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In May 2016, household consumption expenditure on goods diminished : -0.7% in volume*, after a virtual stability in April (-0.1%). Expenditure on household durables fell, as well as heating one. The rebound in food and textile-clothing consumption mitigated the overall decline.
In May, purchases of engineered goods decreased clearly (-1.5% after +0.5%). This fall stemmed from the strong decline in durables purchases. It was dampened by the rebound in textile-clothing purchases.
Total consumption of goods
In May, consumption of durables fell back strongly (-3.6% after +1.2%). After three months of sustained rise, purchases of household durables plummeted (-9.2%). In particular, expenditure on consumer electronic products slipped back after four months of double-digit growth as a result of the change in the standard television brodcasting. Similarly, purchases of furniture withdrew strongly. Car purchases diminished again (-0.3% after -0.9%), mainly because of the decline in second-hand car purchases.
Food and engineered goods
In May, expenses on textile-clothing recovered (+1.7%) after three consecutive months of decline. Purchases of shoes contributed mostly to this rebound.
In May, household expenditure on other engineered goods was stable.
* Volumes are chained and all figures are trading days and seasonally adjusted.
Breakdown of engineered goods
In May, total consumption of energy slipped back (-1.0% after +0.8%), as a result of two opposite trends. Expenditure on gas and electricity fell strongly (-6.8% after +3.3%) after two months during which heating costs had been significant. However, purchases of refined products increased fast (+7.3% after -2.6%), fuel consumption being presumably boosted by precautionary purchases during the social movements in the end of May.
Consumption of food products recovered in May (+0.5%), after a significant decline in April (-1.2%). Expenditure bounced back in all processed agrifood, and more particularly in tobacco and meat products.
|Variation in percentages|
|(1) Weighting in the consumption expenditure on goods in value|
|(2) Last three months / previous three months|
|Weight (1)||Mar. 2016||Apr. 2016||May 2016||May 16 / May 15||Q / Q-1 (2)|
|- Inc. Durables||22||2.2||1.2||–3.6||5.4||2.8|
|- Household durables||7||4.1||4.7||–9.2||12.6||7.1|
|- Inc. Textile-clothing||9||–0.5||–0.4||1.7||–0.9||–1.7|
|- Inc. Other engineered goods||13||0.0||–0.2||0.0||0.9||–0.1|
|- Inc. Energy, water, waste||10||5.8||3.3||–6.8||2.1||9.4|
|- Inc. Refined Products||8||2.3||–2.6||7.3||8.3||2.3|
|- Inc. Manufactured goods||84||0.8||–0.4||0.2||2.6||0.6|
Since the previous publication, new information has been integrated, and the seasonal adjustment coefficients have been updated. However, the variation in household consumption of goods in April 2016 remains unchanged (-0.1%).
n° 169 - June 30, 2016
Household consumption expenditure on goods - May 2016
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