Netherlands: Consumers stay confident in September, despite slight moderation in sentiment
September 18, 2015
The seasonally-adjusted consumer confidence indicator produced by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) receded from August’s 6 points, which had marked a nearly-eight-year high, to 5 points in September. Despite the small moderation, the index remained above the 0-point threshold, which indicates that optimists outnumber pessimists. This represents the fifth consecutive month in which consumer sentiment was in optimistic territory.
Consumer confidence dropped as consumers were less upbeat about the general economic situation than they were in August. Conversely, their willingness to buy improved marginally.