The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces the commencement of the Household Budget Survey on the 1st of November 2008. The collection of the data will last 12 months. The main objective of the survey will be to collect information on the consumption expenditure of households, data which will form the basis for the revision of the weights of the consumer price index. Furthermore, the results of the survey will be used for the compilation of socio-economic indices and to study the household income and expenditure pattern by household category, as well as the structure of private final consumption expenditure.
The survey is conducted on a sample basis and will cover in total 4200 households, both from urban and rural areas.
The Statistical Service kindly requests all the households that have been randomly selected and included in the sample to cooperate with the enumerators that will visit them, for the completion of the relevant questionnaire.