Lithuanians more optimistic about future prospects, economy

DELFI / Orestas Gurevičius

The number of Lithuanians that expected their family’s financial situation would improve in the coming years increased in January compared to December (22% from 20%) while the number of people who believe their financial situation would become worse also declined (14% from 17%).

One-third of the population (34%) expect the economy will improve in Lithuania this year, up from around a quarter of people surveyed in December. However, the number of people who said they would not be able to save any money also increased (62% from 61%).

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The number of Lithuanians who think the country’s economic situation has improved over the past year also increased, from 21% in December to 26% in January.

Statisticians noted that consumer confidence is growing faster in urban than in rural areas, and that men were more optimistic about the prospects for the economy than women.

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Overall, Lithuanian consumer confidence indicator was slightly lower than the European Union average.

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