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Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator

Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator

Quarter 3 2019


An Experimental Statistics publication for Scotland

11 October 2019


Latest Results

  • In Q3 2019 (July-September), the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator stood at -6.6. This indicates that consumer sentiment was on balance negative in Q3 2019 (i.e. more respondents reported a decline in sentiment than an increase).

  • Compared to Q2 2019, the indicator decreased by 0.4 points, implying that sentiment weakened over the quarter.


What is the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator


  • 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, household finances, and attitudes to spending money.
  • More information, including details of the survey methodology on which the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator is based, can be found below.
  • This publication is currently classed as experimental statistics. These are defined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics as new official statistics undergoing evaluation. These statistics are currently being developed and have been published to involve users and stakeholders in their development, and to build in quality and understanding at an early stage.


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