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Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator: 2021 Quarter 4

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.

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Main findings

  • In Q4 2021, the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at 5.0.
  • Compared to Q3 2021, the overall (composite) indicator decreased by 1.4 points, implying a weakening in sentiment over the period.
  • The composite index remains significantly improved from the series lows recorded in 2020 that have 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 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.

2021 Q4 Consumer Sentiment Indicator Publication

Contact

email: economic.statistics@gov.scot

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