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Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator

Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator
1st Quarter 2018

 

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland - an Experimental Release

4 April 2018

 

Latest Results

  • In Q1 2018, the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at -1.8.  This indicates that consumer sentiment was on balance negative in Q1 2018 (i.e. more respondents reported a decline in sentiment than an increase).

  • Compared to Q4 2017 the indicator increased by 2.4 points, implying that sentiment improved over the 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.

 

Feedback

We welcome feedback from users. To provide feedback on this publication, contact us at economic.statistics@gov.scot.

 

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)