Insee conjoncture
29 mai 2019
N° 2019-138

Household consumption expenditure on goods recovered in April (+0.8%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - April 2019

In April 2019, household expenditure on goods increased by 0.8% in volume*, after two consecutive months of decline (−0.3% in March and −0.5% in February). This increase was driven by a rebound in energy consumption (+4.0%) and, to a lesser extent, food consumption (+0.8%). Purchases of manufactured goods fell slightly (−0.4%) for the first time this year.

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No 138
Paru le : 29/05/2019
Prochaine parution le : 28/06/2019 at 08:45 - May 2019

In April 2019, household expenditure on goods increased by 0.8% in volume*, after two consecutive months of decline (−0.3% in March and −0.5% in February). This increase was driven by a rebound in energy consumption (+4.0%) and, to a lesser extent, food consumption (+0.8%). Purchases of manufactured goods fell slightly (−0.4%) for the first time this year.

Total consumption of goods

Total consumption of goods
Monthly data
2009-01 45.342
2009-02 44.676
2009-03 44.457
2009-04 44.949
2009-05 45.347
2009-06 45.429
2009-07 45.067
2009-08 44.705
2009-09 45.284
2009-10 45.385
2009-11 45.377
2009-12 46.073
2010-01 45.738
2010-02 45.449
2010-03 45.806
2010-04 45.472
2010-05 45.688
2010-06 45.309
2010-07 45.862
2010-08 45.541
2010-09 45.887
2010-10 45.919
2010-11 46.505
2010-12 46.735
2011-01 46.72
2011-02 46.962
2011-03 46.603
2011-04 45.618
2011-05 45.491
2011-06 45.72
2011-07 45.63
2011-08 45.915
2011-09 45.8
2011-10 45.644
2011-11 45.66
2011-12 45.557
2012-01 45.653
2012-02 46.326
2012-03 45.541
2012-04 45.57
2012-05 45.536
2012-06 45.681
2012-07 45.588
2012-08 45.418
2012-09 45.358
2012-10 45.419
2012-11 45.388
2012-12 45.317
2013-01 45.206
2013-02 45.498
2013-03 45.774
2013-04 45.416
2013-05 45.642
2013-06 45.256
2013-07 45.409
2013-08 45.19
2013-09 45.274
2013-10 45.339
2013-11 46.059
2013-12 45.943
2014-01 45.133
2014-02 44.974
2014-03 45.108
2014-04 45.031
2014-05 45.271
2014-06 45.381
2014-07 45.38
2014-08 45.586
2014-09 45.338
2014-10 45.345
2014-11 45.435
2014-12 46.003
2015-01 46.234
2015-02 46.136
2015-03 45.803
2015-04 45.986
2015-05 45.878
2015-06 46.377
2015-07 46.51
2015-08 46.3
2015-09 46.487
2015-10 46.544
2015-11 45.669
2015-12 46.614
2016-01 46.945
2016-02 46.708
2016-03 47.075
2016-04 47.08
2016-05 46.878
2016-06 46.934
2016-07 46.593
2016-08 46.822
2016-09 46.777
2016-10 47.507
2016-11 47.436
2016-12 47.487
2017-01 47.758
2017-02 47.261
2017-03 47.087
2017-04 47.223
2017-05 47.793
2017-06 47.675
2017-07 47.896
2017-08 47.67
2017-09 48.247
2017-10 47.167
2017-11 48.211
2017-12 47.974
2018-01 47.02
2018-02 48.25
2018-03 48.177
2018-04 46.983
2018-05 47.517
2018-06 47.633
2018-07 47.508
2018-08 47.671
2018-09 47.088
2018-10 47.635
2018-11 47.537
2018-12 46.82
2019-01 47.519
2019-02 47.302
2019-03 47.139
2019-04 47.527

Total consumption of goods

  • Source: INSEE.

Energy: clear rebound

In April, energy consumption rebounded after two consecutive months of decline. Gas and electricity consumption was on the rise, due in particular to a return to seasonal temperatures in April, after relatively mild ones in February and March. Expenditure on refined products also increased (+1.3%), particularly on diesel.

