In October, household expenditure on goods dropped by 0.2 % in volume*, after having decreased by 0.1% in September. This decline was due to a decrease in expenditure on energy products (–4.9%).
Durables : rising again
Household expenditure on durables rose again in October (+0.8% after +0.7% in September). This result can partially be explained by an acceleration in car purchases (+1.5%, after +0.8%), as households may have anticipated a reduction of incentive on the purchase of green cars in November and strenghtening of penalties on the purchase of polluting cars next January. Purchases on household durables increased as well (+0.1%, after +0.4%).
Textile-leather : decreasing anew
In October, purchases on clothing, textile and leather decreased for the second month in a row (–0.3% after –0.9% in September).
Other engineered goods : slightly increasing
After having remained steady from July to September, consumption expenditure on other engineered goods increased slightly in October (+0.2%), especially because purchases on hardware bounced back.
[* Volumes are chained and all figures are trading days and seasonally adjusted.]
Total consumption of goods
Food and engineered goods
Breakdown of engineered goods
After two consecutive declining months (–0.6% in August and –0.2% in September), consumption in food products bounced back in October (+1.4%), a rebound mainly attributable to expenditure on tobacco products.
After a slight decrease in September (–0.7%), household consumption of energy products dropped sharply in October (–4.9%), which reflected the impact of above average temperatures on heating expenditure. Moreover, fuel expenditure decreased sharply.
The slight decrease in September is confirmed
The decrease of household consumption on goods is still estimated at –0.1% in September, as it was for the previous publication.
Some minor revisions, offsetting each other as a whole, come from the reestimation of seasonal adjustment models and from the integration of new information, in particular the integration of the September turnover index.
Household consumption expenditure on goods
|In chained billion euros|
|Other engineered goods||5.983||5.983||5.997|
|Including petroleum products||3.925||3.891||3.688|
n° 272 - December 30, 1899
Household consumption expenditure on goods - October 2013
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