The Dutch consumer confidence index fell further into negative figures in March, national statistics office CBS said on Friday.
The index dropped to -4 this month, compared with -1 in February. Until then sentiment had been positive for almost a year.
The decline is due to increasing pessimism about the Dutch economy, meaning the Dutch are less willing to make major purchases, the CBS said.
The index reached an all-time low in February 2013, when it plunged to -44. It’s high point came in April 2000, when it reached +27.
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