Statistics Finland's Household Budget Survey produces data on changes in the consumption expenditure of households and on differences in consumption by population group. The survey also studies households’ housing conditions, possession of vehicles and income. In addition, the survey produces data on the benefit gained from the use of social services and the amounts of food bought home. The survey is a sample survey, for which data are collected from households with telephone interviews and diaries filled in by them, and from purchase receipts and administrative registers. The last survey has been made in 2016. From1966 until 1990, the survey was conducted regularly at five-year intervals. From 1994 to 1996 the survey was carried out annually. Since then, Household Budget Surveys have been carried out in 1998, 2001, 2006, 2012 and 2016. Composite data are available to customers from the Household Budget Surveys of 1985, 1990, 1994–96, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2012 and 2016 (PX-WEB database). Statistics Finland can compile statistics to customer requirements from the data.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Households’ consumption [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-3028. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.3.2018].
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