Consumption: France ranks first in Europe

Fabrice Romans, division Synthèses des biens et services, Insee

Actual household consumption per capita in real terms in France exceeded the European average by 13% in 2009. French consumption is high for most goods and services. Prices of goods and services consumed exceed the European average by 14%, notably owing to high prices for housing expenditures. Despite a narrowing, major price gaps persist in the European Union, including in the euro zone.

Insee Première
No 1347
Paru le : 06/05/2011