30 April 2020
N° 2020-108

Household consumption expenditure on goods dropped sharply in March (– 17.9%), only food consumption increasedHousehold consumption expenditure on goods - March 2020

In March 2020, household consumption expenditure on goods dropped by 17.9% in volume*. It is the strongest decrease ever recorded in a month since the beginning of the time series in 1980. Manufactured good consumption dropped sharply (–42.3% after –0.6%) and energy expenditure decreased markedly (–11.4% after –0.9%). Only food consumption increased (+7.8% after –0.1%). The fall in household consumption in March 2020 was essentially due to the implementation of lockdown measures from mid-March onwards.

Over the whole first quarter of 2020, household expenditure on goods fell markedly (–7.3%).

Informations rapides
No 108
Paru le : Paru le 30/04/2020
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Informations rapides  No 108 - April 2020
Warning:

In the context of the lockdown of the French population since mid-March, methodological adjustments have been decided to overcome the lack of certain indicators and estimate as well as possible the decrease in consumption. These adjustments are detailed in the methodology note related to the publication of the first estimate of the Quarterly Account (https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/4485040/Compte_m_PET12020.pdf). In this context, estimates could be more revised than usual in further publications.

In March 2020, household consumption expenditure on goods dropped by 17.9% in volume*. It is the strongest decrease ever recorded in a month since the beginning of the time series in 1980. Manufactured good consumption dropped sharply (–42.3% after –0.6%) and energy expenditure decreased markedly (–11.4% after –0.9%). Only food consumption increased (+7.8% after –0.1%). The fall in household consumption in March 2020 was essentially due to the implementation of lockdown measures from mid-March onwards.

Over the whole first quarter of 2020, household expenditure on goods fell markedly (–7.3%).

Total consumption of goods

Total consumption of goods
Monthly data
2009-01 45.34
2009-02 44.675
2009-03 44.463
2009-04 44.956
2009-05 45.36
2009-06 45.437
2009-07 45.065
2009-08 44.71
2009-09 45.287
2009-10 45.398
2009-11 45.375
2009-12 46.023
2010-01 45.721
2010-02 45.437
2010-03 45.815
2010-04 45.479
2010-05 45.716
2010-06 45.32
2010-07 45.861
2010-08 45.557
2010-09 45.895
2010-10 45.928
2010-11 46.509
2010-12 46.674
2011-01 46.701
2011-02 46.951
2011-03 46.61
2011-04 45.629
2011-05 45.517
2011-06 45.735
2011-07 45.626
2011-08 45.928
2011-09 45.806
2011-10 45.651
2011-11 45.665
2011-12 45.501
2012-01 45.639
2012-02 46.318
2012-03 45.544
2012-04 45.579
2012-05 45.56
2012-06 45.696
2012-07 45.581
2012-08 45.426
2012-09 45.365
2012-10 45.427
2012-11 45.391
2012-12 45.268
2013-01 45.189
2013-02 45.5
2013-03 45.779
2013-04 45.431
2013-05 45.665
2013-06 45.271
2013-07 45.394
2013-08 45.193
2013-09 45.282
2013-10 45.349
2013-11 46.06
2013-12 45.894
2014-01 45.12
2014-02 44.978
2014-03 45.11
2014-04 45.047
2014-05 45.286
2014-06 45.394
2014-07 45.358
2014-08 45.59
2014-09 45.359
2014-10 45.355
2014-11 45.429
2014-12 45.959
2015-01 46.229
2015-02 46.147
2015-03 45.796
2015-04 46.008
2015-05 45.885
2015-06 46.389
2015-07 46.483
2015-08 46.307
2015-09 46.529
2015-10 46.551
2015-11 45.657
2015-12 46.558
2016-01 46.955
2016-02 46.723
2016-03 47.056
2016-04 47.116
2016-05 46.877
2016-06 46.96
2016-07 46.552
2016-08 46.835
2016-09 46.846
2016-10 47.526
2016-11 47.381
2016-12 47.414
2017-01 47.788
2017-02 47.309
2017-03 47.061
2017-04 47.276
2017-05 47.789
2017-06 47.705
2017-07 47.834
2017-08 47.678
2017-09 48.352
2017-10 47.196
2017-11 48.1
2017-12 47.875
2018-01 47.076
2018-02 48.354
2018-03 48.137
2018-04 47.054
2018-05 47.504
2018-06 47.663
2018-07 47.415
2018-08 47.667
2018-09 47.207
2018-10 47.681
2018-11 47.361
2018-12 46.721
2019-01 47.583
2019-02 47.42
2019-03 47.072
2019-04 47.218
2019-05 47.335
2019-06 47.298
2019-07 47.521
2019-08 47.552
2019-09 47.375
2019-10 47.499
2019-11 47.869
2019-12 47.695
2020-01 47.133
2020-02 46.916
2020-03 38.533

