In February 2015, household consumption expenditure on goods was broadly stable: +0.1% in volume*, after +0.7% in January. The high vigour of spending on energy and other engineered goods was offset by a slight decline in the consumption of clothes and cars.
In February, household consumption of engineered goods was virtually stable (+0.1% after +1.5%).
Household expenditure on durable goods was also practically stable in February (-0.1% after +1.8%). In detail, expenditure on cars decreased (-0.8% after +3.4% in January), while expenditure on household durables kept growing (+0.5% after +1.0% in January).
Consumption of textile, clothing and leather slightly decreased in February (-0.4% after +2.0%), for the first time since September 2014.
In February, consumption expenditure on other engineered goods sped up slightly (+0.7%, after +0.5% in January), especially due to expenditure on perfumes and hardware.
[* Volumes are chained and all figures are trading days and seasonally adjusted.]
Total consumption of goods
Food and engineered goods
Breakdown of engineered goods
Consumption of food products decreased slightly in February (–0.3% after –0.1% in January), mainly as a result of the decline in tobacco expenditure.
Household consumption of energy products accelerated slightly in February (+0.8% after +0.6%). This dynamism essentially reflected high level in heating expenditure, the temperatures being slightly below seasonal norms in February. By contrast, fuel expenditure declined again, but at a lower pace.
The growth in household consumption of goods in January 2015 is scaled up by 0.1 point: it is now estimated at +0.7%, instead of +0.6% within the previous publication.
This revision is mainly due to the integration of new information, as well as the updating of the seasonal adjustment coefficients.
|In chained billion euros|
|- of which automobiles||4.568||4.723||4.686|
|- of which household durables||4.161||4.202||4.222|
|Other engineered goods||5.993||6.022||6.063|
|- including petroleum products||4.516||4.425||4.409|
n° 76 - March 31, 2015
Household consumption expenditure on goods - February 2015
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