Finnish businesses and consumers increasingly optimistic about future

Statistics Finland on Friday reported that its consumer confidence indicator crept up to 21.0 in January, representing an increase of 1.5 from the previous month and one of 9.2 from the long-term average of 11.8. EK announced that its business confidence indicator improved to +2 in January, signalling an increase of 1.0 from both the previous month and the long-term average. Statistics Finland's consumer confidence index consists of four components: consumers' expectations about the national economy, the employment situation, their own financial situation and their own savings possibilities. (Helsinki Times)



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