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Leading consumer confidence indicator


Describes trends in individual consumption expected at following months.

It is an arithmetic average of balances of answers concerning: evaluation of financial situation of a household over next 12 months, evaluation of general economic situation in a country over next 12 months, unemployment expectations over next 12 months and savings over next 12 months.

Consumer confidence indicator receive values between -100 and +100. A positive value means dominance of consumers with optimistic attitude over consumers with pessimistic attitude, while negative value means dominance of consumers with pessimistic attitude over consumers with optimistic attitude.

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Urząd Statystyczny w Łodzi