30 June 2020
N° 2020-161

In May, household consumption expenditure on goods bounced back sharply but remains below its February level (–7.2%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - May 2020

In May 2020, household consumption expenditure on goods bounced back sharply but stays below its February level (–7.2% in volume* compared to February after –32.0% between April and February). Manufactured good consumption increased compared to the one of April but without returning to its level of February (–14.0% in May after –62.4% in April, still compared to February). Energy expenditure also remains below February’s (–14.3%), despite a rebound in May. Food consumption remains at a high level compared to February (+4.1%).

Informations rapides
No 161
Paru le : Paru le 30/06/2020
Prochaine parution le : 31/07/2020 at 08:45 - June 2020
Informations rapides  No 161 - June 2020
Warning:

In the context of the lockdown of the French population that was set up between mid-March and mid-May, 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 Accounts. In this context, estimates could be more revised than usual in further publications. Furthermore, the large month-to-month changes, both upwards and downwards, are difficult to interpret. The evolution rates commented in this publication therefore refer to February, the last complete month before the lockdown, in order to better estimate the difference with the pre-lockdown level of consumer spending.

In May 2020, household consumption expenditure on goods bounced back sharply but stays below its February level (–7.2% in volume* compared to February after –32.0% between April and February). Manufactured good consumption increased compared to the one of April but without returning to its level of February (–14.0% in May after –62.4% in April, still compared to February). Energy expenditure also remains below February’s (–14.3%), despite a rebound in May. Food consumption remains at a high level compared to February (+4.1%).

Total consumption of goods

Total consumption of goods
Monthly data
2009-01 45.389
2009-02 44.65
2009-03 44.47
2009-04 44.971
2009-05 45.273
2009-06 45.514
2009-07 44.994
2009-08 44.706
2009-09 45.275
2009-10 45.406
2009-11 45.365
2009-12 46.011
2010-01 45.736
2010-02 45.451
2010-03 45.838
2010-04 45.455
2010-05 45.733
2010-06 45.296
2010-07 45.854
2010-08 45.573
2010-09 45.899
2010-10 45.934
2010-11 46.497
2010-12 46.711
2011-01 46.716
2011-02 46.977
2011-03 46.637
2011-04 45.626
2011-05 45.548
2011-06 45.717
2011-07 45.596
2011-08 45.911
2011-09 45.82
2011-10 45.642
2011-11 45.632
2011-12 45.526
2012-01 45.648
2012-02 46.286
2012-03 45.609
2012-04 45.56
2012-05 45.489
2012-06 45.765
2012-07 45.535
2012-08 45.431
2012-09 45.37
2012-10 45.42
2012-11 45.408
2012-12 45.264
2013-01 45.192
2013-02 45.471
2013-03 45.817
2013-04 45.447
2013-05 45.637
2013-06 45.261
2013-07 45.391
2013-08 45.202
2013-09 45.267
2013-10 45.369
2013-11 46.061
2013-12 45.867
2014-01 45.158
2014-02 44.979
2014-03 45.148
2014-04 45.067
2014-05 45.308
2014-06 45.33
2014-07 45.325
2014-08 45.606
2014-09 45.345
2014-10 45.34
2014-11 45.41
2014-12 45.925
2015-01 46.2
2015-02 46.122
2015-03 45.798
2015-04 46.052
2015-05 45.893
2015-06 46.346
2015-07 46.481
2015-08 46.335
2015-09 46.523
2015-10 46.543
2015-11 45.612
2015-12 46.584
2016-01 46.983
2016-02 46.681
2016-03 47.043
2016-04 47.16
2016-05 46.908
2016-06 46.909
2016-07 46.562
2016-08 46.843
2016-09 46.872
2016-10 47.537
2016-11 47.358
2016-12 47.4
2017-01 47.776
2017-02 47.338
2017-03 47.127
2017-04 47.383
2017-05 47.82
2017-06 47.733
2017-07 47.866
2017-08 47.694
2017-09 48.34
2017-10 47.186
2017-11 48.046
2017-12 47.926
2018-01 47.065
2018-02 48.374
2018-03 48.099
2018-04 47.168
2018-05 47.516
2018-06 47.575
2018-07 47.439
2018-08 47.661
2018-09 47.239
2018-10 47.68
2018-11 47.426
2018-12 46.883
2019-01 47.685
2019-02 47.557
2019-03 47.245
2019-04 47.419
2019-05 47.521
2019-06 47.493
2019-07 47.709
2019-08 47.77
2019-09 47.612
2019-10 47.678
2019-11 48.021
2019-12 47.913
2020-01 47.265
2020-02 46.951
2020-03 39.451
2020-04 31.906
2020-05 43.582

