In October, households’ consumption in goods is stableHousehold consumption expenditure on goods - October 2011

In October, households’ expenditure in goods were stable in volume*, after having increased by 0.2% in September. On the one hand, consumption of textile and leather bounced. But on the other hand, expenditure in energy products and car purchases decreased.

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No 290
Paru le : 30/11/2011
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In October, households’ expenditure in goods were stable in volume*, after having increased by 0.2% in September. On the one hand, consumption of textile and leather bounced. But on the other hand, expenditure in energy products and car purchases decreased.

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

Engineered goods : increasing

Durables : slightly decreasing

Households’ expenditure in durables slightly decreased in October (–0.2%), after the increase in September(+1.7%). This is due to car purchases which declined on the new and second hand markets (–1.0% after +2.3% in September). This decrease is partly offset by the increase of expenditure in household durables.

Textile-leather : sharply increasing

Purchases in textile and leather bounced in October (+3.8%) after a decrease during the summer (–0.9% in August and –2.6% in September).

Other engineered goods : increasing

Consumption expenditure in other engineered goods accelerated in October (+0.9%, after +0.2% in September), notably expenditure in hardware.

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 in food products slightly decreased in October (–0.3% after +0.6% in September), notably the one in tobacco. Indeed, a price increase in October had led households to anticipate their purchases in September.

Energy : decreasing

Consumption of energy products decreased again in October (–2.0% after –3.1% in September), because of mild temperatures in comparison with normal seasonal levels.

The decrease of household consumption in goods in September is revised to –0.2% instead of –0.5%.

The decrease of household consumption in goods is now estimated at –0.2% in September, instead of –0.5%.

This revision is notably due to the integration of new information concerning expenditure in energy products, as well as the revision of seasonality linked to the new processing of sales in textile and leather prices.

tab1_eng – Households consumption expenditures in goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in goods
Août Sept. Oct. Oct.11/
2011 2011 2011 Oct.10
Food products 14.599 14.684 14.643
Change (%) 0.2 0.6 –0.3 –0.3
Engineered goods 20.383 20.461 20.652
change (%) –0.3 0.4 0.9 0.5
Of which:
Automobiles 4.738 4.849 4.800
Change (%) 1.8 2.3 –1.0 –2.0
Household durables 5.007 5.064 5.120
Change (%) –2.8 1.2 1.1 2.2
Textile-leather 3.879 3.777 3.921
Change (%) –0.9 –2.6 3.8 –0.3
Other engineered goods 5.730 5.745 5.798
Change (%) –0.1 0.2 0.9 1.8
Energy 6.601 6.394 6.269
Change (%) 2.6 –3.1 –2.0 –5.9
Including petroleum products 4.100 3.915 3.828
Change (%) 2.8 –4.5 –2.2 –6.9
Total 41.561 41.493 41.489
Change (%) 0.4 –0.2 0.0 –0.9
Manufactured goods 35.988 36.019 36.127
Change (%) 0.3 0.1 0.3 –0.2

    graph4_new_ang – Energy