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Statistics Finland to study household consumption

In early January, Statistics Finland launched its Household Budget Survey 2012,, which is an extensive study of the consumption and cost of living of households in Finland. In the Survey, Statistics Finland will interview by telephone 8,000 households representing all households in Finland.

The main purpose of the Household Budget Survey is to examine what households in Finland spend their money on, in other words, how much they pay for food, housing, transport, leisure and health. Besides consumption expenditure, the Survey also studies households' ownership of durable consumer goods and their housing standards. Moreover, the Survey investigates the extent to which households utilise welfare services and the importance of public educational, health and social services to households' financial well-being.

Preliminary data from the Survey will be released in December 2013. Official results of the Survey will be published as statistics mainly in early 2014.

Inquiries: Juha Nurmela +358 9 1734 2548,

Press release

Data collection: Household Budget Survey

Last updated 19.1.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Households' consumption [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-3028. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.11.2023].
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