January of 2000 and a record low of -41 Index Points in February of 2013.
Consumer Confidence in Netherlands is expected to be -8.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Netherlands to stand at -2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -2.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.