Netherlands: Consumer confidence remains virtually unchanged in December
December 18, 2014
The seasonally-adjusted consumer confidence indicator produced by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) inched up from November’s minus 8.0 points to minus 7.0 points in December. As a result, the index still rests below the 0-point threshold, which indicates that pessimists outnumber optimists.
According to the CBS, consumer confidence in December improved only marginally as both consumers’ assessment of the economic climate and their willingness to buy remained fairly stable compared to the previous month.