Concepts and definitions

Households' borrowing plans

The Consumer Barometer includes questions about if and why households intend to raise loans. The indicator's statistical unit is the household, and the measurement unit is "percentage of households".

Households' saving plans

The Consumer Barometer includes questions about households' plans to save money, their reasons for saving, and how they intend to use their savings. The indicator's statistical unit is the household, and the measurement unit is "percentage of households".

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.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer Confidence [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1382. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.5.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kbar/kas_en.html