In January, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased (-0.5%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - January 2011

In January, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 0.5% in volume*, after having increased by 0.4% in December.

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Paru le : 25/02/2011
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In January, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 0.5% in volume*, after having increased by 0.4% in December.

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

Durables: expected decline in car purchases

Expenditure in durables decreased in January (-1.7%) after a sharp increase at the end of last year (+5.8% and +3.3% in November and December respectively). This decrease is mainly due to the decline in car purchases (-6.3% in January) before the end of the scrapage program, however, the after-effect is limited.

Expenditure in household durables increased with respect to December (+2.4%), caused in particular by dynamic purchases of furniture.

Textile-leather: new decrease in January

In January, expenditure in textile decreased by 1.8% after a decrease in December (-0.9%).

Other manufactured goods: increase

Expenditure in other manufactured goods increased in January (+1.1% after -1.1% in December). This increase is mainly imputable to clocks and jewellery expenditure and hardware purchases.

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

The growth of consumption in manufactured goods is now estimated at +0.4% (+0.6% initially announced). The variation of expenditure in durables is revised by –0.3 point; car purchases are revised by -0.5 point and those in household durables by -0.2 point. The change in consumption in textile expenditure is revised by +0.1 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
Nov. Déc. Janv. Janv.11/
2010 2010 2011 Janv.10
Manufactured goods 22.824 22.912 22.809
Change (%) 2.6 0.4 –0.5 2.4
Durables 9.548 9.862 9.691
Change (%) 5.8 3.3 –1.7 6.9
Of which:
Automobiles 3.128 3.381 3.166
Change (%) 13.3 8.1 –6.3 7.1
Household durables 6.572 6.527 6.683
Change (%) 0.3 –0.7 2.4 6.7
Textile-leather 4.143 4.107 4.032
Change (%) 2.6 –0.9 –1.8 –2.9
Other manufactured goods 9.484 9.378 9.481
Change (%) 0.4 –1.1 1.1 1.6