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Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator

Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator
3rd Quarter 2017


An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland - an Experimental Release

18 October 2017


Latest Results

  • In Q3 2017, the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at -3.0.  This indicates that consumer sentiment was on balance negative in Q3 2017 (i.e. more respondents reported a decline in sentiment).

  • Compared to Q2 2017 the indicator increased by 0.5 points, implying that sentiment, whilst still negative, has improved compared to the previous quarter.


What is the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator

  • The Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator is a composite measure of consumer sentiment in Scotland based on a quarterly survey of households’ current sentiment and future expectations of: Scottish economic performance, household finances, and attitudes to spending money.
  • More information, including details of the survey methodology on which the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator is based, can be found below.



We welcome feedback from users. To provide feedback on this publication, contact us at economic.statistics@gov.scot by the end of December 2017. We will consider all comments with a view to amending the next publication in January 2018.


What are you looking for?
Where is it?
The most recent figures figures
       Summary of Key Findings Visual Summary (pdf)
       Detailed Results and Commentary

Statistical Bulletin (pdf)

       Table of Headline Results Tables (Excel)
Background information
       How the data are collected

Methodology Note (pdf)