27 septembre 2019
N° 2019-253

Household consumption expenditure on goods was stable in August (+0.0%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - August 2019

In August 2019, household consumption expenditure on goods was stable in volume* (+0.0% after +0.4%). The increase in manufactured good spending (+1.1%) was offset by a drop in food purchases (–0.9%) and energy consumption (–1.3%).

Informations rapides
No 253
Paru le : Paru le 27/09/2019
Prochaine parution le : 30/10/2019 at 08:45 - September 2019
Informations rapides  No 253 - septembre 2019

In August 2019, household consumption expenditure on goods was stable in volume* (+0.0% after +0.4%). The increase in manufactured good spending (+1.1%) was offset by a drop in food purchases (–0.9%) and energy consumption (–1.3%).

Total consumption of goods

Total consumption of goods
Monthly data
2009-01 45.268
2009-02 44.635
2009-03 44.426
2009-04 44.932
2009-05 45.376
2009-06 45.444
2009-07 45.086
2009-08 44.73
2009-09 45.308
2009-10 45.42
2009-11 45.391
2009-12 46.072
2010-01 45.637
2010-02 45.393
2010-03 45.778
2010-04 45.463
2010-05 45.735
2010-06 45.332
2010-07 45.891
2010-08 45.576
2010-09 45.92
2010-10 45.951
2010-11 46.526
2010-12 46.709
2011-01 46.631
2011-02 46.91
2011-03 46.579
2011-04 45.624
2011-05 45.537
2011-06 45.747
2011-07 45.656
2011-08 45.949
2011-09 45.826
2011-10 45.67
2011-11 45.675
2011-12 45.516
2012-01 45.606
2012-02 46.297
2012-03 45.525
2012-04 45.584
2012-05 45.573
2012-06 45.703
2012-07 45.602
2012-08 45.436
2012-09 45.369
2012-10 45.435
2012-11 45.394
2012-12 45.27
2013-01 45.176
2013-02 45.488
2013-03 45.771
2013-04 45.434
2013-05 45.667
2013-06 45.272
2013-07 45.412
2013-08 45.196
2013-09 45.279
2013-10 45.352
2013-11 46.061
2013-12 45.898
2014-01 45.113
2014-02 44.971
2014-03 45.117
2014-04 45.052
2014-05 45.291
2014-06 45.391
2014-07 45.373
2014-08 45.587
2014-09 45.336
2014-10 45.35
2014-11 45.433
2014-12 45.971
2015-01 46.22
2015-02 46.139
2015-03 45.829
2015-04 46.004
2015-05 45.896
2015-06 46.381
2015-07 46.496
2015-08 46.298
2015-09 46.483
2015-10 46.543
2015-11 45.663
2015-12 46.586
2016-01 46.937
2016-02 46.707
2016-03 47.122
2016-04 47.099
2016-05 46.894
2016-06 46.946
2016-07 46.561
2016-08 46.813
2016-09 46.77
2016-10 47.497
2016-11 47.43
2016-12 47.465
2017-01 47.761
2017-02 47.263
2017-03 47.141
2017-04 47.257
2017-05 47.804
2017-06 47.686
2017-07 47.846
2017-08 47.649
2017-09 48.244
2017-10 47.154
2017-11 48.206
2017-12 47.952
2018-01 47.031
2018-02 48.239
2018-03 48.241
2018-04 47.032
2018-05 47.519
2018-06 47.64
2018-07 47.424
2018-08 47.638
2018-09 47.086
2018-10 47.626
2018-11 47.538
2018-12 46.826
2019-01 47.534
2019-02 47.294
2019-03 47.201
2019-04 47.235
2019-05 47.351
2019-06 47.282
2019-07 47.479
2019-08 47.46

Total consumption of goods

  • Source: INSEE.

Engineered goods: further increase

In August, manufactured good consumption increased for the fourth consecutive month (+1.1%), mainly driven by durable good purchases (+1.6%) and clothing spending (+1.6%).

Durables: further increase

In August, the consumption of durable manufactured goods rose again (+1.6% after +1.7%), in particular, transport equipment sales (+2.4%). The market for new cars and demonstration vehicles was particularly dynamic, in anticipation of a second wave of new car approval tests on September 2019. Housing equipment sales increased slightly (+0.2%), driven by the dynamism of furniture purchases.

Textile-clothing: rebound

Expenditure on textile-clothing rebounded in August (+1.6% after –1.8%). Indeed, while textile consumption was down, clothing, footwear and leather good consumption rebounded distinctly compared to last month.

Other engineered goods: virtual stability

In August, the consumption of "other manufactured goods" was almost stable (+0.1%), supported by perfume and cosmetic purchases.

Breakdown of engineered goods

Breakdown of engineered goods
Transport equipment Clothing Other engineered goods Household durables
2009-01 5.505 4.581 5.779 2.619
2009-02 5.487 4.291 5.718 2.596
2009-03 5.553 4.397 5.711 2.605
2009-04 5.633 4.34 5.693 2.625
2009-05 6.152 4.354 5.736 2.633
2009-06 5.869 4.559 5.734 2.68
2009-07 5.813 4.284 5.755 2.691
2009-08 5.689 4.118 5.723 2.697
2009-09 5.88 4.355 5.765 2.728
2009-10 5.919 4.451 5.777 2.718
2009-11 6.32 4.328 5.772 2.702
2009-12 6.326 4.415 5.812 2.721
2010-01 5.819 4.502 5.797 2.736
2010-02 5.675 4.245 5.828 2.756
2010-03 5.879 4.418 5.868 2.802
2010-04 5.566 4.407 5.923 2.77
2010-05 5.624 4.337 5.921 2.886
2010-06 5.619 4.124 5.957 2.804
2010-07 5.565 4.65 5.973 2.768
2010-08 5.362 4.433 5.967 2.911
2010-09 5.626 4.436 5.999 2.872
2010-10 5.6 4.367 6.012 2.836
2010-11 6.138 4.467 6.032 2.822
2010-12 6.12 4.439 6.017 2.804
2011-01 6.188 4.371 6.065 2.914
2011-02 6.312 4.52 6.071 3.003
2011-03 6.198 4.432 6.085 2.993
2011-04 5.608 4.502 6.106 2.872
2011-05 5.526 4.36 6.084 2.889
2011-06 5.513 4.422 6.107 2.938
2011-07 5.516 4.248 6.101 2.946
2011-08 5.573 4.305 6.115 2.952
2011-09 5.616 4.266 6.107 2.934
2011-10 5.541 4.326 6.123 2.919
2011-11 5.774 4.286 6.122 2.864
2011-12 5.652 4.331 6.119 3.046
2012-01 5.396 4.375 6.098 2.942
2012-02 5.302 4.265 6.127 3.025
2012-03 5.509 4.481 6.121 2.963
2012-04 5.328 3.981 6.068 3.053
2012-05 5.451 4.288 6.098 3.027
2012-06 5.326 4.119 6.132 3.047
2012-07 5.235 4.245 6.147 3.04
2012-08 5.217 4.224 6.097 2.984
2012-09 5.083 4.336 6.113 3.01
2012-10 5.151 4.329 6.125 3.032
2012-11 5.12 4.254 6.104 3.058
2012-12 5.315 4.254 6.122 3.034
2013-01 4.964 4.283 6.115 3.021
2013-02 4.975 4.209 6.115 3.0
2013-03 4.882 4.178 6.112 3.073
2013-04 4.963 4.218 6.145 3.085
2013-05 5.039 4.114 6.165 3.086
2013-06 4.978 4.226 6.136 3.099
2013-07 5.008 4.276 6.165 3.067
2013-08 5.045 4.176 6.161 3.111
2013-09 5.015 4.231 6.172 3.129
2013-10 5.088 4.272 6.181 3.16
2013-11 5.138 4.363 6.198 3.119
2013-12 5.441 4.241 6.199 3.182
2014-01 4.867 4.386 6.212 3.178
2014-02 5.035 4.283 6.217 3.116
