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 durable goods 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 regis-ters. From 1966 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 and 2012. Time series data by background variable on consumption over the 1985-2006 period were published as database tables in spring 2008. An exhaustive report was published in Statistics Finland’s Income and Consumption publication series in spring 2009. Prior to this, results from the Household Budget Survey were reported on in diverse periodicals of Statistics Finland. Composite data are available to customers from the Household Budget Surveys of 1985, 1990, 1994–96, 1998, 2001, 2006 and 2012. 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: 15.12.2017].
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