Dutch consumer confidence has reached its highest level in eight years this month, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.
The confidence index hit +8, a rise of five points on September, the CBS said.
The index hit its highest ever point of +27 in April 2000 but had fallen to -44 by February 2013 in the wake of the economic crisis.
Consumer spending was also up 1.4% in August, compared with the previous year, the CBS said. However, this is likely to be less promising in September and October because of concerns about employment levels, the CBS said.
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