In April, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased (-1.2%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - April 2010

In April, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 1.2% in volume*, after +1.6% in March.

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No 139
Paru le : 26/05/2010
Prochaine parution le : 22/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

In April, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 1.2% in volume*, after +1.6% in March.

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

Durables: large decrease in car purchases

Expenditures in durables decreased drastically in April (–4.4%) after an increase in March (+2.0%). This decrease can be explained by a drop in car purchases (–9.5%), while they had already been decreasing in 2010Q1 (–11.2%). These decreases are the counterpart of the large increases in 2009Q4 (+12.5%).

Expenditures in household durables also decrease (–0.3% after 0.8% in March).

Textile: decreasing

In April, expenditures in textile decreased by 1.2% after being dynamic in March (+4.4%).

Other manufactured goods: increasing

Expenditures in other manufactured goods increased in April: +0.8% after +0.3% in March. The acceleration is attributable to the dynamism of purchases in hardware and books; meanwhile, those in jewelry decreased.

March growth of consumption in manufactured goods is scaled up by 0.4 point

The growth of consumption in manufactured goods is now estimated at +1.6% (+1.2% initially announced). The variation of expenditures in durables is upscaled by 0.8 point; car purchases are revised by +2.5 points and those in household durables by –0.1 point. Textile expenditures are upgraded by 0.9 point. Expenditures in other manufactured goods are downgraded by 0.1 point.

Revisions are larger this month than in the previous publications, but their magnitude is usual at this time of the year: they are explained by fitting on the revised annual accounts from 2007 to 2009 and the re-estimation of trading days and seasonal adjustment models, for volumes and prices.

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
Feb. March April Apr.10/
2010 2010 2010 Apr.09
Manufactured goods 21.926 22.275 21.997
Change (%) –1.6 1.6 –1.2 1.1
Durables 8.922 9.099 8.701
Change (%) –1.4 2.0 –4.4 1.8
Of which:
Automobiles 2.849 2.945 2.664
Change (%) –2.9 3.3 –9.5 –2.9
Household durables 6.251 6.300 6.280
Change (%) –0.4 0.8 –0.3 6.4
Textile-leather 3.899 4.070 4.020
Change (%) –6.1 4.4 –1.2 1.3
Other manufactured goods 9.354 9.380 9.457
Change (%) 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.4