Publication - Statistics

Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator: 2021 Quarter 2

Published: 21 Jul 2021
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Economy

The latest results for consumer sentiment in Scotland based on a quarterly survey of households’ current sentiment and future expectations of economic performance, household finances and attitudes to spending.

Published:
21 Jul 2021
Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator: 2021 Quarter 2

Main findings

In Q2 2021, the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at -0.8. Compared to Q1 2021, the overall (composite) indicator increased by 12.6 points, implying a strengthening in sentiment over the period and an improvement since the series lows in 2020 that reflected the significant economic and financial challenges faced by households during the pandemic.

Important information about this release

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, security of households’ financial position, and attitudes to spending money.

The Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator is an experimental statistical release. It remains in development and we are gathering views on the content, style and presentation. The latest survey for Q2 2021 was conducted between 31 March and 20 June 2021. The indicator represents the balance of respondents who report that consumer sentiment is positive/negative.

Further results and information about the statistics can be found in the dowloads below.

Contact

email: economic.statistics@gov.scot