Breakdown of energy

Breakdown of energy
Refined Products Energy, water, waste
2009-01 4.397 4.862
2009-02 4.352 4.752
2009-03 4.323 4.571
2009-04 4.364 4.648
2009-05 4.339 4.562
2009-06 4.311 4.545
2009-07 4.275 4.576
2009-08 4.072 4.592
2009-09 4.166 4.571
2009-10 4.152 4.553
2009-11 4.188 4.389
2009-12 4.288 4.657
2010-01 4.064 4.907
2010-02 4.294 4.79
2010-03 4.154 4.708
2010-04 4.259 4.634
2010-05 4.143 4.722
2010-06 4.101 4.605
2010-07 4.185 4.586
2010-08 4.12 4.61
2010-09 4.182 4.641
2010-10 4.176 4.735
2010-11 4.163 4.707
2010-12 4.07 5.017
2011-01 4.203 4.588
2011-02 4.171 4.468
2011-03 4.096 4.485
2011-04 4.027 4.147
2011-05 3.862 4.497
2011-06 4.015 4.5
2011-07 4.018 4.54
2011-08 4.175 4.563
2011-09 4.056 4.507
2011-10 4.012 4.459
2011-11 3.973 4.396
2011-12 3.846 4.419
2012-01 4.039 4.465
2012-02 4.071 5.284
2012-03 4.003 4.215
2012-04 3.955 4.956
2012-05 4.052 4.519
2012-06 4.117 4.556
2012-07 3.992 4.545
2012-08 3.956 4.557
2012-09 3.945 4.578
2012-10 3.973 4.578
2012-11 4.023 4.708
2012-12 3.849 4.512
2013-01 3.899 4.699
2013-02 3.981 4.844
2013-03 3.98 4.929
2013-04 4.045 4.983
2013-05 4.092 4.793
2013-06 3.885 4.688
2013-07 3.895 4.602
2013-08 3.865 4.551
2013-09 3.827 4.56
2013-10 3.857 4.265
2013-11 3.891 4.82
2013-12 3.898 4.501
2014-01 3.824 4.24
2014-02 3.793 4.255
2014-03 3.821 4.163
2014-04 3.807 4.146
2014-05 3.76 4.39
2014-06 3.863 4.315
2014-07 3.83 4.346
2014-08 3.88 4.345
2014-09 3.879 4.286
2014-10 3.866 4.008
2014-11 3.764 4.132
2014-12 3.966 4.31
2015-01 3.871 4.44
2015-02 3.866 4.613
2015-03 3.84 4.322
2015-04 3.892 4.223
2015-05 3.844 4.261
2015-06 3.876 4.316
2015-07 4.014 4.349
2015-08 3.891 4.335
2015-09 3.925 4.405
2015-10 3.865 4.646
2015-11 3.769 4.136
2015-12 4.023 3.885
2016-01 3.911 4.236
2016-02 3.968 4.363
2016-03 3.979 4.488
2016-04 3.927 4.626
2016-05 4.162 4.405
2016-06 3.667 4.445
2016-07 3.916 4.379
2016-08 3.993 4.383
2016-09 3.955 4.327
2016-10 3.962 4.647
2016-11 4.023 4.532
2016-12 3.984 4.456
2017-01 3.983 4.833
2017-02 3.911 4.202
2017-03 3.904 4.011
2017-04 3.926 4.288
2017-05 3.996 4.393
2017-06 3.969 4.363
2017-07 3.994 4.384
2017-08 3.96 4.405
2017-09 4.132 4.479
2017-10 3.769 4.221
2017-11 3.923 4.535
2017-12 4.051 4.535
2018-01 3.859 4.076
2018-02 3.938 4.888
2018-03 4.021 4.666
2018-04 3.954 4.153
2018-05 3.933 4.287
2018-06 3.949 4.313
2018-07 3.878 4.343
2018-08 3.906 4.339
2018-09 3.858 4.287
2018-10 3.97 4.268
2018-11 3.939 4.361
2018-12 3.747 4.223
2019-01 3.964 4.509
2019-02 3.96 4.244
2019-03 3.869 4.123
2019-04 3.92 4.39

Breakdown of energy

  • Source: INSEE.

