In October, households’ consumption in manufactured goods decreases (–0.7%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - October 2010

In October, households’ consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 0.7% in volume*, after having increased by 1.6% in August.

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Paru le : 26/11/2010
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In October, households’ consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 0.7% in volume*, after having increased by 1.6% in August.

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

Durables: drop in car purchases

In October, expenditures in durables decreased (–1.7%) after a sharp progression in September (+4.7%).

This reversal is imputable to the one of car purchases (–4.4% after +11.3%).

Expenditures in household durables slightly increase dwith respect to September (+0.6%). The shift to numeric TV broadcast of two other “régions” this month had no sizable impact on electronics purchases growth.

Textile-leather: decrease

In October, expenditures in textile decreased by 0.4% after a small increase in September (+0.2%).

Other manufactured goods: slight increase

Expenditures in other manufactured goods are stable in October after a small progression in September (+0.2%). In particular, purchases of books and stationery have slowed down.

September growth of consumption in manufactured goods is scaled up by 0.1 point

The growth of consumption in manufactured goods is now estimated at +1.6% (+1.5% initially announced). The variation of expenditures in durables is upscaled by 0.1 point; car purchases are revised by +0.1 point and those in household durables by +0.1 point. The change in consumption in textile expenditures is not revised. Expenditures in other manufactured goods are upgraded 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 – Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods
August Sept. Oct. Oct.10/
2010 2010 2010 Oct.09
Manufactured goods 22.037 22.393 22.247
Change (%) –1.6 1.6 –0.7 –0.3
Durables 8.772 9.185 9.026
Change (%) –0.8 4.7 –1.7 –0.5
Of which:
Automobiles 2.589 2.882 2.754
Change (%) –1.7 11.3 –4.4 –7.6
Household durables 6.537 6.542 6.578
Change (%) 0,0 0.1 0.6 6.2
Textile-leather 4.035 4.043 4.026
Change (%) –6.2 0.2 –0.4 –0.6
Other manufactured goods 9.430 9.449 9.445
Change (%) –0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0