2014-03 4.973 4.357 6.246 3.128
2014-04 5.071 4.249 6.246 3.14
2014-05 4.879 4.267 6.231 3.273
2014-06 4.952 4.333 6.237 3.239
2014-07 4.929 4.367 6.252 3.298
2014-08 4.975 4.273 6.297 3.334
2014-09 4.929 4.04 6.286 3.337
2014-10 5.043 4.232 6.295 3.334
2014-11 5.005 4.3 6.318 3.338
2014-12 4.959 4.36 6.344 3.411
2015-01 4.998 4.497 6.379 3.392
2015-02 4.955 4.336 6.408 3.398
2015-03 5.015 4.304 6.4 3.368
2015-04 5.053 4.406 6.407 3.348
2015-05 5.066 4.304 6.405 3.369
2015-06 5.223 4.417 6.428 3.383
2015-07 5.223 4.362 6.411 3.448
2015-08 5.116 4.394 6.404 3.472
2015-09 5.228 4.379 6.457 3.494
2015-10 5.183 4.352 6.426 3.456
2015-11 5.195 4.119 6.411 3.374
2015-12 5.274 4.302 6.433 3.77
2016-01 5.33 4.621 6.45 3.582
2016-02 5.348 4.185 6.468 3.602
2016-03 5.457 4.221 6.473 3.735
2016-04 5.437 4.234 6.473 3.862
2016-05 5.368 4.241 6.486 3.626
2016-06 5.373 4.493 6.475 3.78
2016-07 5.371 4.266 6.481 3.484
2016-08 5.462 4.219 6.474 3.531
2016-09 5.513 4.107 6.47 3.563
2016-10 5.516 4.433 6.489 3.597
2016-11 5.776 4.259 6.507 3.568
2016-12 5.854 4.325 6.517 3.588
2017-01 5.658 4.353 6.539 3.605
2017-02 5.686 4.469 6.515 3.693
2017-03 5.736 4.437 6.54 3.664
2017-04 5.722 4.323 6.52 3.684
2017-05 5.872 4.46 6.518 3.71
2017-06 5.918 4.276 6.55 3.76
2017-07 5.923 4.395 6.555 3.782
2017-08 5.847 4.392 6.577 3.764
2017-09 5.84 4.579 6.587 3.788
2017-10 5.888 4.184 6.562 3.747
2017-11 5.854 4.43 6.594 3.889
2017-12 6.022 4.362 6.576 3.743
2018-01 5.778 4.296 6.568 3.75
2018-02 5.868 4.369 6.56 3.767
2018-03 5.966 4.288 6.577 3.795
2018-04 6.062 4.438 6.594 3.7
2018-05 6.081 4.291 6.588 3.774
2018-06 6.053 4.256 6.583 3.918
2018-07 5.916 4.313 6.595 3.811
2018-08 6.067 4.313 6.605 3.831
2018-09 5.977 4.169 6.6 3.82
2018-10 6.067 4.279 6.612 3.862
2018-11 5.96 4.271 6.591 3.964
2018-12 5.657 4.279 6.596 3.825
2019-01 5.883 4.291 6.606 3.918
2019-02 5.882 4.318 6.632 3.944
2019-03 6.033 4.339 6.621 3.97
2019-04 5.745 4.288 6.593 3.994
2019-05 5.76 4.328 6.606 4.015
2019-06 5.902 4.367 6.625 3.923
2019-07 5.997 4.29 6.632 4.004
2019-08 6.139 4.36 6.636 4.013

