The Dutch consumer confidence index fell to -3 in January 2020, the lowest since last May, from -2 in the previous month. The willingness to buy eased (0 vs 1 in December), with consumers' opinions about their financial situation in the last twelve months deteriorating (-6 vs -4). Meantime, households' assessment towards the economic climate was little-changed (-7 vs -8), as they were a little less negative about the economy in the coming twelve months (-17 vs -18). At the same time, consumers also found the time for making large purchases slightly less favorable (4 vs 5). Consumer Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.81 points from 1986 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 36 points in January of 2000 and a record low of -41 points in February of 2013. source: Statistics Netherlands

Consumer Confidence in Netherlands is expected to be -2.00 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 -6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -2.00 points in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Netherlands Consumer Confidence

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.00 -2.00 36.00 -41.00 1986 - 2020 points Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-22 04:30 AM Oct -1.0 -2 -4
2019-11-21 05:30 AM Nov -2 -1 -3
2019-12-20 05:30 AM Dec -2 -2 -4
2020-01-22 05:30 AM Jan -3 -2 -3
2020-02-20 05:30 AM Feb -3


News Stream
2019-12-20
Dutch Consumer Sentiment Unchanged in December
The Dutch consumer confidence index stood at -2 in December 2019, as the willingness to buy was unchanged (at 1), with consumers views toward their financial situation in the coming 12 months being stable (at 2) and those toward their financial situation being less negative (-4 vs -6). Meantime, households' assessment towards the economic climate worsened (-8 vs -5), as they were less positive about the economy in the past twelve months (3 vs 5) and more negative about the economy in the coming twelve months (-18 vs -16). Also, consumers found the time for making large purchases a little less favorable (5 vs 6).

2019-11-21
Dutch Consumer Morale Weakens Slightly
The Dutch consumer confidence index edged down to -2 in November 2019 from -1 in the previous month. The assessment towards the economic climate worsened (-5 vs -4), as consumers were a little less positive about the economy in the past twelve months (5 vs 7) and a fraction more negative about the economy in the coming twelve months (-16 vs -14). Also, households found the time for making large purchases a little less favorable (6 vs 7). Meantime, the willingness to buy was unchanged (at 1), with consumers views toward their financial situation in the past year being the same as in October (at -6), while opinions about their financial situation in the coming 12 months were slightly more positive (2 vs 1).

2019-10-22
Dutch Consumer Sentiment Little-Changed in October
The Dutch consumer confidence index edged up to -1 in October 2019 from a four month low of -2 in the previous month. The willingness to buy turned positive (1 vs -1 in September), as consumers's views toward their financial situation in the next twelve months improved a bit (1 vs 0), while their opinions about their financial situation in the past year were less negative (-6 vs -7). Also, households found the time for making large purchases more favorable (7 vs 5). Meantime, consumers' assessment towards the economic climate became more negative (-4 vs -3), with their views in the past twelve months becoming less positive (7 vs 8) while those for the coming year were unchanged (at -14).

2019-09-19
Dutch Consumer Sentiment Deteriorates in September
The Dutch consumer confidence index dropped to a four-month low of -2 in September 2019 from 0 in the previous month. Households' assessment towards the economic climate became more negative (-3 vs -1 in August), as their views for the coming year were much more pessimistic (-14 vs -10), while those in the past twelve months were less positive (8 vs 9). At the same time, the willingness to buy deteriorated (-1 vs 0), as consumers's opinions about their financial situation in the past year were a bit more negative (-7 vs -6), with households found the time for making large purchases becoming less favorable (5 vs 6), while consumers' views toward their financial situation in the next twelve months being unchanged (at 0).

2019-08-21
Dutch Consumer Sentiment Falls in August
The Dutch consumer confidence index dropped to 0 in August 2019 from 2 in the previous month. Households' assessment towards the economic climate turned to negative for the first time in three months (-1 vs 6 in July), as their views for the coming year were much more pessimistic (-10 vs -1), while those in the past twelve months were less positive (9 vs 13). At the same time, the willingness to buy improved a bit (0 vs -1), as consumers's opinions about their financial situation in the past year were slightly less negative (-6 vs -7), with households found the time for making large purchases becoming a little more favorable (6 vs 5). Meanwhile, consumers were slightly less positive about their financial situation in the next twelve months (0 vs 1).

2019-07-22
Dutch Consumer Sentiment Rises to 7-Month High
The Dutch consumer confidence index rose to 2 in July 2019, the highest since December last year, from 0 in the previous month. Households' assessment towards the economic climate strengthened strongly (6 vs 2 in June), as their views in the past twelve months were more positive (13 vs 11), while their outlook for the coming year were much less negative (-1 vs -7). In addition, the willingness to buy improved slightly (-1 vs -2), amid a slight recovery in consumers's opinions about both their financial situation in the next twelve months (1 vs 0) and in the past year (-7 vs -8). Also, households found the for making large purchases were a bit more favorable (5 vs 4).


Netherlands Consumer Confidence
In the 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.

Netherlands Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -3.00 -2.00 36.00 -41.00 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 0.50 4.30 -5.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.60 4.00 9.30 -6.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 83267.00 83220.00 83267.00 40834.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 346950.00 331011.00 346950.00 85986.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 9.63 25.50 28.38 1.97 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 1060045.00 1046479.00 1108789.00 181146.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.61 0.65 6.26 0.61 percent [+]
Personal Spending 1.30 1.70 4.30 -3.10 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 15145.00 15084.00 28719.00 12188.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.95 1.90 2.53 1.03 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 101.60 102.10 119.50 50.00 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 199.13 208.93 231.82 151.56 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 49.00 54.00 55.00 -84.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 41.00 40.00 49.00 -61.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 11.00 10.00 35.00 -27.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 19.00 18.00 36.00 -43.00 [+]