The name of the Consumer Survey is changing in May 2019: the new name of the statistics is Consumer Confidence. A longer name used in data collection is the Consumer Confidence Survey. Data collection method: Data for the Consumer Survey have been collected by telephone interviews starting from 1987. From May, the Consumer Confidence Survey will be made by the so-called mixed-mode data collection: apart from telephone interviews, with a web form filled by the respondent. An individual inquiry form has been compiled for each collection mode. The new population of the survey is formed by persons aged 18 to 74 living in Finland (in the Consumer Survey persons aged 15 to 84). The sample size diminishes a little and is monthly 2,200 persons (in the Consumer Survey 2,350 persons). In addition, the panel design will be in use in future: each person takes part in the survey two times within around six months, and each month one-half of them or 1,100 are new sample persons (in the Consumer Survey a new sample each month). The new methods are described in more detail in the Quality description of the statistics on consumer confidence (in Finnish).
The name of the Consumer Survey is changing in May 2019: the new name of the data collection is Consumer Confidence Survey.
The data for the Consumer Survey have thus far been collected with telephone interviews. Starting from 2019, the data collection will be carried out as a mixed-mode collection: with telephone interviews and a web questionnaire. The data content of the survey is also lightened in this connection. In future, the survey will focus on examining consumer sentiment, expectations and plans concerning the economy. The following sections will be removed from the questionnaire: saving, investment and loan targets, financing forms for buying a dwelling and car, and ownership of modern equipment in households. Statistics Finland will continue compiling statistics on the prevalence of equipment in other ways that will be specified later.