Food products: rebound

In April, food consumption increased (+0.8%), after three consecutive months of decline. This rebound is mainly explained by the dynamism of agri-food product purchases, in particular the consumption of meat and other processed products.

Food products, engineered goods and energy

Food products, engineered goods and energy
Food products Energy Engineered goods
2009-01 16.443 9.253 19.735
2009-02 16.333 9.103 19.338
2009-03 16.127 8.906 19.488
2009-04 16.481 9.021 19.53
2009-05 16.483 8.916 19.991
2009-06 16.533 8.87 20.063
2009-07 16.505 8.857 19.759
2009-08 16.672 8.649 19.446
2009-09 16.641 8.734 19.946
2009-10 16.66 8.702 20.05
2009-11 16.499 8.592 20.283
2009-12 16.682 8.946 20.468
2010-01 16.605 8.987 20.188
2010-02 16.633 9.092 19.812
2010-03 16.699 8.871 20.257
2010-04 16.684 8.897 19.94
2010-05 16.807 8.875 20.046
2010-06 16.874 8.713 19.76
2010-07 16.898 8.777 20.201
2010-08 16.867 8.738 19.961
2010-09 16.895 8.83 20.185
2010-10 16.991 8.92 20.057
2010-11 16.966 8.879 20.656
2010-12 17.048 9.105 20.615
2011-01 17.013 8.804 20.89
2011-02 17.04 8.654 21.221
2011-03 16.974 8.594 20.994
2011-04 17.016 8.193 20.364
2011-05 16.992 8.364 20.121
2011-06 16.907 8.525 20.279
2011-07 16.953 8.567 20.116
2011-08 16.944 8.751 20.237
2011-09 17.017 8.574 20.211
2011-10 16.963 8.482 20.192
2011-11 16.963 8.38 20.294
2011-12 16.721 8.272 20.513
2012-01 16.976 8.515 20.152
2012-02 17.003 9.317 20.025
2012-03 16.911 8.242 20.361
2012-04 16.958 8.885 19.741
2012-05 16.864 8.58 20.083
2012-06 17.072 8.684 19.929
2012-07 17.096 8.54 19.952
2012-08 17.113 8.513 19.796
2012-09 17.018 8.521 19.82
2012-10 16.937 8.55 19.929
2012-11 16.835 8.726 19.831
2012-12 16.899 8.355 20.049
2013-01 16.934 8.583 19.691
2013-02 17.105 8.807 19.594
2013-03 17.351 8.885 19.55
2013-04 16.724 9.005 19.69
2013-05 17.096 8.88 19.673
2013-06 16.979 8.558 19.721
2013-07 17.125 8.488 19.798
2013-08 16.995 8.408 19.787
2013-09 17.07 8.376 19.828
2013-10 17.206 8.134 19.996
2013-11 17.271 8.687 20.102
2013-12 17.145 8.397 20.394
2014-01 17.078 8.064 19.991
2014-02 16.959 8.046 19.969
2014-03 17.121 7.987 19.999
2014-04 17.085 7.955 19.991
2014-05 17.188 8.141 19.942
2014-06 17.159 8.176 20.046
2014-07 17.035 8.172 20.172
2014-08 17.159 8.224 20.204
2014-09 17.254 8.165 19.92
2014-10 17.225 7.884 20.236
2014-11 17.242 7.898 20.294
2014-12 17.273 8.279 20.45
2015-01 17.305 8.311 20.618
2015-02 17.225 8.479 20.432
2015-03 17.214 8.162 20.426
2015-04 17.349 8.115 20.522
2015-05 17.303 8.105 20.47
2015-06 17.41 8.192 20.775
2015-07 17.357 8.363 20.79
2015-08 17.357 8.226 20.717
2015-09 17.258 8.329 20.9
2015-10 17.305 8.511 20.728
2015-11 17.36 7.905 20.404
2015-12 17.557 7.908 21.149
2016-01 17.474 8.14 21.327
2016-02 17.484 8.328 20.898
2016-03 17.432 8.471 21.177
2016-04 17.261 8.57 21.259
2016-05 17.335 8.553 20.999
2016-06 17.397 8.136 21.397
2016-07 17.388 8.296 20.91
2016-08 17.451 8.372 21.001
2016-09 17.529 8.277 20.97
2016-10 17.524 8.625 21.366
2016-11 17.454 8.558 21.43
2016-12 17.44 8.441 21.61
2017-01 17.48 8.851 21.451
2017-02 17.489 8.099 21.661
2017-03 17.513 7.885 21.666
2017-04 17.512 8.207 21.497
2017-05 17.572 8.384 21.837
2017-06 17.571 8.326 21.775
2017-07 17.537 8.372 21.987
2017-08 17.352 8.365 21.958
2017-09 17.533 8.6 22.125
2017-10 17.437 7.991 21.723
2017-11 17.639 8.472 22.102
2017-12 17.36 8.588 22.04
2018-01 17.386 7.924 21.707
2018-02 17.532 8.851 21.869
2018-03 17.552 8.697 21.93
2018-04 16.861 8.094 22.042
2018-05 17.289 8.215 22.019
2018-06 17.293 8.257 22.09
2018-07 17.318 8.222 21.973
2018-08 17.205 8.243 22.234
2018-09 17.037 8.144 21.917
2018-10 17.243 8.23 22.173
2018-11 17.131 8.298 22.119
2018-12 17.188 7.972 21.661
2019-01 17.063 8.473 21.985
2019-02 17.035 8.202 22.084
2019-03 16.9 7.989 22.29
2019-04 17.028 8.309 22.209

