|Unit||Balance of Opinion, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
The consumer survey expresses consumers’ views and intentions relating to economic matters. Consumers’ views and expectations on the development of their own and the country’s economy, and intentions on making major purchases, saving money or raise loans.
The survey consists of various questions each month (e.g.What is your present economic situation like compared to 12 months ago?). For the full list of the questions please go to the first link in the "Notes" section below. There is a choice of five alternative responses for most questions (++,+,=,-,--).
The arithmetic mean of four of the most important questions is called the Consumer Confidence Indicator (CCI).
A balance figure is calculated by creating weights of the percentage shares of the different responses (+1,+0.5,0,-0,5,-1).
The source occasionally makes revisions to improve the quality of the data. Often the data is revised as a result of more information being available. Changes in the way data is calculated might also be a reason for revisions. If there are substantial revisions the source will explain the reasoning for the changes in a separate statistical release.