In October 2015, household consumption expenditure declined by 0.7% in volume* thus experiencing its first decrease since March 2015. This downturn is primarily due to the drop in purchases of durable goods (–1.8% after +1.6%).
In October, consumption of engineered goods dwindled (–1.1% after +0.8% in September).
In October, expenditure on durable goods fell back substantially (–1.8% after +1,6%). Car purchases declined sharply (–3.4% after +2.6%). Nevertheless, expenditure on household durables sped up slightly (+0.5% after +0.1%), driven up by the rebound in furnitures purchases.
In October, expenditure on textile, clothing and leather decreased again (–1.0% after –0.4%).
Expenditure on other engineered goods rose for the third consecutive month (+0.2% in October), but slowed. More specifically, drug and perfume purchases went up, whereas expenditure on hardware fell 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
In October, food products consumption stabilized after decreasing for three months in a row.
Energy consumption went down again in October (–1.1% after –0.1%): expenditure on refined products, dropped for the second consecutive month, in line with domestic oil consumption and despite a rebound in diesel fuel purchases. Expenditure on gas and electricity declined slightly.
The variation of household expenditure on goods in September 2015 is scaled up slightly: +0.1% instead of 0.0%. Indeed, since the previous publication, new information has been integrated, in particular regarding household durables, and the seasonal adjustment coefficients have been updated.
|Variation in percentages|
|(1) Weighting in the consumption expenditure on goods in value|
|(2) Last three months / previous three months|
|Weight (1)||Aug.||Sept.||Oct.||Oct. 15 / Oct. 14||T / T-1 (2)|
|- Inc. Durables||21||0.0||1.6||–1.8||3.0||0.5|
|- Household durables||7||0.3||0.1||0.5||6.2||2.1|
|- Inc. Textile-clothing||10||0.6||–0.4||–1.0||2.5||1.3|
|- Inc. Other engineered goods||13||0.1||0.4||0.2||2.1||0.5|
|- Inc. Energy, water, waste||10||–0.8||2.5||–0.3||10.1||1.4|
|- Inc. Refined Products||9||1.8||–2.9||–2.0||–1.3||0.4|
|- Inc. Manufactured goods||85||0.3||0.0||–0.7||1.6||0.4|
n° 291 - December 30, 1899
Household consumption expenditure on goods - October 2015
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