Households more pessimistic about economy

06.07.2022 - 16:31
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Households more pessimistic about economy
Faroese households expect the economy to decline further a year from now, new survey suggests
Photo: Statistics Faroe Islands
 

Households are more cautious and have a more pessimistic outlook on their financial situation compared to at the start of this year.

This emerges from the latest consumer tendency survey, compiled by Statistics Faroe Islands.

The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) is made up of five biannual surveys gathering the views of households and the four industrial sectors on the current and expected economic situation. The surveys are conducted twice yearly, in January and June.

Not the right time for major purchases

According to the June 2022 survey, significantly fewer households regard now as the right time for major purchases such as furniture and electronic items than in the January 2022 survey.

Fewer households also believe that the coming year compared to the previous year is the right time to buy a car or spend large amounts on home improvement.

This pessimism is reflected in car sales, which saw a 12-percent drop in the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2021.

Regarding the general economic situation and the general economic outlook, Faroese households forecast a further decline in the economy 12 months from now compared to today.

 

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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