In 2023, the Household Finance and Consumption Survey of euro area countries organised by the European Central Bank (ECB) will be conducted for the fourth time.

In Latvia, the survey will be conducted by Latvijas Banka in cooperation with the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB). About 3000 households to be randomly selected will receive a joint letter from Latvijas Banka and the CSB inviting them to participate in the survey. The CSB interviewers intend to hold interviews from 12 July to 15 December 2023. After that, the survey data will be processed and compiled for the transmission to the ECB.

The survey data are used to study the economic behaviour of households as well as to analyse the impact of macroeconomic and policy decisions on households. For instance, the factors determining household borrowing, accumulation of savings, risk appetite and commercial activities will be analysed.

In accordance with the laws and regulations of the European Union and the Republic of Latvia, the CSB is entitled to collect and process personal data and is obliged to ensure protection and confidentiality of the data respondents provide.

Personal interviewing

Personal interviewing will take place from July 12 to December 15. All details of the face-to-face interview will be communicated to you by the CSB interviewer. Upon arrival, interviewer will present a CSB employee identification card with a photo.

If you want to verify identity of your interviewer or find out information about the conduct of the survey:

  • call the toll-free assistance number +371 80008811 on weekdays from 10:00 to 18:00 o’clock

If you want to know general information about the survey: