In May, household consumption expenditure on goods increased by 1.0% in volume*, after a 0.2% decrease in April. This increase resulted mainly from the upturn in expenditure on energy products.
Household expenditure on durable goods decreased slightly in May (-0.4% after +0.7%), a decrease mainly attributable to the decline in car purchases (-2.9% after +0.7% in April). However, purchases of household durables speeded up (+3.1% after +0.7%), notably in consumer electronics.
Household consumption of textile, clothing and leather increased anew (+1.6%), after three consecutive months of decrease.
In May, consumption expenditure on other engineered goods were almost stable (+0.1%) after a drop in April ( -0.4%), especially in expenditure on 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 in May (-1.1%), after two months of rise (+0.4% in March and +1.2% in April).
In May, household consumption of energy products bounced distinctly (+8.0%) after a downturn in April (-3.3%) and in Q1. With a return to average temperatures in May, expenditure for heating purposes increased, whereas they had dropped at the beginning of the year thanks to mild temperatures during winter and the beginning of spring.
Household consumption expenditure on goods is now estimated at -0.2% in April, instead of -0.3% estimated for the previous publication.
This revision resulted mainly from the reestimation of seasonal adjustment models, as well as from the integration of new information on the indicators commonly used, notably in equipment goods.
|In chained billion euros|
|Of which Automobiles||4.697||4.728||4.592|
|Of which Household durables||3.861||3.888||4.009|
|Other engineered goods||5.997||5.972||5.979|
|Including petroleum products||4.332||4.192||4.461|
n° 149 - June 27, 2014
Household consumption expenditure on goods - May 2014
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