In February, households consumption in manufactured goods increased (+0.9%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - February 2011

In February, households consumption in manufactured goods increased by 0.9% in volume*, after having decreased by 0.3% in January.

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Paru le : 29/03/2011
Prochaine parution le : 29/11/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

In February, households consumption in manufactured goods increased by 0.9% in volume*, after having decreased by 0.3% in January.

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

Durables: rebound of car purchases

Expenditure in durables picked up in February (+1.0%) after –1.7% in January. This progression is partly due to the increase in car purchases (+1.0% after -6.4% in January) which is explained by a delayed effect of numerous orders at the end of 2010.

Expenditure in household durables (+0.9% after +2.5%) also contribute to this increase.

Textile-leather: sharp increase

In February, expenditure in textile increased by 4.2% after a decrease in January (-1.4%). This increase is partly imputable to sales calendar which have lasted longer in February than usual.

Other manufactured goods: slight decrease

In February, expenditure in other manufactured goods slightly decreased (-0.3%) after +1.3% in January. This decrease is mainly imputable to books, press, stationery products and clocks and jewellery.

January growth of consumption in manufactured goods is scaled down by 0.2 point

The growth of consumption in manufactured goods is now estimated at –0.3% (–0.5% initially announced). The variation of expenditure in durables is not revised; car purchases are revised by -0.1 point and those in household durables by +0.1 point. The change in consumption in textile expenditure is revised by +0.4 point. Expenditure in other manufactured goods are revised by +0.2 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
Dec. Janv. Feb. Feb.11/
2010 2011 2011 Feb.10
Manufactured goods 22.919 22.856 23.071
Change (%) 0.3 –0.3 0.9 5.5
Durables 9.873 9.707 9.800
Change (%) 3.3 –1.7 1.0 10.3
Of which:
Automobiles 3.385 3.169 3.202
Change (%) 8.2 –6.4 1.0 13.1
Household durables 6.534 6.698 6.756
Change (%) –0.7 2.5 0.9 8.3
Textile-leather 4.106 4.048 4.217
Change (%) –0.9 –1.4 4.2 8.9
Other manufactured goods 9.377 9.496 9.468
Change (%) –1.2 1.3 –0.3 1.2