Web scraping of hardware stores

Web scraping is a data collection method by which the source
code of a website is searched programmatically and the required data are extracted from it. Various characteristics and price data on products for sale are scraped monthly from online shops. Data are collected from hardware stores operating on the web. The data will be used in the calculation of the Building Cost Index starting from data concerning 2022.

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All data collected for statistical purposes are confidential. When processing data, it is seen to that no person's privacy or business or professional secret are endangered. Every person employed by Statistics Finland has signed a pledge of secrecy.