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Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator: 2022 Quarter 2

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 Quarter 2 2022 (April to June), the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at -9.3.
  • Compared to Q1 2022, the overall (composite) indicator decreased by 9.9 points, implying a significant weakening in sentiment over the periodd, driven by concern over the economy and attitudes to spending.
  • This is the largest fall in the composite index since 2020 and signals that the ongoing economic and financial challenges that are being faced by households have intensified over the second quarter of 2022.

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.

Consumer Sentiment Indicator: Full Publication

Contact

email: economic.statistics@gov.scot

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