Official Statistics of Finland

Households’ consumption

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Consumption expenditure of persons aged over 64 growing
28 Dec 2017
According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's Household Budget Survey, the consumption expenditure of households of persons aged over 64 grew most from 2012 to 2016, by nearly 14 per cent. This age group used more money than before, particularly on hotel and restaurant services, transport and telecommunications. However, their consumption expenditure was still lower than that of all other groups except for single-parent families, whose consumption decreased from four years ago and was more or less on the same level with pensioners in 2016.

Next release:
13 Mar 2018

Description: 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.
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Keywords: consumer durables, consumption, consumption expenditure, cost of living, expenditure, household budget survey, households, housing, income, living conditions, public welfare services, socio-economic group, use of money.
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Change: Updated data on households' consumption published in database tables
28 Feb 2014
Year 2012 has been added to the database tables of households' consumption statistics on 28 February 2014.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Households’ consumption [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-3028. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2018].
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