In June, households’ consumption in goods increased (+1.2%), but decreased over the quarter (-1.8%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - June 2011

In June, households’ expenditure in goods increased by 0.2% in volume*, after having decreased by 0.3% in May. Over the second quarter, they decreased by 1.8% (after +0.1% in Q1). The progression in June is mainly due to purchases in durables and textile-leather products.

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Paru le : 29/07/2011
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In June, households’ expenditure in goods increased by 0.2% in volume*, after having decreased by 0.3% in May. Over the second quarter, they decreased by 1.8% (after +0.1% in Q1). The progression in June is mainly due to purchases in durables and textile-leather products.

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

Engineered goods :

Durables :increasing

After a slight decrease in May, households’ expenditure in durables increased in June (+2.5%). However, over the second quarter, they decreased by 6.3%, after +2.2% in Q1.

Car purchases increased by 2.2% in June, but don’t compensate the previous months’ declines (-11.2% over the second quarter). Purchases in household durables increased in June as well (+3.8%, but –0.6% over the second quarter), in particular furniture purchases were driven up by sales calendar.

Textile-leather : increasing as well

In June, purchases in textile and leather increased (+4.3%) after a decrease in May (-3.5%). This increase is partly imputable to sales calendar which have begun very early this year. In the second quarter, this item decreased by 0.3%, after -0.9%.

Other engineered goods : slightly increased

Expenditures in other engineered goods slightly increased in June (+0.7%, after -1.2% in May). They slightly decreased over the second quarter (-0.2%, after +0.6% in Q1).

Food products : slightly decreasing

In June, households’ expenditure in food products decreased (–0.4% after -1.4% in May). This led to an overall slight decrease in the second quarter (-0.1%, after +0.2% in Q1).

Energy : increasing again

Consumption of energy products increased in June (+1.4%) after +5.0% in May. Over the second quarter, they decline nevertheless by 1.1% due to mild weather conditions in April.

english_trim – Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods
Avril Mai Juin Juin 11/ Q2 11/
2011 2011 2011 Juin 10 Q1 11/
Food products 14.891 14.682 14.628
Change (%) 1.4 –1.4 –0.4 0.2 –0.1
Engineered goods 20.544 20.265 20.738
Change (%) –2.8 –1.4 2.3 4.0 –3.3
Of which:
Automobiles 4.763 4.683 4.788
Change (%) –10.1 –1.7 2.2 0.9 –11.2
Household durables 5.002 5.007 5.196
Change (%) –1.8 0.1 3.8 6.7 –0.6
Textile-leather 4.021 3.881 4.046
Change (%) 1.6 –3.5 4.3 0.2 –0.3
Other engi- neered goods 5.757 5.688 5.729
Change (%) 0.3 –1.2 0.7 1.2 –0.2
Energy 6.113 6.416 6.503
Change (%) –4.3 5.0 1.4 –0.7 –1.1
Including petro leum products 3.748 3.968 4.007
Change (%) –4.8 5.9 1.0 –2.7 –1.2
Total 41.475 41.333 41.814
Change (%) –1.5 –0.3 1.2 1.8 –1.8
Manufactured goods 36.286 35.839 36.251
Change (%) –1.1 –1.2 1.1 2.2 –2.0