Denmark: Consumer sentiment grows less pessimistic in May
May 20, 2020
The consumer confidence index released by Statistics Denmark increased from minus 11.9 in April to minus 8.8 in May. However, the index remained well below the zero-threshold that separates pessimism from optimism among consumers.
May’s reading was based on an improved outlook regarding households’ personal financial conditions and the general economy over the year ahead, and less gloomy views on making major purchases. However, with confidence overall still well in negative territory, private consumption will be weak in Q2 as consumers exercise caution.