Food products, engineered goods and energy

  • Source: INSEE.

Engineered goods: slight drop

In April, spending on manufactured goods fell slightly (−0.4%) for the first time this year. In particular, purchases of textile-clothing fell (−1.5%).

Durables: stability

Consumption of durable goods was stable in April (+0.0%): the increase in housing equipement purchases (+0.5%) was offset by a decline in transport equipment consumption (−0.4%, partly extrapolated in April because of the temporary unavailability of car registrations data).

Textile-clothing: sharp decline

Expenditure on textile-clothing fell in April (−1.5%), after four consecutive months of increase. Clothing and shoes consumption fell sharply.

Other engineered goods: slight drop

In April, the consumption of "other manufactured goods" fell slightly (−0.3% after +0.0% in March), due to a decline in DIY spending.

Breakdown of engineered goods

Breakdown of engineered goods
Transport equipment Clothing Other engineered goods Household durables
2009-01 5.582 4.581 5.779 2.619
2009-02 5.531 4.291 5.717 2.596
2009-03 5.587 4.397 5.71 2.605
2009-04 5.648 4.34 5.696 2.625
2009-05 6.12 4.354 5.739 2.633
2009-06 5.85 4.559 5.737 2.68
2009-07 5.793 4.284 5.755 2.691
2009-08 5.664 4.118 5.722 2.697
2009-09 5.856 4.355 5.764 2.728
2009-10 5.897 4.451 5.776 2.71
2009-11 6.298 4.328 5.771 2.706
2009-12 6.319 4.415 5.811 2.727
2010-01 5.908 4.502 5.796 2.747
2010-02 5.721 4.245 5.828 2.763
2010-03 5.916 4.418 5.866 2.797
2010-04 5.567 4.407 5.925 2.774
2010-05 5.587 4.337 5.923 2.877
2010-06 5.593 4.124 5.959 2.804
2010-07 5.538 4.65 5.973 2.766
2010-08 5.332 4.433 5.966 2.907
2010-09 5.602 4.436 5.998 2.866
2010-10 5.579 4.367 6.011 2.829
2010-11 6.111 4.467 6.03 2.827
2010-12 6.138 4.439 6.016 2.81
2011-01 6.266 4.371 6.064 2.925
2011-02 6.354 4.52 6.07 3.012
2011-03 6.231 4.432 6.084 2.987
2011-04 5.596 4.502 6.107 2.876
2011-05 5.486 4.36 6.086 2.88
2011-06 5.488 4.422 6.109 2.936
2011-07 5.491 4.248 6.101 2.944
2011-08 5.544 4.305 6.115 2.949
2011-09 5.597 4.265 6.106 2.929
2011-10 5.525 4.326 6.122 2.914
2011-11 5.753 4.286 6.121 2.868
2011-12 5.686 4.331 6.119 3.051
2012-01 5.437 4.375 6.097 2.95
2012-02 5.321 4.265 6.129 3.03
2012-03 5.53 4.481 6.121 2.959
2012-04 5.31 3.981 6.068 3.056
2012-05 5.418 4.288 6.098 3.018
2012-06 5.309 4.119 6.132 3.043
2012-07 5.219 4.245 6.147 3.04
2012-08 5.2 4.224 6.097 2.983
2012-09 5.075 4.336 6.112 3.007
2012-10 5.146 4.329 6.125 3.029