Total consumption of goods

  • Source: INSEE

Manufactured goods: –42.3%

Manufactured good consumption dropped by 42.3% in March: durable good purchases, spending on textile-clothing and the consumption of other manufactured goods were all decreasing sharply.

Over the whole quarter, manufactured good purchases experienced an unprecedented drop (–16.3%).

Durables: –48.8%

In March, spending on durable goods were almost halved compared to February (–48.8%). In particular, the consumption of transport equipment (new or second-hand cars) dropped sharply.

Similarly, housing equipment consumption dropped, especially furniture and household appliance purchases.

Over the whole quarter, spending on durable goods decreased markedly (–18.3%).

Textile-clothing: –54.0 %

Spending on textile-clothing recorded an unprecedented decrease in March (–54%), mainly explained by the drop in clothing and shoe purchases.

Over the whole quarter, textile-clothing consumption fell markedly (–20.9%).

Other engineered goods: –23.7%

In March, the consumption of "other manufactured goods" also dropped sharply (–23.7%), despite a slight increase in the consumption of pharmaceuticals.

Over the whole quarter, "other manufactured goods" spending decreased very markedly (–9.1%).

Breakdown of engineered goods

Breakdown of engineered goods
Transport equipment Textile-clothing Other engineered goods Household durables
2009-01 5.58 4.581 5.773 2.619
2009-02 5.529 4.291 5.714 2.595
2009-03 5.589 4.397 5.711 2.605
2009-04 5.65 4.34 5.711 2.625
2009-05 6.123 4.354 5.752 2.633
2009-06 5.853 4.559 5.746 2.679
2009-07 5.799 4.285 5.749 2.691
2009-08 5.674 4.118 5.717 2.697
2009-09 5.862 4.355 5.76 2.728
2009-10 5.903 4.451 5.772 2.719
2009-11 6.304 4.328 5.767 2.701
2009-12 6.278 4.415 5.806 2.722
2010-01 5.908 4.502 5.792 2.735
2010-02 5.72 4.245 5.824 2.756
2010-03 5.918 4.418 5.867 2.802
2010-04 5.57 4.407 5.94 2.77
2010-05 5.591 4.337 5.936 2.886
2010-06 5.595 4.125 5.969 2.804
2010-07 5.544 4.65 5.967 2.768
2010-08 5.342 4.433 5.961 2.911
2010-09 5.608 4.436 5.994 2.872
2010-10 5.584 4.367 6.006 2.836
2010-11 6.123 4.466 6.026 2.822
2010-12 6.089 4.439 6.011 2.804
2011-01 6.264 4.371 6.061 2.913
2011-02 6.355 4.52 6.067 3.004
2011-03 6.232 4.431 6.084 2.993
2011-04 5.6 4.502 6.12 2.873
2011-05 5.492 4.361 6.097 2.889
2011-06 5.489 4.424 6.117 2.938
2011-07 5.495 4.246 6.096 2.946
2011-08 5.553 4.305 6.11 2.952
2011-09 5.602 4.265 6.102 2.935
2011-10 5.53 4.326 6.118 2.919
2011-11 5.766 4.286 6.118 2.864
2011-12 5.64 4.331 6.116 3.046
2012-01 5.434 4.375 6.096 2.942
2012-02 5.322 4.264 6.124 3.026
2012-03 5.531 4.48 6.12 2.963
2012-04 5.315 3.981 6.077 3.054
2012-05 5.426 4.29 6.106 3.026
2012-06 5.311 4.121 6.139 3.047
2012-07 5.222 4.241 6.144 3.04
2012-08 5.206 4.224 6.093 2.984
2012-09 5.08 4.338 6.11 3.01
2012-10 5.149 4.329 6.122 3.033
2012-11 5.12 4.254 6.101 3.058
2012-12 5.316 4.254 6.12 3.034
2013-01 4.984 4.28 6.114 3.02
2013-02 4.986 4.21 6.114 3.001