Total consumption of goods

  • Source: INSEE

Manufactured goods: –14.0% compared to February, after –62.4% in April

Manufactured good consumption was still relatively low in May, mainly because of the very low level of durable good purchases and, to a lesser extent, textile-clothing spending. However, the consumption of "other manufactured goods" almost returned to its February level.

Durables: –19.0% compared to February, after –69.1% in April

In May, spending on durable goods was still far from its February level (–19.0%). In particular, the consumption of transport equipment bounced back but stays by 25.1% under its level of February, after –76.5% in April. On the contrary, spending on housing equipment bounced back to its level of February (–0.1% after –58.1% in April): indeed, furniture and household appliance sales were very dynamic, after two months of sharp decrease.

Textile-clothing: –16.9% compared to February, after –74.0% in April

Spending on textile-clothing is gradually returning to normal, although remaining clearly below its pre-lockdown level. Indeed, in May, despite a clear rebound compared to April, clothing and footwear sales were still very affected by the closing of stores at the beginning of the month.

Other engineered goods: –4.0% compared to February, after –44.1% in April

In May, the consumption of "other manufactured goods" remained slightly below its February level (–4.0%).

Breakdown of engineered goods

Breakdown of engineered goods
Transport equipment Textile-clothing Other engineered goods Household durables
2009-01 5.582 4.588 5.805 2.618
2009-02 5.53 4.286 5.698 2.595
2009-03 5.598 4.397 5.71 2.604
2009-04 5.652 4.338 5.73 2.625
2009-05 6.121 4.352 5.699 2.632
2009-06 5.843 4.566 5.823 2.679
2009-07 5.799 4.281 5.694 2.69
2009-08 5.679 4.111 5.717 2.696
2009-09 5.864 4.355 5.753 2.727
2009-10 5.904 4.455 5.779 2.718
2009-11 6.305 4.327 5.753 2.704
2009-12 6.267 4.418 5.812 2.727
2010-01 5.916 4.502 5.794 2.734
2010-02 5.722 4.243 5.835 2.754
2010-03 5.922 4.419 5.877 2.805
2010-04 5.572 4.407 5.903 2.77
2010-05 5.591 4.335 5.976 2.879
2010-06 5.601 4.113 5.947 2.803
2010-07 5.542 4.662 5.96 2.766
2010-08 5.344 4.435 5.964 2.913
2010-09 5.61 4.437 5.996 2.874
2010-10 5.59 4.364 6.003 2.835
2010-11 6.106 4.469 6.022 2.825
2010-12 6.077 4.44 6.033 2.81
2011-01 6.277 4.369 6.057 2.912
2011-02 6.363 4.525 6.07 3.003
2011-03 6.236 4.434 6.089 2.996
2011-04 5.603 4.507 6.105 2.872
2011-05 5.507 4.361 6.136 2.882
2011-06 5.489 4.427 6.109 2.935
2011-07 5.484 4.239 6.091 2.945
2011-08 5.542 4.305 6.102 2.954
2011-09 5.605 4.261 6.109 2.937
2011-10 5.538 4.325 6.109 2.918
2011-11 5.76 4.283 6.106 2.864
2011-12 5.638 4.328 6.129 3.054
2012-01 5.443 4.374 6.1 2.94
2012-02 5.331 4.263 6.103 3.025
2012-03 5.532 4.491 6.159 2.965
2012-04 5.316 3.971 6.056 3.053
2012-05 5.417 4.293 6.059 3.02
2012-06 5.312 4.118 6.208 3.039
2012-07 5.225 4.244 6.105 3.041
2012-08 5.204 4.221 6.106 2.986
2012-09 5.086 4.34 6.101 3.014
2012-10 5.146 4.33 6.12 3.035
2012-11 5.127 4.252 6.122 3.057
2012-12 5.319 4.252 6.109 3.042
2013-01 4.973 4.281 6.114 3.018
2013-02 4.989 4.209 6.093 2.997