2012-11 5.108 4.254 6.103 3.063
2012-12 5.359 4.254 6.122 3.038
2013-01 4.988 4.285 6.114 3.027
2013-02 4.984 4.209 6.114 3.003
2013-03 4.89 4.178 6.112 3.069
2013-04 4.943 4.217 6.145 3.086
2013-05 5.017 4.114 6.165 3.078
2013-06 4.97 4.227 6.135 3.092
2013-07 5.0 4.275 6.165 3.068
2013-08 5.037 4.177 6.161 3.113
2013-09 5.01 4.23 6.172 3.129
2013-10 5.086 4.271 6.18 3.159
2013-11 5.129 4.364 6.198 3.123
2013-12 5.484 4.241 6.2 3.185
2014-01 4.88 4.39 6.213 3.182
2014-02 5.037 4.283 6.216 3.117
2014-03 4.975 4.357 6.245 3.124
2014-04 5.049 4.248 6.245 3.139
2014-05 4.863 4.266 6.23 3.264
2014-06 4.948 4.334 6.236 3.228
2014-07 4.928 4.366 6.251 3.301
2014-08 4.974 4.275 6.297 3.339
2014-09 4.929 4.038 6.285 3.34
2014-10 5.045 4.231 6.295 3.336
2014-11 5.0 4.301 6.319 3.343
2014-12 4.989 4.359 6.346 3.413
2015-01 5.004 4.502 6.381 3.393
2015-02 4.951 4.336 6.407 3.396
2015-03 5.011 4.302 6.4 3.363
2015-04 5.033 4.403 6.407 3.347
2015-05 5.051 4.302 6.403 3.36
2015-06 5.219 4.418 6.427 3.371
2015-07 5.225 4.361 6.41 3.453
2015-08 5.12 4.397 6.404 3.479
2015-09 5.231 4.377 6.457 3.499
2015-10 5.191 4.353 6.426 3.459
2015-11 5.194 4.119 6.413 3.378
2015-12 5.299 4.302 6.436 3.771
2016-01 5.33 4.626 6.452 3.582
2016-02 5.343 4.185 6.47 3.6
2016-03 5.451 4.219 6.472 3.728
2016-04 5.412 4.226 6.472 3.859
2016-05 5.349 4.238 6.482 3.621
2016-06 5.365 4.494 6.474 3.76
2016-07 5.374 4.264 6.481 3.494
2016-08 5.478 4.229 6.474 3.54
2016-09 5.522 4.107 6.469 3.569
2016-10 5.531 4.435 6.489 3.602
2016-11 5.776 4.259 6.509 3.574
2016-12 5.874 4.324 6.52 3.589
2017-01 5.652 4.356 6.542 3.604
2017-02 5.683 4.467 6.514 3.69
2017-03 5.729 4.435 6.538 3.657
2017-04 5.684 4.308 6.519 3.682
2017-05 5.846 4.455 6.513 3.713
2017-06 5.904 4.283 6.549 3.735
2017-07 5.927 4.391 6.557 3.795
2017-08 5.882 4.408 6.576 3.774
2017-09 5.853 4.579 6.587 3.793
2017-10 5.91 4.185 6.562 3.75
2017-11 5.854 4.432 6.596 3.895
2017-12 6.042 4.362 6.58 3.742
2018-01 5.767 4.296 6.571 3.747
2018-02 5.871 4.367 6.562 3.763
2018-03 5.959 4.286 6.575 3.787
2018-04 6.007 4.417 6.595 3.698
2018-05 6.05 4.284 6.583 3.789
2018-06 6.034 4.274 6.584 3.883
2018-07 5.928 4.306 6.599 3.83
2018-08 6.123 4.335 6.606 3.841
2018-09 5.998 4.169 6.6 3.823
2018-10 6.093 4.277 6.61 3.864
2018-11 5.96 4.272 6.592 3.97
2018-12 5.663 4.277 6.591 3.823
2019-01 5.866 4.288 6.616 3.913
2019-02 5.885 4.313 6.639 3.939
2019-03 6.03 4.336 6.639 3.96
2019-04 6.009 4.271 6.62 3.979

Breakdown of engineered goods

  • Source: INSEE.

The variation in March 2019 was revised downwards

Compared to the previous estimation, the change of household expenditure on goods in March 2019 was revised downwards: −0.3% instead of −0.1%. Indeed, new information has been integrated and the seasonal adjustment coefficients have been updated.

Household consumption expenditure on goods

Changes in %. TD-SA
Household consumption expenditure on goods (Changes in %. TD-SA )
Weight (1) Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019 Apr 19 / Apr 18 Q / Q-1 (2)
Food products 37 -0.2 -0.8 0.8 1.0 -0.8
- excl. Tobacco 34 -0.1 -0.1 0.7 1.6 -0.4
Engineered goods 44 0.4 0.9 -0.4 0.8 1.2
- Durables 22 0.5 1.7 0.0 2.6 1.9
Including :
- Transport equipment 12 0.3 2.5 -0.4 0.0 2.5
- Household durables 7 0.6 0.5 0.5 7.6 1.5
- Textile-clothing 9 0.6 0.5 -1.5 -3.3 0.6
- Other engineered goods 13 0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.4 0.5
Energy 18 -3.2 -2.6 4.0 2.7 -1.0
- Energy. water. waste 10 -5.9 -2.9 6.5 5.7 -2.6
- Refined Products 9 -0.1 -2.3 1.3 -0.9 0.9
Total 100 -0.5 -0.3 0.8 1.2 0.1
- Including Manufactured goods 84 0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.7 0.3
  • (1) Weighting in the consumption expenditure on goods in value in 2017
  • (2) Last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

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*Volumes are measured at chain-link previous year prices (2014 euro billions) and all figures are trading-day and seasonally adjusted.

Scope and definition - Consumption expenditure on goods is compliant with the national-accounts definition (NAF Rev. 2). In 2010, they accounted for half of total households’ consumption expenditure. They are divided into three main items:

Food: products of agriculture, forestry and fishing (AZ), food, drinks and tobacco (C1)

Energy: mining products, as well as water, gas, electricity and air conditioning, sanitation and waste management (DE), and refined and coked products (C2).

Engineered goods: computers, electronic, electrical and optical goods (C3), transport equipment (C4), textiles and clothing, products made of leather, wood, paper, metals, plastic, rubber, chemicals, minerals, furniture, hardware, drugs (C5). Within this heading are distinguished “durable” goods which include transport equipment, household durables (furniture, household appliances, etc.) and other durable goods (jewelry, watches, glasses, medical devices, etc.).

The manufactured goods correspond with all the products C1, C2, C3, C4, C5.

Sources: This indicator is the compilation of a variety of statistical sources issued by the Bank of France, the French Federation of Automobile Manufacturers (CCFA), the Department of Data and Statistical Studies (SDES), the French Institute of Fashion (IFM), the National Health-Insurance Administration (CNAM), the National Federation of Rubber and Plastics Industries (SNCP), the Board of Oil (CPDP), GFK, Logista, the International Union Committee of Automobile and Motorcycle (CSIAM), etc. Figures are seasonally and trading-days adjusted (TD-SA).

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