Dutch customer confidence deteriorated for the very first time in three months in September, while spending growth improved in July, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday.
The seasonally adjusted customer self-confidence index dropped to 23.0 in September from 26.0 in August.
Households’ judgment on the financial environment gotten worse in September. The matching index slid to 43.0 from 49.0 in the previous month.
The index determining willingness to buy dropped partially from 11.0 in August to 10.0 in September.
Individually, the analytical office revealed that consumer costs grew at a much faster speed of 2.8 percent yearly in July, following a 2.3 percent boost in June.
The measure has been rising since October 2014. In July, consumers spent more on furniture.
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