In January, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased (–2.7%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - January 2010

Households consumption in manufactured goods decreased in January by 2.7% in volume*, after + 1.3% in December.

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Paru le : 23/02/2010
Prochaine parution le : 29/11/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

Households consumption in manufactured goods decreased in January by 2.7% in volume*, after + 1.3% in December.

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

Durables: drop in car purchases

Expenditures in durables largely decreased in January (–7.8%), after a 2.5% increase in December.

Car purchases mainly contribute to this decrease (–16.7%). The scrapage program encouraged households to buy new vehicules before the end of the year 2009 (+10.7% in November, +5.3% in December).

Household durables purchases remained dynamic (+1.3%) after a small decrease in December (-0.3%). Each component, expenditures in domestic electrical appliances, electronics and computers, or furniture remained dynamic.

Textile: increase

In January, expenditures in textile increased by 1.6%, after an already dynamic +2.0% in December.

Other manufactured goods: decrease

Other manufactured goods expenditures decreased in January (–0.4%, after +0.3% in December). In particular, sales in edition and press or hardware products weakened while those in jewelry improved.

Q4 growth of consumption in manufactured goods is scaled up by +0.3 point

Q4 growth of consumption in manufactured goods is now estimated at +3.3% (against +3.0% initially announced). Larger revisions over the last months explain this quarterly revision. In particular, November’s increase is scaled up by 0.9 point and December scaled down by 0.8 point. These revisions are mainly due to car purchases whose growth over the quarter is upgraded from +12.6% to 14.9%.

These revisions are mainly due to the update of seasonnal and working day adjustment. To a lesser extent, they are explained by new informations on other manufactured goods.

english – Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods
Nov. Dec. Jan. Jan.10/
2009 2009 2010 Jan.09
Manufactured goods 22.499 22.802 22.190
Change (%) 1.0 1.3 –2.7 1.5
Durables 9.596 9.833 9.061
Change (%) 4.9 2.5 –7.8 6.0
Of which:
Automobiles 3.441 3.624 3.021
Change (%) 10.7 5.3 –16.7 7.6
Household durables 6.030 6.013 6.089
Change (%) 0.3 –0.3 1.3 5.8
Textile-leather 3.993 4.071 4.138
Change (%) –1.5 2.0 1.6 –0.6
Other manufactured goods 9.278 9.302 9.264
Change (%) –0.8 0.3 –0.4 –0.7