Breakdown of engineered goods

  • Source: INSEE.

Food products: sharp decrease

In August, food consumption fell sharply (–0.9% after +0.4%). This decline was general and concerned both processed agri-food products (meat, dairy products, etc.) and agricultural goods (fresh fruits and vegetables). Tobacco consumption increased for the third consecutive month.

Food products, engineered goods and energy

Food products, engineered goods and energy
Food products Energy Engineered goods
2009-01 16.443 9.253 19.666
2009-02 16.333 9.103 19.3
2009-03 16.127 8.906 19.459
2009-04 16.481 9.021 19.514
2009-05 16.483 8.916 20.019
2009-06 16.533 8.87 20.077
2009-07 16.505 8.857 19.778
2009-08 16.672 8.651 19.469
2009-09 16.641 8.735 19.968
2009-10 16.661 8.703 20.082
2009-11 16.499 8.591 20.297
2009-12 16.682 8.945 20.467
2010-01 16.606 8.987 20.095
2010-02 16.633 9.091 19.76
2010-03 16.7 8.871 20.231
2010-04 16.684 8.897 19.932
2010-05 16.807 8.875 20.089
2010-06 16.873 8.714 19.782
2010-07 16.898 8.776 20.229
2010-08 16.867 8.74 19.994
2010-09 16.895 8.83 20.216
2010-10 16.991 8.921 20.085
2010-11 16.966 8.878 20.676
2010-12 17.048 9.104 20.592
2011-01 17.013 8.804 20.806
2011-02 17.041 8.653 21.172
2011-03 16.975 8.594 20.972
2011-04 17.016 8.192 20.37
2011-05 16.991 8.362 20.166
2011-06 16.905 8.528 20.305
2011-07 16.952 8.566 20.142
2011-08 16.944 8.754 20.268
2011-09 17.017 8.573 20.235
2011-10 16.964 8.485 20.214
2011-11 16.963 8.378 20.309
2011-12 16.722 8.27 20.475
2012-01 16.977 8.515 20.105
2012-02 17.003 9.316 19.998
2012-03 16.912 8.241 20.346
2012-04 16.958 8.885 19.755
2012-05 16.864 8.577 20.123
2012-06 17.068 8.689 19.949
2012-07 17.095 8.537 19.968
2012-08 17.112 8.514 19.813
2012-09 17.019 8.52 19.832
2012-10 16.938 8.555 19.938
2012-11 16.835 8.724 19.838
2012-12 16.9 8.354 20.004
2013-01 16.935 8.583 19.66
2013-02 17.106 8.806 19.584
2013-03 17.351 8.886 19.547
2013-04 16.723 9.005 19.709
2013-05 17.095 8.876 19.703
2013-06 16.975 8.561 19.737
2013-07 17.124 8.486 19.805
2013-08 16.995 8.409 19.791
2013-09 17.07 8.375 19.833
2013-10 17.208 8.14 20.001
2013-11 17.271 8.686 20.106
2013-12 17.148 8.395 20.349
2014-01 17.079 8.064 19.97
2014-02 16.96 8.044 19.966
2014-03 17.121 7.992 20.004
2014-04 17.084 7.954 20.014
2014-05 17.184 8.14 19.968
2014-06 17.152 8.177 20.062
2014-07 17.033 8.169 20.171
2014-08 17.165 8.224 20.198
2014-09 17.255 8.164 19.919
2014-10 17.227 7.891 20.232
2014-11 17.243 7.896 20.293
2014-12 17.277 8.276 20.418
2015-01 17.306 8.311 20.603
2015-02 17.225 8.476 20.437
2015-03 17.214 8.179 20.436
2015-04 17.347 8.109 20.548
2015-05 17.295 8.103 20.498
2015-06 17.402 8.189 20.791
2015-07 17.353 8.357 20.786
2015-08 17.37 8.226 20.703
2015-09 17.258 8.33 20.895
2015-10 17.308 8.519 20.716
2015-11 17.361 7.904 20.398
2015-12 17.56 7.905 21.121
2016-01 17.475 8.138 21.319
2016-02 17.483 8.322 20.903
2016-03 17.43 8.505 21.194
2016-04 17.259 8.552 21.297
2016-05 17.32 8.553 21.031
2016-06 17.388 8.129 21.425
2016-07 17.379 8.285 20.898
2016-08 17.474 8.376 20.965
2016-09 17.532 8.28 20.956
2016-10 17.529 8.632 21.345
2016-11 17.457 8.557 21.423
2016-12 17.443 8.438 21.588
2017-01 17.482 8.848 21.453
2017-02 17.487 8.093 21.67
2017-03 17.509 7.926 21.685
2017-04 17.507 8.187 21.555
2017-05 17.546 8.386 21.871
2017-06 17.564 8.311 21.808
2017-07 17.522 8.352 21.972
2017-08 17.382 8.376 21.894
2017-09 17.541 8.607 22.106
2017-10 17.445 7.996 21.698
2017-11 17.644 8.472 22.092
2017-12 17.363 8.585 22.018
2018-01 17.388 7.922 21.717
2018-02 17.529 8.842 21.871
2018-03 17.547 8.749 21.949
2018-04 16.855 8.071 22.121
2018-05 17.255 8.22 22.052
2018-06 17.289 8.232 22.127
2018-07 17.295 8.19 21.944
2018-08 17.245 8.262 22.14
2018-09 17.049 8.154 21.892
2018-10 17.253 8.235 22.147
2018-11 17.138 8.3 22.113
2018-12 17.191 7.972 21.664
2019-01 17.066 8.469 22.001
2019-02 17.032 8.198 22.083
2019-03 16.894 8.057 22.288
2019-04 17.004 8.306 21.934
2019-05 17.047 8.3 22.016
2019-06 16.846 8.326 22.131
2019-07 16.91 8.339 22.252
2019-08 16.765 8.232 22.504

Food products, engineered goods and energy

  • Source: INSEE.

Energy: decline

In August, energy consumption fell (–1.3% after +0.2%). The consumption of all refined products declined, particularly gasoline and diesel. Gas and electricity consumption also fell.

