Statistics Finland and the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) both report slight dips in economic confidence indicators for August.
Consumer confidence falls in August
Statistics Finland reports that consumer confidence shifted from 21.5 points in August to 22.0 points in July, compared to a long-term average of 12.6.
According to the private sector business lobby group EK, industry confidence came down to 13 points from 14 points in July, but is still well above the long-term average.
Despite the slight dips in the two indicators, both Statistics Finland and the Confederation of Finnish Industries reported that the Finns are still quite optimistic in their overall views of the economy.