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In October, households expenditure on goods decreased by 0.2% in volume*, after a stability in September. In particular, the increase in purchases in durables did not offset the drop in expenditure on tobacco products.
[* Volumes are chained and all figures are trading days and seasonally adjusted.]
After a decrease in September (–0.4%), households expenditure on durable goods bounced in October (+0.5%). In particular, the increase in expenditure on cars (+0.7%, after –1.9%) was not offset by the decline of purchases in household durables (–0.4%, after +1.5%).
Textile-leather: also increasing
Households consumption of textile and leather increased in October (+0.5%, after a stability in September).
Other engineered goods: slightly decreasing
Consumption expenditure on other engineered goods slightly decreased in October (–0.1%, after +0.7% in September). Expenditure on hardware especially declined, after a sharp rise in September.
Total consumption of goods
Food and engineered goods
Decomposition of engineered goods
After two consecutive months of decline (-0.1% in August and September), consumption of food products decreased again in October (–0.6%). This decline resulted mainly from a drop in spending on tobacco products, due to an increase in prices from October 1st , 2012.
After a slight increase in September (+0.1%), households consumption of energy products declined in October (–0.5%). In particular, expenditure on gas and electricity weakened while those of carburant and fuel slightly improved.
The evolution of household consumption of goods in September is scaled down by 0.1 point
The change of household consumption of goods in September is now estimated at –0.1%, instead of a stability estimated for the previous publication.
This revision is mainly due to the integration of new information, notably a drop in automotive sector consumption in September, as well as the updating of the seasonal adjustment coefficients.
|In chained billion euros|
|Other engineered goods||5.952||5.994||5.988|
|Including petroleum products||3.885||3.895||3.903|
n° 294 - November 30, 2012
Household consumption expenditure on goods - October 2012
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