The Dutch consumer confidence index stood at -3 in May 2019, unchanged from the previous month. The willingness to buy was stable (at -3), as consumers have not changed their opinions about their financial situation, though they found time a bit more favorable for making large purchases (2 vs 1). Meanwhile, households' assessment towards the economic climate strengthened slightly (-2 vs -3 in April), as their outlook for the coming twelve months is slightly less negative, while they were also less positive about the economic climate in the past twelve months. 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 -4.00 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 -2.00 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.