Netherlands: Consumer confidence opens year on a high note
January 19, 2017
The seasonally-adjusted consumer confidence indicator produced by Statistics Netherlands increased from December’s plus 12 points to plus 13 points in January, the highest reading since August 2007. The index thus moved further above the 0-point threshold, which indicates that optimistic consumers outnumber pessimistic consumers.
Consumer confidence increased because households grew more positive about the country’s economic climate while their willingness to buy decreased but to a lesser extent.