Consumer survey

Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Income and Consumption
Related topics: National Accounts
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes


The consumer survey expresses consumers’ views and intentions relating to economic matters.

Data content

Consumers’ views and expectations on the development of their own and the country’s economy, and intentions on making major purchases, saving money or raise loans. Ownership of selected durable goods. The data system of Statistics Finland’s consumer survey is comprised of respondent-specific original data from interviews, which may not be disclosed, and published data concerning reply distributions and time series.

Classifications used

Respondent’s gender, age, occupation, education and major region, and household’s structure, size and income bracket. The statistical units are person and household.

Data collection methods and data sources

Monthly telephone interview survey.

Data collections

Updating frequency


Time of completion or release

Approximately three days before the end of a statistical month

Time series

The data are available six-monthly from 1987 onwards, quarterly from 1992 onwards and monthly from October 1995 onwards.


confidence indicators, consumers, consumption, households, saving, use of money

Contact information

Last updated 23.09.2014