2013-03 4.892 4.175 6.129 3.076
2013-04 4.946 4.216 6.154 3.088
2013-05 5.02 4.112 6.174 3.078
2013-06 4.973 4.228 6.146 3.086
2013-07 4.995 4.273 6.169 3.069
2013-08 5.043 4.176 6.167 3.114
2013-09 5.021 4.236 6.144 3.133
2013-10 5.088 4.273 6.193 3.164
2013-11 5.13 4.367 6.204 3.117
2013-12 5.44 4.24 6.169 3.19
2014-01 4.871 4.385 6.249 3.174
2014-02 5.043 4.285 6.228 3.111
2014-03 4.98 4.36 6.265 3.133
2014-04 5.058 4.247 6.238 3.146
2014-05 4.868 4.269 6.283 3.265
2014-06 4.951 4.338 6.196 3.218
2014-07 4.913 4.362 6.238 3.305
2014-08 4.979 4.276 6.293 3.339
2014-09 4.933 4.044 6.276 3.342
2014-10 5.05 4.226 6.281 3.34
2014-11 5.011 4.299 6.305 3.333
2014-12 4.947 4.361 6.32 3.418
2015-01 4.997 4.492 6.364 3.386
2015-02 4.956 4.34 6.385 3.388
2015-03 5.022 4.299 6.384 3.375
2015-04 5.044 4.401 6.412 3.359
2015-05 5.054 4.301 6.426 3.362
2015-06 5.219 4.42 6.42 3.363
2015-07 5.217 4.359 6.426 3.455
2015-08 5.128 4.389 6.408 3.479
2015-09 5.243 4.417 6.449 3.502
2015-10 5.189 4.348 6.441 3.461
2015-11 5.2 4.107 6.388 3.365
2015-12 5.254 4.303 6.471 3.776
2016-01 5.337 4.616 6.465 3.573
2016-02 5.338 4.191 6.468 3.592
2016-03 5.453 4.215 6.443 3.745
2016-04 5.434 4.216 6.491 3.871
2016-05 5.373 4.245 6.465 3.627
2016-06 5.379 4.506 6.489 3.751
2016-07 5.365 4.253 6.468 3.49
2016-08 5.468 4.213 6.472 3.542
2016-09 5.535 4.154 6.476 3.575
2016-10 5.535 4.416 6.488 3.606
2016-11 5.762 4.246 6.493 3.553
2016-12 5.82 4.322 6.548 3.588
2017-01 5.675 4.347 6.528 3.611
2017-02 5.696 4.481 6.555 3.695
2017-03 5.723 4.435 6.57 3.678
2017-04 5.728 4.284 6.553 3.702
2017-05 5.851 4.467 6.548 3.714
2017-06 5.922 4.266 6.561 3.744
2017-07 5.905 4.377 6.6 3.789
2017-08 5.852 4.378 6.59 3.783
2017-09 5.854 4.654 6.596 3.8
2017-10 5.903 4.144 6.582 3.761
2017-11 5.829 4.41 6.613 3.851
2017-12 5.961 4.343 6.598 3.722
2018-01 5.761 4.288 6.585 3.742
2018-02 5.853 4.395 6.562 3.76
2018-03 5.914 4.268 6.606 3.78
2018-04 6.044 4.401 6.586 3.696
2018-05 6.039 4.276 6.588 3.75
2018-06 6.026 4.24 6.599 3.855
2018-07 5.879 4.3 6.594 3.797
2018-08 6.06 4.293 6.6 3.813
2018-09 5.993 4.217 6.602 3.802
2018-10 6.075 4.241 6.602 3.839
2018-11 5.954 4.23 6.568 3.868
2018-12 5.628 4.251 6.599 3.763
2019-01 5.932 4.288 6.612 3.884
2019-02 5.936 4.364 6.629 3.917
2019-03 6.074 4.305 6.624 3.92
2019-04 5.804 4.244 6.605 3.953
2019-05 5.821 4.301 6.628 3.957
2019-06 5.976 4.338 6.614 3.842
2019-07 6.09 4.263 6.653 3.954
2019-08 6.282 4.325 6.65 3.946
2019-09 6.046 4.295 6.649 3.939
2019-10 6.167 4.279 6.668 3.941
2019-11 6.235 4.342 6.704 4.018
2019-12 6.397 4.286 6.65 4.032
2020-01 5.971 4.228 6.657 3.965
2020-02 6.021 4.094 6.67 3.878
2020-03 2.886 2.08 4.885 2.649
2020-04 1.413 1.064 3.729 1.623
2020-05 4.51 3.404 6.403 3.876

Breakdown of engineered goods

  • Source: INSEE

Energy: –14.3% compared to February, after –32.8% in April

In May, energy consumption remained markedly below February’s but increased compared to the one of April. In particular, gas and electricity consumption increased sharply and is back to its level of February. On the contrary, fuel consumption did not return to its pre-lockdown level, despite a sharp increase in May.

