In September, car purchases support households’ consumption in manufactured goods (+1.5%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - September 2010

In September, households’ consumption in manufactured goods increased by 1.5% in volume*, after having decreased by 1.6% in August. Over the third quarter, these expenditures increase by 1.2% after –0.8% in Q2.

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Paru le : 27/10/2010
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In September, households’ consumption in manufactured goods increased by 1.5% in volume*, after having decreased by 1.6% in August. Over the third quarter, these expenditures increase by 1.2% after –0.8% in Q2.

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

Durables: good progression of car purchases

In September, expenditures in durables strongly increased (+4.6%) after a decrease in August (–0.8%). Over the quarter, expenditures in durables renew with growth (+1.0% after –2.2% in Q2).

September’s increase is imputable to very dynamic car purchases (+11.2%), ending a continuous decline since the beginning of the year.

Expenditures in household durables are stable with respect to August (+0.0%). Purchases in electronics are supported by the resumption of progressive shift to numeric TV broadcast after a summer break. On the contrary, furniture expenditures decrease.

Households durables were dynamic in July (+2.0%) and slightly decreased in August (–0.3%). July’s progression is imputable to consumers electronics and furnitures and is partly explained by sales calendar, focused on July this year.

Over the third quarter, households durables purchases increase by 1.0% after +2.9% in Q2.

Textile-leather: a historical quarterly growth

In September, expenditures in textile increase by 0.2% after a drop in August (–6.2%). Over the quarter these expenditures increased by 4.5% (after –2.1% in Q2) as sales started lately this year. Such a progression has not been seen since 1987 Q4.

Other manufactured goods: slight increase

Expenditures in other manufactured goods slightly increased in September (+0.1%) after a decrease in August (–0.3%). Over the quarter, these expenditures iincrease by 0.1%after +0.6% in Q2.

August growth of consumption in manufactured goods is not revised

In August, the change in consumption in manufactured goods is still estimated at –1.6%. The variation of expenditures in durables is upscaled by 0.1 point; car purchases are revised by –0.3 point and those in household durables by +0.3 point. Textile expenditures are downgraded by 0.1 point. Expenditures in other manufactured goods are also downgraded by 0.1 point.

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

english_trim – Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods
July August Sept. Sept.10/ Q3 10/
2010 2010 2010 Sept.09 Q2 10
Manufactured goods 22.397 22.030 22.368
Change (%) 2.8 –1.6 1.5 1.1 1.2
Durables 8.838 8.765 9.171
Change (%) 0.8 –0.8 4.6 1.6 1.0
Of which:
Automobiles 2.632 2.584 2.874
Change (%) –1.3 –1.8 11.2 –4.2 1.1
Household durables 6.535 6.536 6.537
Change (%) 2.5 0.0 0.0 7.2 1.0
Textile-leather 4.303 4.038 4.046
Change (%) 12.5 –6.2 0.2 2.7 4.5
Other manufactured goods 9.453 9.426 9.434
Change (%) 0.5 –0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1