In March, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased (-0.7%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - March 2011

In March, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 0.7% in volume*, after having increased by 0.9% in February. Over the first quarter, these expenditures increased by 1.2% after +1.8% in 2010 Q4.

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In March, households consumption in manufactured goods decreased by 0.7% in volume*, after having increased by 0.9% in February. Over the first quarter, these expenditures increased by 1.2% after +1.8% in 2010 Q4.

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

Durables: decreasing

Expenditure in durables decreased in March (-1.0%) after +0.9% in February. Over the quarter, they increased by 2.5%, after +6.3% in 2010 Q4. In particular, car purchases are declining (-1.6% after +0.9% in February). They remain nevertheless dynamic over the first quarter (+2.3%, after +14.5% in 2010 Q4).

Expenditure in household durables decreased in March as well (-0.6% after +0.9% in February) caused in particular by a drop of furniture pruchases. They remain dynamic over the quarter (+2.6% after +0.6%).

Textile-leather: decrease in March

In March, expenditure in textile decreased by 2.2% after a sharp increase in February (+4.1%), imputable to sales calendar which have lasted longer in February than usual. They increased over the first quarter (+0.8%, after -0.8% in 2010 Q4).

Other manufactured goods: slightly increasing

Expenditure in other manufactured goods slightly increased in March (+0.2%) after a decrease by 0.3% in February. The increase equals 0.5% over the quarter, after -0.1% at the end of 2010. Among these products, purchases of books, stationnery products and press notably step back.

February growth of consumption in manufactured goods is not revised

In February, the change in consumption in manufactured goods is still estimated at +0.9%. The variation of expenditure in durables is revised by -0.1 point; car purchases are revised by -0.1 point and those in household durables are not revised. The change in consumption in textile expenditure is revised by -0.1 point. Expenditure in other manufactured goods are not revised.

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
Janv. Févr. Mars Mars 11/ Q1 11/
2011 2011 2011 Mars 10 Q4 10
Manufactured goods 22.848 23.058 22.904
Change (%) –0.3 0.9 –0.7 2.6 1.2
Durables 9.693 9.780 9.683
Change (%) –1.8 0.9 –1.0 6.0 2.5
Of which:
Automobiles 3.156 3.184 3.134
Change (%) –6.7 0.9 –1.6 5.8 2.3
Household durables 6.700 6.762 6.723
Change (%) 2.6 0.9 –0.6 6.5 2.6
Textile-leather 4.046 4.212 4.121
Change (%) –1.4 4.1 –2.2 0.8 0.8
Other manufactured goods 9.501 9.474 9.489
Change (%) 1.3 –0.3 0.2 1.0 0.5