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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.
In Quarter 2 2023 (April to June), the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at -11.8.
Compared to Q1 2023, the overall (composite) indicator increased by 5.3 points, implying a recent improvement in sentiment; however it remains weaker than any point prior to the pandemic indicating that households continue to be impacted by the ongoing economic and financial challenges.
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.