Breakdown of energy

Breakdown of energy
Refined Products Energy, water, waste
2009-01 4.397 4.862
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 4.274 4.576
2009-08 4.073 4.592
2009-09 4.167 4.571
2009-10 4.152 4.554
2009-11 4.187 4.389
2009-12 4.288 4.656
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 4.102 4.604
2010-07 4.185 4.586
2010-08 4.122 4.61
2010-09 4.182 4.641
2010-10 4.176 4.736
2010-11 4.162 4.707
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 3.86 4.497
2011-06 4.018 4.5
2011-07 4.017 4.539
2011-08 4.177 4.563
2011-09 4.056 4.507
2011-10 4.012 4.462
2011-11 3.971 4.396
2011-12 3.845 4.418
2012-01 4.039 4.465
2012-02 4.071 5.283
2012-03 4.002 4.215
2012-04 3.955 4.955
2012-05 4.049 4.519
2012-06 4.122 4.555
2012-07 3.991 4.543
2012-08 3.958 4.556
2012-09 3.945 4.578
2012-10 3.973 4.584
2012-11 4.022 4.708
2012-12 3.849 4.511
2013-01 3.899 4.699
2013-02 3.982 4.843
2013-03 3.98 4.93
2013-04 4.046 4.981
2013-05 4.088 4.794
2013-06 3.889 4.687
2013-07 3.894 4.6
2013-08 3.866 4.551
2013-09 3.827 4.559
2013-10 3.857 4.272
2013-11 3.891 4.819
2013-12 3.898 4.499
2014-01 3.824 4.24
2014-02 3.793 4.253
2014-03 3.82 4.169
2014-04 3.808 4.143
2014-05 3.758 4.39
2014-06 3.864 4.314
2014-07 3.828 4.344
2014-08 3.88 4.345
2014-09 3.879 4.285
2014-10 3.866 4.014
2014-11 3.764 4.13
2014-12 3.966 4.307
2015-01 3.871 4.439
2015-02 3.866 4.609
2015-03 3.838 4.341
2015-04 3.894 4.215
2015-05 3.843 4.261
2015-06 3.875 4.314
2015-07 4.012 4.345
2015-08 3.891 4.335
2015-09 3.924 4.405
2015-10 3.866 4.652
2015-11 3.771 4.133
2015-12 4.023 3.882
2016-01 3.913 4.233
2016-02 3.968 4.358
2016-03 3.976 4.522
2016-04 3.927 4.61
2016-05 4.164 4.403
2016-06 3.663 4.443
2016-07 3.911 4.372
2016-08 3.993 4.387
2016-09 3.956 4.329
2016-10 3.965 4.651
2016-11 4.025 4.529
2016-12 3.986 4.451
2017-01 3.988 4.827
2017-02 3.911 4.197
2017-03 3.9 4.052
2017-04 3.922 4.274
2017-05 4.003 4.39
2017-06 3.956 4.36
2017-07 3.982 4.375
2017-08 3.964 4.412
2017-09 4.136 4.483
2017-10 3.775 4.22
2017-11 3.927 4.531
2017-12 4.055 4.529
2018-01 3.866 4.069
2018-02 3.938 4.879
2018-03 4.016 4.72
2018-04 3.945 4.14
2018-05 3.947 4.279
2018-06 3.929 4.307
2018-07 3.86 4.329
2018-08 3.914 4.348
2018-09 3.865 4.29
2018-10 3.977 4.266
2018-11 3.943 4.358
2018-12 3.751 4.219
2019-01 3.97 4.499
2019-02 3.962 4.238
2019-03 3.874 4.185
2019-04 3.938 4.369
2019-05 3.835 4.464
2019-06 3.97 4.357
2019-07 3.976 4.364
2019-08 3.915 4.318

Breakdown of energy

  • Source: INSEE.

The variation in July 2019 was unchanged

The variation in household expenditure on goods in July 2019 was unchanged (+0.4%). Since the previous publication, new information has been integrated and the seasonal adjustment coefficients have been updated but the slight revisions of the different aggregates have offset each other.

Household consumption expenditure on goods

Changes in %. TD-SA
Household consumption expenditure on goods (Changes in %. TD-SA )
Weight (1) June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 August 19 / August 18 Q / Q-1 (2)
Food products 37 -1.2 0.4 -0.9 -2.8 -0.8
- excl. Tobacco 34 -1.3 0.4 -1.0 -2.4 -1.0
Engineered goods 44 0.5 0.6 1.1 1.6 1.0
- Durables 22 0.5 1.7 1.6 2.6 1.5
Including :
- Transport equipment 12 2.5 1.6 2.4 1.2 2.8
- Household durables 7 -2.3 2.1 0.2 4.7 -0.3
- Textile-clothing 9 0.9 -1.8 1.6 1.1 0.5
- Other engineered goods 13 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.4
Energy 18 0.3 0.2 -1.3 -0.4 0.9
- Energy. water. waste 10 -2.4 0.2 -1.1 -0.7 0.2
- Refined Products 9 3.5 0.2 -1.5 0.0 1.8
Total 100 -0.1 0.4 0.0 -0.4 0.3
- Including Manufactured goods 84 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.6
  • (1) Weighting in the consumption expenditure on goods in value in 2017
  • (2) Last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

For more information

*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).

Next publication: 30 October 2019 at 8:45 am


: bureau-de-presse@insee.fr
: