Household consumption of goods bounced back in November 2014 (+0.4% after -0.8%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - November 2014

In November 2014, household expenditure on goods increased by 0.4% in volume*, after a decrease of 0.8% in October. This rise was mainly due to purchases of textile, clothing and leather (+2.4% after +3.0% in October) and expenditure on energy products (+0.8% after –6.0% in October), purchases of manufactured goods were almost stable (+0.1% after +0.2%).

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No 297
Paru le : 23/12/2014
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

In November 2014, household expenditure on goods increased by 0.4% in volume*, after a decrease of 0.8% in October. This rise was mainly due to purchases of textile, clothing and leather (+2.4% after +3.0% in October) and expenditure on energy products (+0.8% after –6.0% in October), purchases of manufactured goods were almost stable (+0.1% after +0.2%).

Engineered goods : increasing

Durables: almost stable

In November, household expenditure on durable goods decelerated (+0.1% after +0.4%). Car purchases slipped (–1.2% after +0.3% in October) and expenditure on household durables accelerated (+1.4% after +0.9%).

Textile-leather: growing again

In November, purchases of textile, clothing and leather rose for the second month in a row (+2.4% after +3.0%). In September, they had reached their lowest level since October 2001.

Other engineered goods: accelerating slightly

Consumption expenditure on other engineered goods accelerated slightly in November (+0.6% after +0.4% in October). This result originated mainly from consumption of hardware.

[* 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 – Breakdown of engineered goods

Food products: almost stable

In November, consumption of food products was overall stable (–0.1%). Expenditure on tobacco products dipped.

Energy: modest recovery

After a fall in October (–6.0%), household consumption of energy products recovered in November (+0.8%). This upswing resulted mainly from a rise in gas and electricity consumption. Indeed, in spite of mild temperatures once again in November, the seasonal average deviation ended up being lower than in October, so that heating needs increased compared to October. Conversely, fuel expenditure decreased in November. Over the year, total expenditure on energy products dropped by 8.9%.

The change in October is scaled up by 0.1 points

Household consumption of goods in October 2014 is scaled upward by 0.1 points (–0.8% against –0.9% within the previous publication).

This revision is due to the integration of new information on indicators used, especially on housing durables, as well as the updating of the seasonal adjustment coefficients.

graph4_new_ang – Energy

tab1_eng – Household consumption expenditure on goods

In chained billion euros
Household consumption expenditure on goods
Sept. Oct. Nov. Nov.2014/
2014 2014 2014 Nov.2013
Food products 15.898 15.878 15.867
change (%) 0.4 –0.1 –0.1 0.2
Engineered goods 19.658 19.835 19.974
change (%) –1.7 0.9 0.7 1.1
Durables 9.958 9.994 10.002
change (%) 0.3 0.4 0.1 3.2
- of which automobiles 4.648 4.661 4.606
change (%) 0.7 0.3 –1.2 –1.1
- of which household durables 4.075 4.111 4.169
change (%) –0.8 0.9 1.4 9.8
Textile-leather 3.781 3.894 3.989
change (%) –7.7 3.0 2.4 –2.7
Other engineered goods 5.931 5.956 5.989
change (%) –0.7 0.4 0.6 0.5
Energy 7.075 6.648 6.703
change (%) –0.6 –6.0 0.8 –8.9
- including petroleum products 4.389 4.155 4.130
change (%) –0.9 –5.3 –0.6 –8.1
Total 42.638 42.311 42.493
change (%) –0.7 –0.8 0.4 –1.1
Manufactured goods 36.531 36.595 36.626
change (%) –0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2