Consumer Confidence and Expectation Survey

Information obtained from the survey will supplement price statistics and other economic indicators that the Bank currently analyses. It will be factored into policy decisions going forward as well as provide a measure of the effectiveness of past economic policies from the perspective of the participants within the economy. It will also provide an indicator on the level of economic awareness of the general public. The survey is conducted on a bi-annual basis, namely in January and July.

2. Please state your gender

3. What is your age?

4. What is your view on the economic situation in Seychelles over the past six months?

5. Compared to six months ago, how is your financial situation?

6. In your opinion, job availability compared to six months ago has:

7. Have you observed a change in the cost of transportation over the past six months?

8. Would you say now is an appropriate time to buy expensive items like furniture, a new car or a TV set?

9. How do you anticipate the economic situation in Seychelles over the next six months?

10. How do you foresee your financial situation a year from now?

11. Do you think there will be a change in the number of jobs available in Seychelles six months from now?

12. What is your opinion on goods and services availability in the next six month?

13. Do you expect a change in the cost of goods and services over the next six months? If so, to what extent?

14. Do you expect fish prices to change over the next six months? If so, to what extent?

15. Do you predict a change in the domestic price of fuel in the next six months? If so, to what extent?

16. Do you think the domestic price of utilities will change in the next six months? If so, to what extent?

17. Do you expect a change in the cost of transportation in the next six months? If so, to what extent?

18. Do you foresee a change in the overall cost of living in the six months? If so, to what extent?

19. In your opinion, six months from now will the Seychelles rupee strengthen, weaken or remain the same against the USD?

20. Additional comments

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