Households consumption of goods slightly increased in November (+0.2%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - november 2012

In November, households expenditure on goods increased by 0.2% in volume*, after a -0.1% decrease in October. This increase is mainly attributable to a rise in expenditures on energy products. Car and textile-leather purchases however decreased.

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No 322
Paru le : 28/12/2012
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In November, households expenditure on goods increased by 0.2% in volume*, after a -0.1% decrease in October. This increase is mainly attributable to a rise in expenditures on energy products. Car and textile-leather purchases however decreased.

Engineered goods : slightly decreasing

Durables: decreasing

After an increase in October (+0.9%), households expenditure on durable goods bounced back in November (-0.6%), mainly because of the decrease in expenditure on cars (-0.9%, after +1.1%). However purchases in household durables bounced (+0.6%, after -0.1%).

Textile-leather: also decreasing

Households consumption of textile and leather decreased in November (-0.8%, after -1.0%); in particular, purchases on textile (household linen, …) dropped.

Other engineered goods: slightly increasing

Consumption expenditure on other engineered goods slightly increased in November (+0.3%, after a stability in October). Expenditure on hardware especially rose.

graph1_new_ang – Total consumption of goods

graph2_new_ang – Food and engineered goods

graph3_new_ang – Decomposition of engineered goods

Food products: still decreasing

The decline in consumption of food products, which started in August, went on in November (–0.5% in October and in November).

Energy: increasing

After a stability increase in October, households consumption of energy products bounced in November (+2.7%). Consumption of energy for heating purposes (gas, electricity, fuel) is notably stimulated by slightly below average temperatures in the northern part of the country. Moreover, diesel oil consumption increased.

The evolutions of household consumption of goods in September and in October are scaled up by 0.1 point

The change of household consumption of goods is now estimated at +0.1% in September, instead of +0.0% estimated for the previous publication, and at -0.1% in October, instead of a -0.2% estimated for the previous publication

These revisions are mainly due to the integration of new information, notably regarding the expenditures on clothing and durable goods, the scaling up of energy indicators, 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
Sept. Oct. Nov. Nov.12/
2012 2012 2012 Nov.11
Food products 14.778 14.700 14.626
Change (%) –0.1 –0.5 –0.5 –1.3
Engineered goods 20.711 20.763 20.690
Change (%) 0.2 0.2 –0.3 –1.8
Of which:
Automobiles 4.680 4.732 4.690
Change (%) –2.1 1.1 –0.9 –8.3
Household durables 5.187 5.183 5.213
Change (%) 1.6 –0.1 0.6 3.6
Textile-leather 3.895 3.857 3.827
Change (%) 1.4 –1.0 –0.8 –2.6
Other engineered goods 5.993 5.992 6.010
Change (%) 0.6 0.0 0.3 1.3
Energy 6.411 6.411 6.584
Change (%) 0.1 0.0 2.7 6.5
Including petroleum products 3.900 3.908 3.997
Change (%) 0.3 0.2 2.3 4.9
Total 41.863 41.828 41.893
Change (%) 0.1 –0.1 0.2 –0.2
Manufactured goods 36.225 36.233 36.175
Change (%) 0.1 0.0 –0.2 –1.0

    graph4_new_ang – Energy