Despite a decrease in June (-0.8%), households consumption of goods increased in the second quarter (+0.3%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - June 2013

In June, households expenditure on goods decreased by 0.8% in volume*, after a 0.7% increase in May. Over the second quarter, they increased by 0.3% (after –0.2% in Q1 2013). The decline in June was mainly attributable to a decrease in the consumption of energy products. Over the quarter, the growth in expenditure on durable goods and energy products offset the decline in consumption of food products.

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Paru le : 31/07/2013
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In June, households expenditure on goods decreased by 0.8% in volume*, after a 0.7% increase in May. Over the second quarter, they increased by 0.3% (after –0.2% in Q1 2013). The decline in June was mainly attributable to a decrease in the consumption of energy products. Over the quarter, the growth in expenditure on durable goods and energy products offset the decline in consumption of food products.

Engineered goods : increasing

Durables: slightly decreasing

After an increase in May (+0.8%), households expenditure on durable goods decreased in June (–0.3%). They rose over the second quarter (+1.8%, after –3.2% in Q1). Expenditure on cars were almost stable in June (–0.1%, after +0.9% in May), increasing over the quarter (+2.2% after –5.5% in Q1). Purchases in household durables declined in June as well (–0.3%, after +0.8% in May), but rose over the quarter (+1.7%, after –0.9% in Q1).

Textile-leather: bounce

After a decline in May (–2.8%), households consumption of textile and leather bounced in June (+4.6%). However, it decreased again over the quarter (–2.4%), after a fall in Q1 (–2.2%).

Other engineered goods: decreasing

Consumption expenditure on other engineered goods slightly declined in June (–0.3%, after +0.7% in May), particularly on hardware. They picked up over the second quarter (+0.7%), after a near-stability over the first quarter (–0.1%).

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

graph1_new_ang – Total consumption of goods

graph2_new_ang – Food and engineered goods

graph3_new_ang – Decomposition of engineered goods

Food products: downturn

Consumption of food products decreased in June (–0.6%), after a growth in May (+1.5%). It declined anew over the quarter (–1.2%, after +1.0% in Q1).

Energy: fall in June, sharp increase over the quarter

After five consecutive months of increase, linked to below average temperatures, households consumption of energy products weakened noticeably in June (–4.3%). It accelerated in spring (+2.4%), after an already estimated increase this past winter (+2.0%).

The May increase is scaled up by 0.2 point

The increase in consumption of goods is now estimated at +0.7% in May, instead of +0.5% for the previous estimation.

These revisions are mainly due to the integration of new information and to the reestimation of calendar and seasonal adjustment models, especially in energy expenditures.

– Households consumption expenditures on goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures on goods
Avril Mai Juin Juin 13/ Q2 13/
2013 2013 2013 Juin 12 Q1 13
Food products 14.591 14.805 14.721
Change (%) –3.4 1.5 –0.6 –1.1 –1.2
Engineered goods 20.315 20.324 20.459
change (%) 1.2 0.0 0.7 –0.5 0.6
Of which:
Automobiles 4.411 4.450 4.444
Change (%) 2.4 0.9 –0.1 –3.9 2.2
Household durables 5.327 5.370 5.357
Change (%) 0.5 0.8 –0.3 2.2 1.7
Textile-leather 3.728 3.623 3.791
Change (%) 1.7 –2.8 4.6 0.7 –2.4
Other engineered goods 5.960 6.000 5.985
Change (%) 0.5 0.7 –0.3 0.3 0.7
Energy 6.671 6.730 6.438
Change (%) 0.4 0.9 –4.3 0.4 2.4
Including petroleum products 4.040 4.117 3.923
Change (%) 1.8 1.9 –4.7 0.2 4.5
Total 41.635 41.939 41.614
Change (%) –0.7 0.7 –0.8 –0.5 0.3
Manufactured goods 35.740 36.065 35.907
Change (%) –0.5 0.9 –0.4 –0.8 0.4

    graph4_new_ang – Energy