TABLE-Swiss consumer sentiment index rises in Q1

ZURICH Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:48am EST

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ZURICH Feb 7 (Reuters) - The Swiss consumer sentiment index improved to -6 points in January from -17 points in October, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said on Thursday.

KEY FIGURES

Q1 2013 Q4 2012

Sentiment index* -6 -17

Sub components:

Consumers' assessment of:

- economic outlook 0 -23

- unemployment outlook 62 67

- future personal finances 4 -2

- likelihood of saving 34 25

The index is conducted on a quarterly basis and is compiled from a survey of more than 1,000 households.

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