Netherlands: Consumer confidence climbs back into positive territory in May
May 22, 2015
The seasonally-adjusted consumer confidence indicator produced by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) rose from April’s 0.0 points to 2.0 points in May. As a result, the index moved back above the 0-point threshold, which indicates that optimists outnumber pessimists. In March, the index had climbed above the threshold for the first time since August 2007, but sentiment moderated and fell back into neutral territory in April.
Consumer confidence in May rose mainly as consumers were more optimistic about the economic climate. In addition, their willingness to buy recorded a slight improvement.