Household financial situation
In the fourth quarter of 2017, 14.3 percent of consumers responded their financial situation improved within a year, while 34.4 percent responded their financial situation deteriorated. Moreover, the proportion of respondents reported improvement has increased by 5.4 percentage points, while proportion reported deterioration has decreased by 1.5 percentage points.
Figure 1. Consumer Financial Situation
Figure 2 shows household financial situations in urban and rural areas. Share of respondents, who answered that their financial situation has improved increased in urban and rural areas. Share of respondents, who answered that their financial situation has deteriorieted decreased by 3 percentage points in rural area.
Figure 2. Consumer Financial Situation across region