According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the mood among Dutch consumers is somewhat more positive in January 2017 than in December. The consumer confidence indicator increased by 1 point to 13 in January, the highest level in 9.5 years.
The small increase is due to consumers being more positive about the economic climate.
Their willingness to buy deteriorated slightly.
With a score of + 13, January’s consumer confidence indicator is significantly above its long-term average over the past two decades (- 8).
The indicator reached an all-time high in April 2000 (+ 27) and an all-time low in February 2013 (- 44).