The economic expectation has been at an average of 39.1 indicator points since January 2015. From April to July 2015 there was a slow 4-month consecutive drop in economic expectation. There has not been much of a change throughout the year, and the economic indicator stands at 40.2 indicator points as of October 2015.
There has been no clear trend in the income expectation throughout 2015. There has been a total increase of 7.0 indicator points from January to October 2015, starting with 16.2 and finishing with 23.2, respectively.
The Willingness-to-buy indicator has not seen too much variation throughout the year. The overall willingness-to-buy seems fairly negative. The average for 2015 stands at -8.3 indicator points for 2015 so far, having started with -9.8 and standin at -10.3 indicator points as of October 2015.
These findings are extracts from the “GfK Consumer Climate MAXX survey”, which is based on around 2,000 consumer interviews conducted each month (on a representative sample of the Spanish population) on behalf of the European Commission. The report contains charts, forecasts and a detailed commentary regarding the indicators. In addition, the report includes information on proposed consumer spending in 20 different areas of the consumer goods and services markets. The GfK Consumer Climate survey has been conducted since 1980.