2013-03 4.893 4.178 6.111 3.072
2013-04 4.95 4.218 6.151 3.086
2013-05 5.026 4.117 6.171 3.086
2013-06 4.972 4.228 6.141 3.1
2013-07 5.002 4.269 6.163 3.067
2013-08 5.042 4.176 6.158 3.111
2013-09 5.017 4.235 6.169 3.129
2013-10 5.09 4.273 6.178 3.16
2013-11 5.139 4.363 6.196 3.119
2013-12 5.438 4.241 6.198 3.182
2014-01 4.877 4.386 6.212 3.177
2014-02 5.039 4.284 6.215 3.117
2014-03 4.979 4.356 6.245 3.127
2014-04 5.057 4.247 6.25 3.141
2014-05 4.871 4.267 6.235 3.273
2014-06 4.952 4.335 6.24 3.24
2014-07 4.925 4.36 6.25 3.298
2014-08 4.977 4.272 6.295 3.334
2014-09 4.937 4.053 6.284 3.337
2014-10 5.049 4.231 6.293 3.335
2014-11 5.006 4.299 6.316 3.336
2014-12 4.948 4.358 6.344 3.409
2015-01 5.002 4.498 6.379 3.391
2015-02 4.956 4.338 6.406 3.399
2015-03 5.016 4.3 6.4 3.367
2015-04 5.044 4.4 6.409 3.35
2015-05 5.06 4.301 6.407 3.37
2015-06 5.227 4.418 6.43 3.385
2015-07 5.221 4.355 6.41 3.45
2015-08 5.122 4.39 6.402 3.474
2015-09 5.241 4.409 6.457 3.496
2015-10 5.193 4.348 6.426 3.458
2015-11 5.197 4.115 6.408 3.369
2015-12 5.253 4.299 6.434 3.762
2016-01 5.333 4.625 6.45 3.582
2016-02 5.349 4.188 6.464 3.604
2016-03 5.453 4.216 6.473 3.734
2016-04 5.432 4.224 6.474 3.864
2016-05 5.362 4.235 6.488 3.628
2016-06 5.379 4.492 6.477 3.787
2016-07 5.368 4.259 6.482 3.487
2016-08 5.476 4.215 6.474 3.536
2016-09 5.532 4.155 6.472 3.568
2016-10 5.533 4.426 6.49 3.602
2016-11 5.774 4.251 6.502 3.555
2016-12 5.814 4.319 6.519 3.572
2017-01 5.662 4.352 6.54 3.607
2017-02 5.696 4.477 6.511 3.7
2017-03 5.73 4.429 6.541 3.664
2017-04 5.72 4.31 6.522 3.687
2017-05 5.87 4.454 6.522 3.714
2017-06 5.926 4.276 6.552 3.769
2017-07 5.917 4.389 6.556 3.786
2017-08 5.868 4.387 6.576 3.775
2017-09 5.865 4.647 6.59 3.798
2017-10 5.909 4.172 6.562 3.755
2017-11 5.844 4.413 6.582 3.861
2017-12 5.96 4.353 6.577 3.714
2018-01 5.786 4.299 6.57 3.755
2018-02 5.886 4.399 6.557 3.781
2018-03 5.954 4.275 6.579 3.795
2018-04 6.059 4.423 6.598 3.702
2018-05 6.079 4.286 6.593 3.78
2018-06 6.057 4.256 6.587 3.931
2018-07 5.907 4.309 6.596 3.815
2018-08 6.088 4.307 6.604 3.846
2018-09 6.013 4.236 6.603 3.835
2018-10 6.092 4.261 6.611 3.874
2018-11 5.943 4.244 6.574 3.918
2018-12 5.59 4.267 6.597 3.785
2019-01 5.897 4.3 6.606 3.93
2019-02 5.906 4.375 6.624 3.972
2019-03 6.024 4.317 6.623 3.972
2019-04 5.743 4.272 6.597 4.0
2019-05 5.764 4.324 6.61 4.023
2019-06 5.902 4.367 6.631 3.932
2019-07 6.026 4.281 6.641 4.015
2019-08 6.198 4.351 6.652 4.0
2019-09 5.966 4.316 6.658 3.992
2019-10 6.088 4.302 6.668 4.006
2019-11 6.151 4.367 6.702 4.09
2019-12 6.29 4.303 6.679 4.066
2020-01 5.872 4.249 6.683 4.024
2020-02 5.97 4.119 6.549 3.951
2020-03 2.366 1.897 4.999 2.717

Breakdown of engineered goods

  • Source: INSEE

Energy: –11.4%

In March, energy consumption decreased sharply (–11.4%), particularly that of fuels (mainly diesel and petrol). Gas and electricity consumption increased, with March temperatures approaching normal after a very mild winter.

