In May 2015, household consumption expenditure on goods was virtually flat: +0.1% in volume*, after 0.0% in April. In detail, consumption of energy products recovered slightly (+0.3% after –1.3% in April), while expenditure on textile, clothing and leather fell (–0.3% after +1.5%).
In May, household consumption of engineered goods was virtually stable (+0.1%, as in April).
In May, household expenditure on durable goods bounced back slightly (+0.2% after –0.3% in April). In detail, expenditure on household durables declined for the third month in a row (–0.6%, after –0.2% in March and in April). Conversely, car purchases continued to rise albeit at a somewhat slower pace (+0.2% after +0.4%).
Consumption of textile, clothing and leather eased back slightly in May (–0.3% after +1.5% in April and –5.1% in March).
In May, consumption expenditure on other engineered goods were almost stable again (+0.1% after –0.1% in April).
[* Volumes are measured at previous year’s prices 2010 chain-linked, and all figures are trading days and seasonally adjusted.]
Total consumption of goods
Food and engineered goods
Breakdown of engineered goods
In May, consumption of food products held steady (after +0.3% in April).
In May, household consumption of energy products picked up slightly (+0.3%), after a decrease in April (–1.3%). This rebound was mainly buoyed by the increase in electricity expenditure, whereas consumption expenditure on petroleum products receded (–0.3%).
Household consumption of goods is scaled down by 0.1 point in April 2015, now estimated at 0.0% instead of +0.1% in the previous publication, due notably to energy consumption.
This revision ensued from the integration of more recent data on the indicators commonly used as well as from the update of the seasonal adjustment coefficients.
|In chained billion euros|
|- of which automobiles||4.744||4.763||4.774|
|- of which household durables||4.102||4.092||4.068|
|Other engineered goods||6.111||6.105||6.112|
|- including petroleum products||4.301||4.317||4.304|
n° 160 - June 30, 2015
Household consumption expenditure on goods - May 2015
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