The Netherlands’ consumer confidence improved in May, but remained negative, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday.
The consumer confidence index rose to -9 in May from -14 in April. The score was below the 20-year average of -8 points.
Among components, the economic climate index rose to -24 in May from -32 in April. The assessment of the future economic climate was more positive and consumers’ opinion on the past economic situation was less negative.
The indicator for willingness to buy rose 1 in May from -2 in the previous month.