Over the whole quarter, energy spending decreased (–5.8%).

Breakdown of energy

Breakdown of energy
Refined Products Energy, water, waste
2009-01 4.397 4.87
2009-02 4.352 4.759
2009-03 4.322 4.575
2009-04 4.364 4.635
2009-05 4.34 4.558
2009-06 4.312 4.541
2009-07 4.275 4.573
2009-08 4.073 4.591
2009-09 4.167 4.571
2009-10 4.152 4.555
2009-11 4.188 4.392
2009-12 4.287 4.658
2010-01 4.064 4.911
2010-02 4.294 4.793
2010-03 4.154 4.708
2010-04 4.259 4.628
2010-05 4.143 4.721
2010-06 4.102 4.602
2010-07 4.186 4.584
2010-08 4.122 4.61
2010-09 4.182 4.641
2010-10 4.176 4.736
2010-11 4.162 4.71
2010-12 4.067 5.018
2011-01 4.204 4.59
2011-02 4.171 4.469
2011-03 4.095 4.486
2011-04 4.027 4.145
2011-05 3.861 4.496
2011-06 4.017 4.498
2011-07 4.018 4.538
2011-08 4.177 4.563
2011-09 4.056 4.506
2011-10 4.012 4.461
2011-11 3.972 4.396
2011-12 3.844 4.419
2012-01 4.04 4.466
2012-02 4.071 5.286
2012-03 4.003 4.215
2012-04 3.956 4.953
2012-05 4.05 4.52
2012-06 4.12 4.554
2012-07 3.991 4.542
2012-08 3.958 4.556
2012-09 3.945 4.578
2012-10 3.973 4.582
2012-11 4.023 4.708
2012-12 3.847 4.512
2013-01 3.9 4.699
2013-02 3.982 4.846
2013-03 3.981 4.928
2013-04 4.044 4.986
2013-05 4.09 4.792
2013-06 3.887 4.685
2013-07 3.894 4.598
2013-08 3.866 4.549
2013-09 3.827 4.56
2013-10 3.858 4.27
2013-11 3.892 4.819
2013-12 3.895 4.502
2014-01 3.825 4.241
2014-02 3.793 4.257
2014-03 3.822 4.159
2014-04 3.805 4.151
2014-05 3.757 4.387
2014-06 3.863 4.312
2014-07 3.829 4.341
2014-08 3.881 4.342
2014-09 3.879 4.287
2014-10 3.87 4.013
2014-11 3.766 4.132
2014-12 3.963 4.313
2015-01 3.873 4.445
2015-02 3.866 4.619
2015-03 3.837 4.315
2015-04 3.891 4.232
2015-05 3.841 4.254
2015-06 3.875 4.31
2015-07 4.013 4.34
2015-08 3.892 4.33
2015-09 3.924 4.408
2015-10 3.875 4.65
2015-11 3.772 4.138
2015-12 4.016 3.891
2016-01 3.915 4.25
2016-02 3.968 4.375
2016-03 3.973 4.475
2016-04 3.925 4.639
2016-05 4.16 4.392
2016-06 3.664 4.436
2016-07 3.915 4.363
2016-08 3.996 4.377
2016-09 3.958 4.329
2016-10 3.979 4.661
2016-11 4.024 4.521
2016-12 3.969 4.468
2017-01 3.99 4.861
2017-02 3.916 4.229
2017-03 3.892 3.998
2017-04 3.921 4.298
2017-05 4.0 4.37
2017-06 3.958 4.345
2017-07 3.988 4.357
2017-08 3.967 4.394
2017-09 4.136 4.478
2017-10 3.794 4.241
2017-11 3.926 4.518
2017-12 4.03 4.561
2018-01 3.869 4.115
2018-02 3.949 4.941
2018-03 4.006 4.653
2018-04 3.947 4.167
2018-05 3.943 4.253
2018-06 3.934 4.288
2018-07 3.867 4.307
2018-08 3.916 4.325
2018-09 3.862 4.283
2018-10 4.0 4.298
2018-11 3.942 4.328
2018-12 3.718 4.247
2019-01 3.967 4.547
2019-02 3.97 4.28
2019-03 3.857 4.109
2019-04 3.934 4.363
2019-05 3.823 4.439
2019-06 3.967 4.343
2019-07 3.976 4.35
2019-08 3.924 4.325
2019-09 3.941 4.306
2019-10 3.916 4.21
2019-11 3.95 4.349
2019-12 3.964 4.199
2020-01 3.957 4.201
2020-02 3.926 4.159
2020-03 2.918 4.223