Breakdown of energy

Breakdown of energy
Refined Products Energy, water, waste
2009-01 4.395 4.871
2009-02 4.351 4.759
2009-03 4.323 4.576
2009-04 4.364 4.635
2009-05 4.339 4.558
2009-06 4.311 4.541
2009-07 4.275 4.573
2009-08 4.074 4.59
2009-09 4.166 4.571
2009-10 4.152 4.555
2009-11 4.189 4.391
2009-12 4.289 4.658
2010-01 4.064 4.912
2010-02 4.294 4.793
2010-03 4.153 4.708
2010-04 4.259 4.627
2010-05 4.143 4.722
2010-06 4.101 4.601
2010-07 4.187 4.583
2010-08 4.122 4.609
2010-09 4.182 4.641
2010-10 4.177 4.736
2010-11 4.161 4.71
2010-12 4.067 5.02
2011-01 4.202 4.59
2011-02 4.17 4.469
2011-03 4.096 4.486
2011-04 4.028 4.144
2011-05 3.861 4.498
2011-06 4.017 4.498
2011-07 4.018 4.538
2011-08 4.175 4.562
2011-09 4.055 4.507
2011-10 4.013 4.461
2011-11 3.973 4.397
2011-12 3.847 4.42
2012-01 4.04 4.466
2012-02 4.068 5.288
2012-03 4.003 4.215
2012-04 3.956 4.955
2012-05 4.051 4.522
2012-06 4.118 4.554
2012-07 3.991 4.541
2012-08 3.958 4.554
2012-09 3.947 4.578
2012-10 3.973 4.581
2012-11 4.023 4.708
2012-12 3.85 4.511
2013-01 3.9 4.698
2013-02 3.98 4.845
2013-03 3.981 4.928
2013-04 4.043 4.987
2013-05 4.091 4.798
2013-06 3.884 4.685
2013-07 3.894 4.597
2013-08 3.867 4.546
2013-09 3.828 4.56
2013-10 3.857 4.268
2013-11 3.893 4.82
2013-12 3.897 4.502
2014-01 3.826 4.241
2014-02 3.791 4.256
2014-03 3.823 4.157
2014-04 3.805 4.151
2014-05 3.758 4.395
2014-06 3.86 4.311
2014-07 3.828 4.339
2014-08 3.881 4.34
2014-09 3.879 4.287
2014-10 3.866 4.011
2014-11 3.769 4.132
2014-12 3.965 4.314
2015-01 3.877 4.445
2015-02 3.869 4.618
2015-03 3.829 4.313
2015-04 3.89 4.232
2015-05 3.847 4.262
2015-06 3.876 4.308
2015-07 4.011 4.337
2015-08 3.892 4.327
2015-09 3.915 4.408
2015-10 3.873 4.65
2015-11 3.772 4.131
2015-12 4.016 3.893
2016-01 3.899 4.251
2016-02 3.967 4.369
2016-03 3.978 4.485
2016-04 3.916 4.635
2016-05 4.161 4.38
2016-06 3.669 4.422
2016-07 3.915 4.361
2016-08 4.004 4.375
2016-09 3.968 4.328
2016-10 3.981 4.655
2016-11 4.013 4.514
2016-12 3.974 4.446
2017-01 3.99 4.833
2017-02 3.925 4.219
2017-03 3.892 3.987
2017-04 3.934 4.28
2017-05 4.004 4.356
2017-06 3.976 4.333
2017-07 4.003 4.331
2017-08 3.964 4.365
2017-09 4.154 4.452
2017-10 3.797 4.206
2017-11 3.94 4.484
2017-12 4.068 4.523
2018-01 3.91 4.068
2018-02 3.985 4.896
2018-03 4.048 4.604
2018-04 3.987 4.115
2018-05 3.984 4.215
2018-06 3.973 4.227
2018-07 3.901 4.251
2018-08 3.955 4.27
2018-09 3.912 4.224
2018-10 4.027 4.248
2018-11 3.986 4.273
2018-12 3.79 4.201
2019-01 4.0 4.499
2019-02 3.997 4.247
2019-03 3.88 4.076
2019-04 3.957 4.336
2019-05 3.848 4.42
2019-06 3.987 4.319
2019-07 3.997 4.321
2019-08 3.958 4.303
2019-09 3.961 4.286
2019-10 3.933 4.186
2019-11 3.975 4.332
2019-12 3.995 4.181
2020-01 3.972 4.185
2020-02 3.956 4.126
2020-03 2.936 4.217
2020-04 1.566 3.824
2020-05 2.676 4.227

Breakdown of energy

  • Source: INSEE

Food products: +4.1% compared to February, after +3.4% in April

In May, food consumption remains above its level of February. The consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables increased slightly, as the one of processed food from the agri-food industry, after a sharp decrease in April and a strong increase in March.

Food products, engineered goods and energy

Food products, engineered goods and energy
Food products Energy Engineered goods
2009-01 16.449 9.259 19.769
2009-02 16.337 9.108 19.306
2009-03 16.129 8.91 19.494
2009-04 16.484 9.009 19.559
2009-05 16.479 8.912 19.93
2009-06 16.533 8.865 20.147
2009-07 16.505 8.855 19.694
2009-08 16.672 8.65 19.447
2009-09 16.641 8.735 19.936
2009-10 16.658 8.704 20.07
2009-11 16.496 8.596 20.271
2009-12 16.68 8.948 20.41
2010-01 16.611 8.992 20.177
2010-02 16.634 9.094 19.811
2010-03 16.704 8.87 20.283
2010-04 16.689 8.89 19.925
2010-05 16.797 8.875 20.096
2010-06 16.875 8.71 19.75
2010-07 16.899 8.775 20.194
2010-08 16.868 8.738 19.991
2010-09 16.894 8.83 20.197
2010-10 16.989 8.922 20.07
2010-11 16.965 8.88 20.648
2010-12 17.049 9.106 20.592
2011-01 17.025 8.806 20.873
2011-02 17.044 8.655 21.231
2011-03 16.983 8.594 21.017
2011-04 17.026 8.19 20.363
2011-05 16.978 8.364 20.188
2011-06 16.905 8.525 20.278
2011-07 16.949 8.565 20.089
2011-08 16.944 8.75 20.235
2011-09 17.016 8.572 20.232
2011-10 16.96 8.484 20.19
2011-11 16.959 8.381 20.27
2011-12 16.716 8.273 20.487
2012-01 16.985 8.517 20.136
2012-02 16.991 9.317 19.998
2012-03 16.914 8.242 20.424
2012-04 16.97 8.886 19.719
2012-05 16.847 8.581 20.053
2012-06 17.07 8.683 20.013
2012-07 17.093 8.535 19.908
2012-08 17.116 8.511 19.807
2012-09 17.019 8.522 19.831
2012-10 16.937 8.553 19.927
2012-11 16.832 8.725 19.854
2012-12 16.893 8.356 20.003
2013-01 16.943 8.583 19.668
2013-02 17.103 8.807 19.568
2013-03 17.362 8.885 19.581
2013-04 16.74 9.006 19.704
2013-05 17.076 8.883 19.685
2013-06 16.977 8.555 19.731
2013-07 17.119 8.483 19.792
2013-08 17.002 8.406 19.794
2013-09 17.071 8.377 19.819
2013-10 17.209 8.137 20.021
2013-11 17.266 8.69 20.107
2013-12 17.135 8.398 20.328
2014-01 17.08 8.067 20.011
2014-02 16.956 8.045 19.979
2014-03 17.129 7.983 20.035
2014-04 17.111 7.959 19.997
2014-05 17.169 8.145 19.994
2014-06 17.158 8.17 20.002
2014-07 17.022 8.164 20.138
2014-08 17.181 8.22 20.206
2014-09 17.26 8.166 19.92
2014-10 17.226 7.887 20.225
2014-11 17.228 7.903 20.277
2014-12 17.261 8.282 20.382
2015-01 17.301 8.322 20.577
2015-02 17.224 8.486 20.412
2015-03 17.233 8.142 20.423
2015-04 17.382 8.122 20.547
2015-05 17.285 8.109 20.499
2015-06 17.404 8.184 20.758
2015-07 17.337 8.348 20.796
2015-08 17.394 8.219 20.721
2015-09 17.254 8.323 20.947
2015-10 17.278 8.524 20.741
2015-11 17.347 7.903 20.362
2015-12 17.525 7.909 21.15
2016-01 17.509 8.145 21.323
2016-02 17.452 8.333 20.897
2016-03 17.411 8.467 21.171
2016-04 17.304 8.569 21.297
2016-05 17.363 8.526 21.027
2016-06 17.358 8.113 21.433
2016-07 17.412 8.277 20.873
2016-08 17.495 8.374 20.975
2016-09 17.536 8.291 21.044
2016-10 17.541 8.65 21.355
2016-11 17.466 8.53 21.368
2016-12 17.394 8.421 21.588
2017-01 17.484 8.857 21.458
2017-02 17.461 8.13 21.738
2017-03 17.543 7.849 21.71
2017-04 17.593 8.205 21.576
2017-05 17.572 8.351 21.895
2017-06 17.62 8.301 21.806
2017-07 17.555 8.322 21.986
2017-08 17.451 8.324 21.918
2017-09 17.546 8.591 22.213
2017-10 17.462 8.0 21.708
2017-11 17.594 8.433 22.021
2017-12 17.403 8.59 21.946
2018-01 17.401 7.962 21.697
2018-02 17.588 8.903 21.885
2018-03 17.551 8.656 21.893
2018-04 17.038 8.084 22.056
2018-05 17.358 8.186 21.975
2018-06 17.348 8.188 22.042
2018-07 17.406 8.146 21.887
2018-08 17.355 8.216 22.095
2018-09 17.168 8.128 21.949
2018-10 17.332 8.261 22.093
2018-11 17.234 8.249 21.948
2018-12 17.33 7.989 21.56
2019-01 17.162 8.493 22.029
2019-02 17.171 8.236 22.168
2019-03 17.069 7.948 22.265
2019-04 17.201 8.286 21.937
2019-05 17.232 8.264 22.034
2019-06 17.1 8.298 22.108
2019-07 17.106 8.311 22.313
2019-08 16.978 8.254 22.575
2019-09 17.115 8.241 22.279
2019-10 17.191 8.111 22.409
2019-11 17.082 8.3 22.675
2019-12 17.038 8.169 22.753
2020-01 17.103 8.149 22.028
2020-02 17.038 8.073 21.852
2020-03 18.597 7.164 13.192
2020-04 17.621 5.421 8.223
2020-05 17.735 6.92 18.796

