Select Committee on European Union Eighteenth Report


APPENDIX 3 (continued)

Table 11.1 Consumer confidence indicator (percentage balance)

  
1997
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
-21
-22
-27
-26
-26
-25
-23
-20
-22
-15
-15
-18
Germany
-19
-22
-21
-20
-19
-22
-22
-20
-20
-16
-15
-15
Spain
-6
-8
-7
-6
-6
-2
0
2
-2
0
1
2
France
-24
-23
-25
-25
-26
-20
-18
-18
-15
-14
-15
-13
Ireland
9
15
16
18
18
19
21
18
22
20
22
22
Italy
-24
-23
-23
-25
-26
-28
-23
-21
-18
-17
-15
-17
Netherlands
11
12
15
18
19
19
18
18
16
16
17
21
Austria
-16
-18
-15
-13
-13
-15
-12
-12
-8
-7
-10
-10
Portugal
-20
-18
-15
-13
-10
-9
-7
-7
-5
-5
-5
-9
Finland
17
16
16
18
15
15
14
13
15
16
15
15
EU-11
-17
-18
-18
-17
-18
-17
-16
-14
-13
-11
-11
-10
EU-15
-14
-14
-14
-14
-14
-13
-11
-10
-9
-8
-8
-7
UK
-1
3
3
1
5
6
6
6
5
7
3
5


  
1998
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
-10
-6
-5
-4
-5
-5
-4
-6
-5
-9
-6
-2
Germany
-13
-11
-9
-10
-10
-8
-4
-5
-5
-4
-2
-1
Spain
1
3
4
3
3
4
5
4
6
9
10
8
France
-16
-15
-12
-13
-11
-12
-8
-7
-6
-6
-6
-5
Ireland
16
19
18
19
16
17
17
16
18
15
17
18
Italy
-11
-12
-11
-9
-8
-9
-14
-15
-15
-12
-9
-8
Netherlands
20
25
26
28
24
27
27
24
18
12
12
16
Austria
-8
-2
-3
-2
-4
-3
-3
-3
-5
-2
-1
-4
Portugal
-6
-6
-5
-3
-2
-3
-4
-4
-5
-7
-8
-6
Finland
17
15
17
16
15
15
16
17
13
11
11
13
EU-11
-9
-8
-6
-6
-5
-5
-4
-5
-5
-3
-2
-1
EU-15
-7
-5
-4
-4
-3
-4
-3
-5
-5
-4
-3
-2
UK
2
5
4
6
7
2
-2
-6
-5
-8
-6
-4


  
1999
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
1
-1
0
-2
-1
-9
-5
-6
-3
-1
2
2
Germany
0
3
0
-2
-4
-5
-5
-5
-7
-6
-6
-4
Spain
7
8
8
5
6
6
9
7
8
11
11
8
France
-4
-4
-5
-6
-6
-7
-6
-5
-4
-2
0
0
Ireland
16
14
16
19
19
21
22
23
21
22
23
21
Italy
-7
-9
-8
-12
-15
-14
-13
-14
-16
-13
-13
-13
Netherlands
15
14
15
16
16
15
17
17
23
25
26
27
Austria
-1
0
-2
1
0
2
4
8
6
6
7
3
Portugal
-4
-4
-5
-6
-6
-5
-4
-5
-7
-4
-6
-6
Finland
14
12
12
13
14
15
14
13
14
16
14
14
EU-11
0
0
-1
-3
-4
-5
-3
-4
-4
-2
-1
-1
EU-15
-1
0
-1
-2
-3
-3
-3
-4
-3
-1
-1
0
UK
-5
-2
1
0
2
2
0
3
1
3
0
4


  
2000
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Belgium
3
4
5
3
11
13
9
Germany
-3
-1
-2
-2
2
-1
-2
Spain
8
10
11
10
8
8
9
France
-1
-1
-1
1
1
-1
1
Ireland
23
21
21
22
20
19
16
Italy
-12
-13
-13
-12
-15
-13
-11
Netherlands
28
28
30
29
20
21
20
Austria
5
1
3
1
2
1
3
Portugal
-7
-6
-12
-13
-12
-16
-14
Finland
18
18
15
14
14
12
13
EU-11
-1
0
0
0
1
-1
0
EU-15
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
UK
6
2
-1
-2
-1
-2
-2

Source: Eurostat, Consumer survey, from Datastream
Note:  "Percentage balance" shows the difference between the number of respondents judging (in relation to the indicator in question) that things have improved since the previous period and the number who thing things have got worse, as a percentage of the total number of respondents



 
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