Breakdown of energy

  • Source: INSEE

Food products: +7.8%

In March, food consumption increased markedly (+7.8% after –0.1%). Indeed, the consumption of processed food increased sharlpy and so did, to a lesser extend, the one of fresh products.

Tobacco consumption decreased sharply in March.

Over the whole quarter, food consumption increased (+2.4%).

Food products, engineered goods and energy

Food products, engineered goods and energy
Food products Energy Engineered goods
2009-01 16.443 9.259 19.728
2009-02 16.333 9.108 19.333
2009-03 16.127 8.909 19.491
2009-04 16.481 9.01 19.547
2009-05 16.483 8.912 20.008
2009-06 16.533 8.866 20.074
2009-07 16.505 8.855 19.759
2009-08 16.672 8.65 19.45
2009-09 16.641 8.735 19.947
2009-10 16.66 8.704 20.061
2009-11 16.499 8.595 20.279
2009-12 16.682 8.946 20.42
2010-01 16.605 8.991 20.169
2010-02 16.633 9.095 19.799
2010-03 16.699 8.871 20.265
2010-04 16.684 8.891 19.952
2010-05 16.807 8.874 20.073
2010-06 16.873 8.711 19.772
2010-07 16.898 8.775 20.202
2010-08 16.868 8.739 19.976
2010-09 16.895 8.83 20.192
2010-10 16.991 8.922 20.063
2010-11 16.966 8.881 20.657
2010-12 17.048 9.104 20.56
2011-01 17.013 8.807 20.87
2011-02 17.04 8.655 21.21
2011-03 16.974 8.594 21.0
2011-04 17.016 8.191 20.376
2011-05 16.991 8.362 20.147
2011-06 16.906 8.526 20.294
2011-07 16.953 8.565 20.114
2011-08 16.946 8.752 20.248
2011-09 17.017 8.573 20.217
2011-10 16.963 8.484 20.197
2011-11 16.963 8.38 20.298
2011-12 16.721 8.27 20.462
2012-01 16.976 8.516 20.137
2012-02 17.003 9.319 20.017
2012-03 16.911 8.242 20.364
2012-04 16.958 8.883 19.752
2012-05 16.863 8.579 20.109
2012-06 17.07 8.685 19.944
2012-07 17.095 8.537 19.948
2012-08 17.115 8.513 19.802
2012-09 17.019 8.521 19.826
2012-10 16.937 8.554 19.932
2012-11 16.835 8.725 19.834
2012-12 16.899 8.353 20.003
2013-01 16.933 8.584 19.674
2013-02 17.104 8.809 19.595
2013-03 17.351 8.885 19.555
2013-04 16.723 9.007 19.703
2013-05 17.094 8.876 19.7
2013-06 16.976 8.557 19.739
2013-07 17.124 8.484 19.789
2013-08 17.0 8.407 19.786
2013-09 17.071 8.376 19.835
2013-10 17.207 8.14 20.0
2013-11 17.271 8.687 20.102
2013-12 17.146 8.396 20.346
2014-01 17.076 8.066 19.979
2014-02 16.957 8.048 19.972
2014-03 17.121 7.984 20.005
2014-04 17.084 7.959 20.003
2014-05 17.184 8.136 19.966
2014-06 17.154 8.174 20.067
2014-07 17.032 8.166 20.16
2014-08 17.174 8.221 20.195
2014-09 17.255 8.167 19.938
2014-10 17.225 7.893 20.236
2014-11 17.242 7.899 20.287
2014-12 17.276 8.279 20.405
2015-01 17.301 8.318 20.61
2015-02 17.221 8.485 20.441
2015-03 17.213 8.152 20.431
2015-04 17.349 8.123 20.536
2015-05 17.297 8.095 20.493
2015-06 17.404 8.185 20.8
2015-07 17.353 8.353 20.777
2015-08 17.381 8.222 20.704
2015-09 17.258 8.333 20.938
2015-10 17.303 8.525 20.723
2015-11 17.358 7.91 20.389
2015-12 17.561 7.907 21.09
2016-01 17.467 8.158 21.325
2016-02 17.476 8.341 20.908
2016-03 17.429 8.452 21.181
2016-04 17.261 8.582 21.284
2016-05 17.323 8.538 21.024
2016-06 17.393 8.123 21.439
2016-07 17.383 8.278 20.891
2016-08 17.489 8.368 20.98
2016-09 17.535 8.282 21.029
2016-10 17.52 8.655 21.36
2016-11 17.446 8.548 21.394
2016-12 17.447 8.441 21.53
2017-01 17.469 8.887 21.457
2017-02 17.474 8.133 21.692
2017-03 17.507 7.86 21.671
2017-04 17.51 8.213 21.546
2017-05 17.554 8.362 21.872
2017-06 17.575 8.298 21.827
2017-07 17.532 8.337 21.963
2017-08 17.402 8.358 21.92
2017-09 17.547 8.603 22.213
2017-10 17.431 8.036 21.715
2017-11 17.623 8.456 22.022
2017-12 17.369 8.597 21.923
2018-01 17.37 7.973 21.731
2018-02 17.512 8.917 21.93
2018-03 17.545 8.669 21.925
2018-04 16.859 8.101 22.11
2018-05 17.266 8.189 22.057
2018-06 17.307 8.217 22.147
2018-07 17.311 8.174 21.934
2018-08 17.268 8.239 22.169
2018-09 17.06 8.144 22.014
2018-10 17.234 8.289 22.168
2018-11 17.105 8.267 21.999
2018-12 17.198 7.97 21.552
2019-01 17.041 8.515 22.028
2019-02 17.01 8.248 22.184
2019-03 16.89 7.964 22.259
2019-04 17.007 8.296 21.925
2019-05 17.06 8.263 22.025
2019-06 16.867 8.309 22.144
2019-07 16.928 8.325 22.293
2019-08 16.789 8.248 22.556
2019-09 16.89 8.247 22.267
2019-10 17.027 8.124 22.383
2019-11 16.946 8.298 22.664
2019-12 16.876 8.161 22.709
2020-01 16.926 8.155 22.073
2020-02 16.904 8.082 21.951
2020-03 18.214 7.158 12.665

