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Households' spending plans

The Consumer Barometer includes questions about major purchases that the households intend to make. The indicator's statistical unit is the household, and the measurement unit is "percentage of households".

Intended spending purposes include:
- acquisition or change of owner-occupied dwelling over the next 12 months
- acquisition of new or used motor vehicle over the next 12 months
- acquisition of a holiday home, renovation, home decorating, household appliances, home electronics, recreational equipment, vehicles other than private cars, holiday trips in Finland, holiday trips abroad over the next 6 months.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 24 May 2019

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus