Insee conjoncture
28 juin 2019
N° 2019-169

Household consumption expenditure on goods increased again in May (+0.4%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - May 2019

In May 2019, household consumption expenditure on goods increased again in volume*, +0,4% after +0.3%. In particular, energy consumption rose slightly (+0.6%) and manufactured good purchases rebounded (+0.6% after −1.5%).

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No 169
Paru le : 28/06/2019
Prochaine parution le : 30/07/2019 at 08:45 - June 2019

In May 2019, household consumption expenditure on goods increased again in volume*, +0,4% after +0.3%. In particular, energy consumption rose slightly (+0.6%) and manufactured good purchases rebounded (+0.6% after −1.5%).

Total consumption of goods

Total consumption of goods
Monthly data
2009-01 45.346
2009-02 44.68
2009-03 44.461
2009-04 44.95
2009-05 45.343
2009-06 45.428
2009-07 45.072
2009-08 44.71
2009-09 45.287
2009-10 45.4
2009-11 45.381
2009-12 46.032
2010-01 45.733
2010-02 45.443
2010-03 45.821
2010-04 45.471
2010-05 45.692
2010-06 45.308
2010-07 45.869
2010-08 45.549
2010-09 45.899
2010-10 45.931
2010-11 46.514
2010-12 46.682
2011-01 46.719
2011-02 46.952
2011-03 46.619
2011-04 45.623
2011-05 45.49
2011-06 45.723
2011-07 45.636
2011-08 45.921
2011-09 45.81
2011-10 45.653
2011-11 45.669
2011-12 45.505
2012-01 45.659
2012-02 46.315
2012-03 45.555
2012-04 45.581
2012-05 45.537
2012-06 45.686
2012-07 45.591
2012-08 45.419
2012-09 45.365
2012-10 45.425
2012-11 45.395
2012-12 45.268
2013-01 45.211
2013-02 45.488
2013-03 45.79
2013-04 45.436
2013-05 45.644
2013-06 45.268
2013-07 45.41
2013-08 45.188
2013-09 45.28
2013-10 45.339
2013-11 46.062
2013-12 45.892
2014-01 45.139
2014-02 44.967
2014-03 45.126
2014-04 45.06
2014-05 45.275
2014-06 45.396
2014-07 45.374
2014-08 45.578
2014-09 45.336
2014-10 45.339
2014-11 45.434
2014-12 45.96
2015-01 46.24
2015-02 46.131
2015-03 45.828
2015-04 46.025
2015-05 45.886
2015-06 46.39
2015-07 46.501
2015-08 46.288
2015-09 46.48
2015-10 46.53
2015-11 45.666
2015-12 46.573
2016-01 46.952
2016-02 46.705
2016-03 47.113
2016-04 47.127
2016-05 46.893
2016-06 46.944
2016-07 46.578
2016-08 46.807
2016-09 46.764
2016-10 47.483
2016-11 47.429
2016-12 47.447
2017-01 47.765
2017-02 47.258
2017-03 47.126
2017-04 47.293
2017-05 47.81
2017-06 47.68
2017-07 47.879
2017-08 47.652
2017-09 48.23
2017-10 47.135
2017-11 48.201
2017-12 47.933
2018-01 47.027
2018-02 48.24
2018-03 48.222
2018-04 47.066
2018-05 47.539
2018-06 47.627
2018-07 47.485
2018-08 47.651
2018-09 47.063
2018-10 47.598
2018-11 47.526
2018-12 46.794
2019-01 47.532
2019-02 47.296
2019-03 47.191
2019-04 47.311
2019-05 47.485

Total consumption of goods

  • Source: INSEE.

Energy: slight increase

In May, energy consumption increased slightly (+0.6%), after a sharp rebound in April (+3.3% after −1.9%). Gas and electricity consumption rose sharply (+3.3%), mainly due to temperatures slightly lower than the seasonal norm. On the contrary, refined product spending fell sharply (−2.5% after +1.7%). In particular, petrol and diesel consumption strongly declined, despite a slight increase in heating fuel consumption.

Breakdown of energy

Breakdown of energy
Refined Products Energy, water, waste
2009-01 4.397 4.863
2009-02 4.351 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 4.073 4.592
2009-09 4.166 4.571
2009-10 4.152 4.554
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 4.122 4.61
2010-09 4.182 4.641
2010-10 4.176 4.735
2010-11 4.162 4.708
2010-12 4.069 5.017
2011-01 4.203 4.588
2011-02 4.17 4.467
2011-03 4.096 4.485
2011-04 4.027 4.147
2011-05 3.862 4.497
2011-06 4.016 4.5
2011-07 4.018 4.54
2011-08 4.176 4.563
2011-09 4.056 4.507
2011-10 4.012 4.459
2011-11 3.972 4.396
2011-12 3.845 4.419
2012-01 4.039 4.465
2012-02 4.071 5.284
2012-03 4.002 4.215
2012-04 3.956 4.956
2012-05 4.052 4.519
2012-06 4.119 4.556
2012-07 3.991 4.545
2012-08 3.957 4.557
2012-09 3.945 4.578
2012-10 3.973 4.578
2012-11 4.023 4.709
2012-12 3.848 4.512
2013-01 3.899 4.699
2013-02 3.981 4.844
2013-03 3.979 4.929
2013-04 4.045 4.982
2013-05 4.093 4.794
2013-06 3.887 4.688
2013-07 3.893 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 3.897 4.5
2014-01 3.823 4.24
2014-02 3.792 4.255
2014-03 3.82 4.168
2014-04 3.807 4.144
2014-05 3.76 4.39
2014-06 3.865 4.315
2014-07 3.828 4.346
2014-08 3.881 4.345
2014-09 3.878 4.285
2014-10 3.867 4.008
2014-11 3.764 4.131
2014-12 3.966 4.308
2015-01 3.87 4.439
2015-02 3.865 4.612
2015-03 3.836 4.336
2015-04 3.892 4.217
2015-05 3.844 4.262
2015-06 3.879 4.316
2015-07 4.012 4.349
2015-08 3.892 4.334
2015-09 3.925 4.404
2015-10 3.866 4.646
2015-11 3.77 4.134
2015-12 4.022 3.882
2016-01 3.911 4.233
2016-02 3.966 4.36
2016-03 3.972 4.513
2016-04 3.923 4.615
2016-05 4.167 4.408
2016-06 3.671 4.445
2016-07 3.915 4.378
2016-08 3.994 4.382
2016-09 3.956 4.325
2016-10 3.964 4.648
2016-11 4.024 4.529
2016-12 3.984 4.452
2017-01 3.984 4.828
2017-02 3.907 4.198
2017-03 3.893 4.041
2017-04 3.916 4.279
2017-05 4.008 4.401
2017-06 3.972 4.362
2017-07 3.994 4.382
2017-08 3.962 4.402
2017-09 4.134 4.476
2017-10 3.771 4.22
2017-11 3.925 4.531
2017-12 4.052 4.529
2018-01 3.861 4.07
2018-02 3.933 4.88
2018-03 4.006 4.707
2018-04 3.936 4.144
2018-05 3.955 4.298
2018-06 3.952 4.31
2018-07 3.88 4.339
2018-08 3.908 4.333
2018-09 3.86 4.282
2018-10 3.972 4.267
2018-11 3.941 4.357
2018-12 3.747 4.217
2019-01 3.966 4.502
2019-02 3.955 4.239
2019-03 3.862 4.174
2019-04 3.926 4.372
2019-05 3.829 4.518

Breakdown of energy

  • Source: INSEE.

Engineered goods: slight rebound

In May, the consumption of manufactured goods rebounded slightly (+0.6% after −1.5%). This increase was driven by durable good purchases, textile-clothing consumption as well as other manufactured good consumption.

Durables: slight increase

The consumption of durable goods increased slightly (+0.4%), after a sharp decline in April (−2.3%). These changes can be explained in particular by transport equipment sales, which experienced a slight rebound (+0.5% after −4.6%).

Textile-clothing: rebound

Expenditure on textile-clothing rebounded in May after declining in April (+1.3% after −1.4%). Clothing and shoes consumption increased strongly.

Other engineered goods: moderate increase

In May, the consumption of "other manufactured goods" increased (+0.4%). Perfume consumption was particularly dynamic.

Breakdown of engineered goods

Breakdown of engineered goods
Transport equipment Clothing Other engineered goods Household durables
2009-01 5.584 4.581 5.78 2.619
2009-02 5.533 4.291 5.718 2.596
2009-03 5.589 4.397 5.71 2.605
2009-04 5.651 4.34 5.693 2.626
2009-05 6.122 4.354 5.736 2.633
2009-06 5.851 4.559 5.735 2.68
2009-07 5.796 4.284 5.756 2.691
2009-08 5.666 4.118 5.723 2.697
2009-09 5.858 4.355 5.765 2.728
2009-10 5.899 4.451 5.777 2.718
2009-11 6.31 4.328 5.772 2.701
2009-12 6.284 4.415 5.812 2.721
2010-01 5.912 4.502 5.797 2.736
2010-02 5.724 4.245 5.828 2.757
2010-03 5.919 4.418 5.867 2.803
2010-04 5.57 4.407 5.922 2.77
2010-05 5.591 4.337 5.921 2.886
2010-06 5.594 4.124 5.957 2.803
2010-07 5.541 4.65 5.974 2.768
2010-08 5.334 4.433 5.967 2.911
2010-09 5.605 4.436 5.999 2.872
2010-10 5.582 4.367 6.012 2.836
2010-11 6.127 4.467 6.031 2.822
2010-12 6.093 4.439 6.017 2.804
2011-01 6.267 4.371 6.065 2.914
2011-02 6.358 4.52 6.071 3.005
2011-03 6.234 4.432 6.084 2.993
2011-04 5.599 4.502 6.105 2.872
2011-05 5.492 4.36 6.084 2.888
2011-06 5.488 4.422 6.108 2.937
2011-07 5.494 4.248 6.102 2.946
2011-08 5.544 4.305 6.116 2.952
2011-09 5.601 4.265 6.107 2.934
2011-10 5.529 4.326 6.123 2.919
2011-11 5.768 4.286 6.122 2.864
2011-12 5.642 4.331 6.119 3.046
2012-01 5.437 4.375 6.097 2.942
2012-02 5.324 4.265 6.129 3.026
2012-03 5.533 4.481 6.121 2.964
2012-04 5.314 3.981 6.067 3.053
2012-05 5.426 4.288 6.098 3.026
2012-06 5.311 4.119 6.132 3.046
2012-07 5.222 4.245 6.147 3.04
2012-08 5.199 4.224 6.097 2.984
2012-09 5.079 4.336 6.112 3.01
2012-10 5.149 4.329 6.125 3.032
2012-11 5.121 4.254 6.103 3.058
2012-12 5.318 4.254 6.122 3.034
2013-01 4.985 4.284 6.114 3.021
2013-02 4.987 4.209 6.114 3.001
2013-03 4.895 4.177 6.112 3.074
2013-04 4.947 4.217 6.144 3.085
2013-05 5.026 4.113 6.165 3.086
2013-06 4.972 4.229 6.135 3.097
2013-07 5.003 4.276 6.165 3.067
2013-08 5.036 4.178 6.161 3.112
2013-09 5.015 4.233 6.172 3.129
2013-10 5.088 4.27 6.18 3.16
2013-11 5.139 4.363 6.198 3.119
2013-12 5.443 4.24 6.2 3.182
2014-01 4.877 4.389 6.213 3.179
2014-02 5.04 4.283 6.217 3.118
2014-03 4.981 4.356 6.246 3.129
2014-04 5.055 4.248 6.245 3.139
2014-05 4.872 4.266 6.23 3.273
2014-06 4.952 4.335 6.236 3.237
2014-07 4.927 4.367 6.251 3.298
2014-08 4.971 4.276 6.297 3.334
2014-09 4.932 4.04 6.285 3.337
2014-10 5.044 4.231 6.295 3.333
2014-11 5.005 4.3 6.319 3.338
2014-12 4.96 4.359 6.345 3.411
2015-01 5.002 4.5 6.38 3.392
2015-02 4.955 4.336 6.407 3.399
2015-03 5.017 4.302 6.4 3.37
2015-04 5.042 4.404 6.407 3.348
2015-05 5.061 4.301 6.402 3.368
2015-06 5.225 4.418 6.427 3.379
2015-07 5.223 4.362 6.41 3.449
2015-08 5.116 4.397 6.404 3.472
2015-09 5.233 4.38 6.457 3.494
2015-10 5.185 4.353 6.426 3.455
2015-11 5.195 4.119 6.413 3.373
2015-12 5.274 4.301 6.435 3.77
2016-01 5.329 4.625 6.452 3.583
2016-02 5.346 4.185 6.47 3.605
2016-03 5.455 4.219 6.473 3.738
2016-04 5.431 4.229 6.473 3.863
2016-05 5.366 4.235 6.481 3.626
2016-06 5.371 4.493 6.475 3.769
2016-07 5.37 4.265 6.48 3.488
2016-08 5.474 4.229 6.473 3.532
2016-09 5.52 4.11 6.469 3.563
2016-10 5.518 4.435 6.489 3.596
2016-11 5.773 4.259 6.509 3.566
2016-12 5.852 4.323 6.519 3.589
2017-01 5.651 4.354 6.541 3.606
2017-02 5.683 4.467 6.514 3.697
2017-03 5.73 4.433 6.539 3.668
2017-04 5.717 4.313 6.52 3.686
2017-05 5.871 4.451 6.512 3.711
2017-06 5.912 4.281 6.55 3.742
2017-07 5.922 4.392 6.556 3.789
2017-08 5.877 4.408 6.576 3.767
2017-09 5.847 4.584 6.587 3.787
2017-10 5.889 4.185 6.562 3.746
2017-11 5.849 4.431 6.596 3.886
2017-12 6.017 4.361 6.579 3.744
2018-01 5.764 4.295 6.57 3.751
2018-02 5.865 4.367 6.561 3.772
2018-03 5.956 4.285 6.578 3.8
2018-04 6.057 4.423 6.596 3.704
2018-05 6.081 4.281 6.581 3.779
2018-06 6.04 4.27 6.586 3.889
2018-07 5.919 4.306 6.598 3.824
2018-08 6.116 4.336 6.606 3.835
2018-09 5.985 4.174 6.6 3.818
2018-10 6.067 4.278 6.61 3.86
2018-11 5.954 4.271 6.592 3.96
2018-12 5.648 4.276 6.591 3.825
2019-01 5.865 4.288 6.616 3.918
2019-02 5.878 4.314 6.64 3.947
2019-03 6.025 4.333 6.631 3.974
2019-04 5.75 4.273 6.61 3.998
2019-05 5.778 4.329 6.639 4.019

Breakdown of engineered goods

  • Source: INSEE.

Food products: stability

In May, food consumption was stable (+0.0%). The increase in fresh product consumption offset the decline in agri-food product purchases.

Food products, engineered goods and energy

Food products, engineered goods and energy
Food products Energy Engineered goods
2009-01 16.444 9.252 19.738
2009-02 16.334 9.103 19.341
2009-03 16.128 8.906 19.491
2009-04 16.482 9.021 19.53
2009-05 16.479 8.916 19.991
2009-06 16.534 8.87 20.062
2009-07 16.506 8.858 19.763
2009-08 16.673 8.651 19.45
2009-09 16.641 8.734 19.949
2009-10 16.66 8.702 20.064
2009-11 16.498 8.591 20.288
2009-12 16.681 8.945 20.43
2010-01 16.611 8.987 20.179
2010-02 16.633 9.091 19.806
2010-03 16.702 8.871 20.267
2010-04 16.688 8.897 19.935
2010-05 16.797 8.875 20.058
2010-06 16.874 8.714 19.758
2010-07 16.898 8.777 20.207
2010-08 16.867 8.739 19.969
2010-09 16.895 8.829 20.196
2010-10 16.99 8.92 20.068
2010-11 16.964 8.878 20.665
2010-12 17.047 9.105 20.568
2011-01 17.024 8.804 20.879
2011-02 17.036 8.653 21.216
2011-03 16.979 8.594 21.005
2011-04 17.025 8.193 20.36
2011-05 16.977 8.364 20.134
2011-06 16.907 8.526 20.281
2011-07 16.953 8.567 20.121
2011-08 16.943 8.753 20.242
2011-09 17.016 8.574 20.221
2011-10 16.961 8.482 20.202
2011-11 16.961 8.379 20.304
2011-12 16.72 8.271 20.467
2012-01 16.991 8.515 20.143
2012-02 16.995 9.316 20.023
2012-03 16.917 8.241 20.369
2012-04 16.97 8.885 19.74
2012-05 16.849 8.581 20.099
2012-06 17.071 8.686 19.933
2012-07 17.095 8.539 19.956
2012-08 17.112 8.514 19.797
2012-09 17.018 8.52 19.828
2012-10 16.935 8.55 19.936
2012-11 16.833 8.726 19.839
2012-12 16.895 8.355 20.007
2013-01 16.949 8.583 19.682
2013-02 17.095 8.807 19.594
2013-03 17.357 8.884 19.56
2013-04 16.742 9.005 19.692
2013-05 17.081 8.881 19.688
2013-06 16.979 8.56 19.731
2013-07 17.125 8.487 19.8
2013-08 16.994 8.409 19.785
2013-09 17.069 8.376 19.835
2013-10 17.204 8.134 19.999
2013-11 17.269 8.688 20.107
2013-12 17.138 8.396 20.352
2014-01 17.092 8.063 19.984
2014-02 16.949 8.045 19.972
2014-03 17.126 7.99 20.01
2014-04 17.111 7.954 19.996
2014-05 17.175 8.143 19.959
2014-06 17.157 8.179 20.059
2014-07 17.034 8.171 20.169
2014-08 17.158 8.224 20.196
2014-09 17.252 8.164 19.921
2014-10 17.222 7.884 20.231
2014-11 17.24 7.897 20.295
2014-12 17.263 8.277 20.42
2015-01 17.317 8.309 20.613
2015-02 17.215 8.477 20.439
2015-03 17.218 8.172 20.438
2015-04 17.381 8.109 20.534
2015-05 17.293 8.106 20.487
2015-06 17.407 8.195 20.788
2015-07 17.354 8.362 20.785
2015-08 17.355 8.226 20.706
2015-09 17.253 8.328 20.899
2015-10 17.3 8.512 20.717
2015-11 17.358 7.905 20.402
2015-12 17.546 7.905 21.122
2016-01 17.486 8.137 21.324
2016-02 17.478 8.322 20.905
2016-03 17.437 8.491 21.191
2016-04 17.298 8.554 21.285
2016-05 17.323 8.561 21.018
2016-06 17.39 8.139 21.411
2016-07 17.384 8.295 20.899
2016-08 17.449 8.372 20.988
2016-09 17.523 8.276 20.964
2016-10 17.518 8.627 21.347
2016-11 17.454 8.557 21.425
2016-12 17.428 8.437 21.586
2017-01 17.491 8.846 21.45
2017-02 17.488 8.091 21.667
2017-03 17.519 7.908 21.677
2017-04 17.557 8.187 21.54
2017-05 17.551 8.403 21.857
2017-06 17.56 8.328 21.788
2017-07 17.533 8.37 21.975
2017-08 17.348 8.363 21.945
2017-09 17.525 8.598 22.118
2017-10 17.429 7.992 21.698
2017-11 17.64 8.47 22.093
2017-12 17.351 8.582 22.014
2018-01 17.398 7.92 21.706
2018-02 17.535 8.839 21.87
2018-03 17.561 8.726 21.939
2018-04 16.908 8.068 22.105
2018-05 17.259 8.247 22.039
2018-06 17.279 8.257 22.099
2018-07 17.313 8.219 21.956
2018-08 17.2 8.24 22.222
2018-09 17.029 8.141 21.903
2018-10 17.236 8.23 22.142
2018-11 17.133 8.295 22.108
2018-12 17.182 7.966 21.646
2019-01 17.078 8.468 21.988
2019-02 17.038 8.192 22.086
2019-03 16.91 8.035 22.285
2019-04 17.078 8.298 21.943
2019-05 17.078 8.349 22.068

Food products, engineered goods and energy

  • Source: INSEE.

The variation in April 2019 was revised downwards

The variation in household expenditure on goods of April 2019 was revised downwards: +0.3% instead of +0.8%. Indeed, new information thas was not available last month has been integrated, including car registrations, which led to a major revision in transport equipment consumption (−4.6% instead of −0.4%). In addition, 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) Mar 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019 May 19 / May 18 Q / Q-1 (2)
Food products 37 -0.8 1.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.5
- excl. Tobacco 34 -0.1 1.0 0.0 -0.4 0.2
Engineered goods 44 0.9 -1.5 0.6 0.1 0.9
- Durables 22 1.7 -2.3 0.4 -0.7 1.5
Including :
- Transport equipment 12 2.5 -4.6 0.5 -5.0 0.9
- Household durables 7 0.7 0.6 0.5 6.3 2.6
- Textile-clothing 9 0.5 -1.4 1.3 1.1 0.5
- Other engineered goods 13 -0.1 -0.3 0.4 0.9 0.2
Energy 18 -1.9 3.3 0.6 1.2 0.2
- Energy. water. waste 10 -1.5 4.8 3.3 5.1 0.8
- Refined Products 9 -2.3 1.7 -2.5 -3.2 -0.4
Total 100 -0.2 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3
- Including Manufactured goods 84 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.7 0.0
  • (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 to 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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