The Dutch consumer confidence index dropped to a four-month low of -2 in September 2019 from 0 in the previous month. Households' assessment towards the economic climate became more negative (-3 vs -1 in August), as their views for the coming year were much more pessimistic (-14 vs -10), while those in the past twelve months were less positive (8 vs 9). At the same time, the willingness to buy deteriorated (-1 vs 0), as consumers's opinions about their financial situation in the past year were a bit more negative (-7 vs -6), with households found the time for making large purchases becoming less favorable (5 vs 6), while consumers' views toward their financial situation in the next twelve months being unchanged (at 0). Consumer Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.84 Index Points from 1986 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 36 Index Points in January of 2000 and a record low of -41 Index Points in February of 2013.
Consumer Confidence in Netherlands is expected to be -3.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Netherlands to stand at -3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -2.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.