In November, household consumption of goods picked up (+1.4%) because of a sharp rebound in expenditure on energy productsHousehold consumption expenditure on goods - November 2013

In November, household expenditure on goods increased by 1.4 % in volume*, after decreasing by 0.1% in October. This increase was mainly due to a decrease in expenditure on energy products (+7.5%). Expenditure on engineered goods have been increasing continuously since June.

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Paru le : 24/12/2013
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In November, household expenditure on goods increased by 1.4 % in volume*, after decreasing by 0.1% in October. This increase was mainly due to a decrease in expenditure on energy products (+7.5%). Expenditure on engineered goods have been increasing continuously since June.

Engineered goods : increasing again

Durables : slighlty decreasing

Household expenditure on durables weakened in November (-0.3%), after a 1.1% increase in October. This was attributable to a decrease in car purchases (-0.4%, after +1.4%) and in household durables (-0.3% after +0.9%). In total, consumption of durables increased by 1.7% compared to November 2012.

Textile-leather : rebound

In November, purchases on clothing, textile and leather bounced back (+3.3% after -0.4%). Cold temperatures may have been favourable to fall-winter clothing purchases. This rebound and the main driver of the engineered goods increase in November (+0.5% as in October).

Other engineered goods : slightly increasing

Consumption expenditure on other engineered goods slowed slightly in November (+0.1% after +0.2% in October), especially in purchases on hardware.

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

graph1_new_ang – Total consumption of goods

graph2_new_ang – Food and engineered goods

graph3_new_ang – Decomposition of engineered goods

After an increase in October (+1.5%), consumption in food products fell again in November (-0.6%), notably consumption on tobacco products.

Energy : sharply increasing

After a sharp decrease in October due to above average temperatures (–4.9%), household consumption of energy products bounced in November (+7.5%), which reflected this time the impact of below average temperatures on heating expenditure (electricity, gas, heating oil). However, motor fuel expenditure decreased.

The decrease in September is less significant

The decrease of household consumption on goods is revised down to -0.1% against -0.2% for the previous publication. This minor revision come from the integration of new information, in particular in electronic products, and from the updating of seasonal adjustment models.

– Households consumption expenditures on goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures on goods
Sept. Oct. Nov. Nov.13/
2013 2013 2013 Nov.12
Food products 14.744 14.971 14.882
Change (%) 0.0 1.5 –0.6 1.3
Engineered goods 20.607 20.719 20.831
Change (%) 0.2 0.5 0.5 1.7
Durables 10.815 10.935 10.905
Change (%) 0.7 1.1 –0.3 1.7
- of which automobiles 4.499 4.561 4.542
Change (%) 0.8 1.4 –0.4 0.5
- of which household durables 5.424 5.473 5.457
Change (%) 0.5 0.9 –0.3 3.5
Textile-leather 3.796 3.782 3.905
Change (%) –0.8 –0.4 3.3 1.8
Other engineered goods 6.003 6.017 6.026
Change (%) 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.5
Energy 6.373 6.062 6.519
Change (%) –0.7 –4.9 7.5 1.1
Petroleum products 3.887 3.686 3.900
Change (%) –1.0 –5.2 5.8 0.0
Total 41.691 41.647 42.216
Change (%) 0.0 –0.1 1.4 1.5
Manufactured goods 36.032 36.323 36.373
Change (%) –0.1 0.8 0.1 1.3

    graph4_new_ang – Energy