Food products, engineered goods and energy

  • Source: INSEE

The variation in February 2020 was revised downwards

The variation in household expenditure on goods of February 2020 was revised downwards (–0.5% instead of –0.1%). Since the previous publication, new information has been integrated and the seasonal adjustment coefficients have been updated, excluding March from the estimation period.

Household consumption expenditure on goods

Changes in %. TD-SA
Household consumption expenditure on goods (Changes in %. TD-SA )
Weight (1) January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 March 20 / March 19 Q / Q-1 (2)
Food products 37 0.3 -0.1 7.8 7.8 2.4
- excl. Tobacco 34 0.2 -0.1 9.4 9.8 2.9
Engineered goods 44 -2.8 -0.6 -42.3 -43.1 -16.3
- Durables 22 -5.0 1.3 -48.8 -49.0 -18.8
Including:
- Transport equipment 13 -6.6 1.7 -60.4 -60.7 -23.3
- Household durables 7 -1.0 -1.8 -31.2 -31.6 -12.1
- Textile-clothing 9 -1.2 -3.1 -54.0 -56.1 -20.9
- Other engineered goods 13 0.1 -2.0 -23.7 -24.5 -9.1
Energy 18 -0.1 -0.9 -11.4 -10.1 -4.8
- Energy. water. waste 10 0.1 -1.0 1.5 2.8 -1.4
- Refined Products 9 -0.2 -0.8 -25.7 -24.3 -8.7
Total 100 -1.2 -0.5 -17.9 -18.1 -7.3
- Including Manufactured goods 84 -1.4 -0.4 -22.1 -22.4 -8.7
  • (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.

Next publication: 29 May 2020 at 8:45 am


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