Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) is asking households, that were randomly selected, to participate in household budget survey where questions on the consumption of food products and household expenses on the purchase of consumer goods and services will be asked. Also, each household will be asked for two weeks to write down all expenses spent on food and non-food products in the consumption expenditure diary handed out by the CSB interviewer.

Surveys will be carried out only in face-to-face interviews, planned time of the interview as well as name, surname and phone number of the interviewer are indicated on the back side of the letter. If you have any questions about interview, please contact your interviewer by calling the phone number indicated. If entrance of your house is locked or has access code, place inform your 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 any other information about the survey:

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

Each household is planned to be visited twice by an interviewer with a two-week interval. During the first visit, an interview will take place, but during the second visit – the interviewer will receive from the household a filled-in diary on consumption expenditure.

We appreciate Your participation in the survey as it will help to reflect the actual household consumption expenditure in Latvia.

In line with the legislation of the European Union and the Republic of Latvia, the CSB has a right to collect and process personal data and is obliged to ensure protection and confidentiality of the data you provide. The information acquired will be published only in a summarised form for the analysis of economic and social phenomena and processes in the country.

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