Indonesian Consumers Third Most Confident in World!
Indonesia is home to the world's third most confident consumers, Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions has found int its latest report.
In a statement published on Wednesday (03/02), Nielsen said its Indonesia's Consumer Confidence Survey Index in the fourth quarter of 2015 stood at 115 points, declining from 116 in the previous quarter.
Still, only India and the Philippines beat Indonesia in the global survey, which was conducted throughout November and polled over 30,000 online consumers in 61 countries across the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin American, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
Indonesia rose from the fourth ranking in the third quarter survey.
The latest survey found almost seven out of 10 Indonesian online consumers believe "job prospects would be good or excellent in the next 12 months," a 4 percent improvement from the same survey conducted in the third quarter of 2015.
The most recent survey also found "Indonesian consumer's recessionary sentiment has improved," after the number of consumers expecting a recession in the coming quarter decreased 4 percent. Respondents who believe the country is in a recession but that it will pass within 12 months rose.
"Throughout the year, the trend has been improving, which is a good indication of optimism," Nielsen said in a presentation of the survey sent to the Jakarta Globe.
A similar survey from Indonesia's central bank published on Wednesday found domestic consumers are optimistic about their economic prospects and personal finances this year.