Despite September’s decrease (-0.5%), households’ consumption in goods slightly increased over the third quarter (+0.2%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - September 2011

In September, households’ expenditure in goods decreased by 0.5% in volume*, after having increased by 0.2% in August. Over the third quarter, they increased by 0.2% (after -1.9% in Q2). The decrease in September is mainly imputable to a fall of expenditures in energy and textile-leather .

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Paru le : 28/10/2011
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In September, households’ expenditure in goods decreased by 0.5% in volume*, after having increased by 0.2% in August. Over the third quarter, they increased by 0.2% (after -1.9% in Q2). The decrease in September is mainly imputable to a fall of expenditures in energy and textile-leather .

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

Engineered goods : slightly increasing

Durables : increasing

After a decrease in August , households’ expenditure in durables bounced in September (+1.9% after –0.3%). Over the third quarter, they increased by 0.4%, after –6.2% in Q2. This is notably due to an acceleration in car purchases (+2.8% in September, after +1.4% in August), driven up by the secondhand market, but also to purchases in household durables (+1.3% in September, after -2.7% in August). Over the quarter, expenditure in car purchases are stable (after -11.0% in Q2) and household durables rose (+0.4%, after -0.7%).

Textile-leather : sharply decreasing

Purchases in textile and leather declined again in September (-4.7% after -2.5% in August). They decreased by 1.2% over the quarter, after -0.5% in Q2.

Other engineered goods : slightly increasing

Expenditure in other engineered goods slightly increased in September (+0.2%, after -0.1% in August), and over the quarter (+0.2% after -0.3% in Q2).

graph1_new_ang – Total consumption of goods

graph2_new_ang – Food and engineered goods

graph3_new_ang – Decomposition of engineered goods

Food products : increasing

Households’ expenditure in food products accelerated in September (+0.5% after +0.2% in August), notably driven up by expenditures in tobacco, probably in anticipation of the price increase in October. However, food products’ consumption decreased over the third quarter (-0.9% with respect to Q2).

Energy : decreasing

After an increase in August (+2.8%), consumption of energy products decreased in September (-4.0%), in particular for petroleum products. Over the third quarter, it nevertheless increased by 3.3%, after -2.1% in Q2.

The increase of household consumption in goods in August is not revised

The increase of household consumption in goods in August is still estimated at +0.2%.

english_trim – Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in manufactured goods
Juillet Août Sept. Sept.11/ Q3 11/
2011 2011 2011 Sept.10 Q2 11/
Food products 14.560 14.591 14.671
Change (%) –0.5 0.2 0.5 0.3 –0.9
Engineered products 20.572 20.427 20.445
change (%) –0.3 –0.7 0.1 –1.4 –0.0
Of which:
Automobiles 4.654 4.718 4.848
Change (%) –1.8 1.4 2.8 –2.8 0.0
Household dura- bles 5.154 5.015 5.078
Change (%) –0.8 –2.7 1.3 1.9 0.4
Textile-leather 4.045 3.943 3.757
Change (%) 0.9 –2.5 –4.7 –7.3 –1.2
Other engineered goods 5.733 5.724 5.738
Change (%) 0.2 –0.1 0.2 0.8 0.2
Energy 6.470 6.652 6.388
Change (%) 0.1 2.8 –4.0 –4.4 3.3
Of which petroleum products 4.022 4.146 3.890
Change (%) 1.3 3.1 –6.2 –7.3 4.2
Total 41.551 41.650 41.457
Change (%) –0.3 0.2 –0.5 –1.3 0.2
Manufactured goods 36.055 36.073 36.008
Change (%) –0.4 0.0 –0.2 –1.0 –0.2

    graph4_new_ang – Energy