The overall index score has increased eight points this month to -22. All five measures saw increases this month. The annual moving average decreases one point to -29.
Personal Financial Situation
The index measuring changes in personal finances during the last twelve months has increased three points this month to -21; this is two points higher than November 2011. The forecast for personal finances over the next twelve months has increased six points to -7; this is three points higher than this time last year.
General Economic Situation
The measure for the general economic situation of the country during the last twelve months has increased nine points to -44; this is seventeen points higher than November 2011. An expectation for the general economic situation over the next twelve months has increased fourteen points this month to -15; this is eighteen points higher than November 2011.
Climate for Major Purchases
The major purchases measure has increased seven points this month to -26; which is one point higher than this time last year.
The ‘now is a good time to save’ Index, has increased one point to -16, which is three points lower than November ’11.
GDP fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA17) and increased by 0.1% in the EU27 during the third quarter of 2012, compared with the previous quarter.
In the second quarter of 2012, growth rates were -0.2% in both zones.
Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP fell by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU27 in the third quarter of 2012, after -0.5% and -0.3% respectively in the previous quarter.