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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 4 (October to December) 2023, the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at -5.1.
The indicator has increased by 4.8 points over the quarter and 23 points over the year indicating a steady improvement in sentiment. However it remains weaker than the series average reflecting the challenging economic and financial conditions facing households.
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 a release of official statistics in development. 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.