Households consumption in manufactured goods grew again (+1.1%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - October 2009

Households consumption in manufactured goods increased in October by 1.1% in volume*, after + 2.4% in September.

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Paru le : 24/11/2009
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

Households consumption in manufactured goods increased in October by 1.1% in volume*, after + 2.4% in September.

[* Volumes are chained and all figures are trading days and seasonally adjusted.]

This growth is due to purchases in household durables and textile

Durables: significant growth in household durables

Expenditures in durables increased by 1.3% in October after an acceleration in September due, in particular, to car sales.

In October, while cars sales are slightly rising (+0.6% after +10.2% in September), household durables (+2.2%) drive the growth of durables. Each component of household durables went up in October (domestic electrical appliances, furnitures, electronics and computers).

Textile: dynamism explained by new legislation on sales

Expenditures in textile are still dynamic (+2.6% in October, after +2.9% in September). This can be explained by a new legislation on sales. Some stores have scheduled a week of sales in October.

Other manufactured goods: larger increases than decreases

Other manufactured goods expenditures were increasing in October (+0.3%, after +0.4% in September). In particular, the increase in hardware products compensated the decrease in bookselling and stationery trade.

Tableau 1 – Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods
Aug. Sept. Oct. Oct.09/
2009 2009 2009 Oct.08
Manufactured goods 21.527 22.045 22.283
Change (%) -1.0 2.4 1.1 3.5
Durables 8.652 9.091 9.209
Change (%) -0.8 5.1 1.3 10.1
Which
Automobiles 2.852 3.144 3.163
Change (%) -1.2 10.2 0.6 16.3
Household durables 5.833 5.877 6.004
Change (%) -0.3 0.7 2.2 6.2
Textile-leather 3.818 3.931 4.032
Change (%) -3.6 2.9 2.6 -0.5
Other manufactured goods 9.264 9.301 9.332
Change (%) -0.2 0.4 0.3 0.8