In February 2013, Households consumption of goods slightly decreased (-0.2%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - February 2013

In February, households expenditure on goods decreased by 0.2% in volume*, after a 0.8% decrease in January. This decrease is mainly attributable to a fall in textile-leather purchases.

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No 72
Paru le : 29/03/2013
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In February, households expenditure on goods decreased by 0.2% in volume*, after a 0.8% decrease in January. This decrease is mainly attributable to a fall in textile-leather purchases.

Engineered goods : decreasing

Durables: increasing

After a sharp decrease in January (-7.1%), households expenditure on durable goods increased in February (+0.9%). Car purchases, which fell in January (-11.5%) due to households expecting a strenghtening of penalties on the purchase of polluting cars from January 1st, slightly recovered in February (+2.4%). However, purchases in household durables decreased again in February (-0.9%, after -3.0%).

Textile-leather: sharply decreasing

In February, Households consumption of textile and leather declined by 6.1% after an increase in January (+3.5%).

Other engineered goods: slightly decreasing

In February, consumption expenditure on other engineered goods slightly decreased (-0.2% after –0.1% in January). Expenditure on hardware sharply decreased while consumption of health products were flat.

[* 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: slightly decreasing

Consumption of food products, which flattened in December (+0.1%) and slighlty increased in January (+0.3%), slightly decreased in February (–0.4%).

Energy: increasing

Households consumption of energy products increased again in February (+1.9% after +1.6% in January), due to below average temperatures.

The evolutions of household consumption of goods in January is scaled down by 0.1 point

The change of household consumption of goods is now estimated at –0.9% in January, instead of –0.8% estimated for the previous publication.

These revisions are mainly due to the integration of new information, notably regarding the expenditures on household durables, as well as the updating of the seasonal adjustment coefficients.

tab1_eng – Households consumption expenditures on goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures on goods
Déc. Janv. Févr. Févr.13/
2012 2013 2013 Févr.12
Food products 14.620 14.670 14.615
Change (%) 0.1 0.3 –0.4 –3.1
Engineered goods 21.140 20.521 20.338
change (%) 2.0 –2.9 –0.9 –1.6
Of which:
Automobiles 4.921 4.353 4.456
Change (%) 5.6 –11.5 2.4 –3.4
Household durables 5.470 5.308 5.259
Change (%) 3.0 –3.0 –0.9 1.6
Textile-leather 3.829 3.962 3.721
Change (%) –0.4 3.5 –6.1 –5.7
Other engineered goods 6.011 6.006 5.993
Change (%) 0.3 –0.1 –0.2 0.0
Energy 6.304 6.406 6.526
Change (%) –3.3 1.6 1.9 –5.8
Including petroleum products 3.822 3.854 3.895
Change (%) –3.4 0.8 1.1 –5.8
Total 41.961 41.572 41.497
Change (%) 0.3 –0.9 –0.2 –2.9
Manufactured goods 36.431 35.875 35.621
Change (%) 0.7 –1.5 –0.7 –2.5

    graph4_new_ang – Energy