In December 2010, car purchases spurred households’ consumption in manufactured goods again (+0.6%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - december 2010

In December, households’ consumption in manufactured goods increased by 0.6% in volume*, after having increased by 2.7% in November. Over the fourth quarter, these expenditures increased by 1.9%, after +1.2% in Q3. Over the year, consumption in manufactured goods is slightly more dynamic than in 2009 : +1.0% after +0.8%.

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Paru le : 25/01/2011
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In December, households’ consumption in manufactured goods increased by 0.6% in volume*, after having increased by 2.7% in November. Over the fourth quarter, these expenditures increased by 1.9%, after +1.2% in Q3. Over the year, consumption in manufactured goods is slightly more dynamic than in 2009 : +1.0% after +0.8%.

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

Durables: sharp increase in car purchases

In December, expenditures in durables increased (+3.6%) after a larger increase in November (+6.1%). Over the fourth quarter, these expenditures have increased by +6.6% after +1.0% in Q3.

This progression is imputable to car purchases (+8.6% after +14.1% in November, +15.4% over the quarter), rocketting before the scrappage program is cut off in January 1st. Nevertheless, the large drop in the first semester led to an overall decrease in 2010 : –3.0% after +7.9% in 2009.

Expenditures in household durables slightly decreased with respect to November (-0.5%), caused in particular by purchases in furnitures. Over the quarter, these purchases increased by +0.5%, and 2010 is quite dynamic (+7.1% after +5.4%).

Textile-leather: decrease in December

In December, expenditures in textile decreased by 1.0% after +2.7% in November. Over the fourth quarter, they decreased by 0.9% (after a sharp increase, +4.5% in Q3). 2010 renewed with growth (+1.8%), after two years of decline.

Other manufactured goods: decreasing as well

Expenditures in other manufactured goods decreased in December (-0.9% after +0.5% in November). This diminution is mainly imputable to hardware purchases. Over the last quarter, as over the entire year, this position is stable.

November growth of consumption in manufactured goods is slightly scaled down by 0.1 point

The growth of consumption in manufactured goods is now estimated at +2.7% (+2.8% initially announced). The variation of expenditures in durables is revised by –0.5 point; car purchases are revised by -0.8 point and those in household durables by -0.2 point. The change in consumption in textile expenditures is revised by -0.2 point. Expenditures in other manufactured goods are upgraded 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_trim – Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods
Oct. Nov. Dec. Dec.10/ Q4 10/
2010 2010 2010 Dec.09 Q3 10
Manufactured goods 22.243 22.847 22.981
Change (%) –0.6 2.7 0.6 0.4 1.9
Durables 9.011 9.561 9.908
Change (%) –1.7 6.1 3.6 0.9 6.6
Of which:
Automobiles 2.755 3.144 3.414
Change (%) –4.4 14.1 8.6 –2.9 15.4
Household durables 6.551 6.561 6.529
Change (%) 0.6 0.2 –0.5 4.7 0.5
Textile-leather 4.042 4.152 4.110
Change (%) –0.3 2.7 –1.0 1.5 –0.9
Other manufactured goods 9.438 9.485 9.403
Change (%) –0.1 0.5 –0.9 0.0 0.0