Food products, engineered goods and energy

  • Source: INSEE

Household consumption expenditure on goods

Changes in %. TD-SA
Household consumption expenditure on goods (Changes in %. TD-SA )
Weight (1) March 2020 / February 2020 April 2020 / February 2020 May 2020 / February 2020 May 20 / May 19 Q / Q-1 (2)
Food products 37 9.2 3.4 4.1 2.9 5.4
- excl. Tobacco 34 10.8 3.9 4.4 3.4 6.2
Engineered goods 44 -39.6 -62.4 -14.0 -14.7 -39.7
- Durables 22 -43.8 -69.1 -19.0 -19.1 -45.3
Including:
- Transport equipment 13 -52.1 -76.5 -25.1 -22.5 -52.1
- Household durables 7 -31.7 -58.1 -0.1 -2.1 -31.4
- Textile-clothing 9 -49.2 -74.0 -16.9 -20.9 -48.1
- Other engineered goods 13 -26.8 -44.1 -4.0 -3.4 -24.8
Energy 18 -11.3 -32.8 -14.3 -16.3 -20.0
- Energy. water. waste 10 2.2 -7.3 2.4 -4.4 -1.8
- Refined Products 9 -25.8 -60.4 -32.3 -30.5 -39.8
Total 100 -16.0 -32.0 -7.2 -8.3 -19.1
- Including Manufactured goods 84 -20.1 -37.1 -8.7 -8.9 -22.7
  • (1) Weighting in the consumption expenditure on goods in value in 2017
  • (2) Last three months / previous three months
  • Source: INSEE

March and April 2020 estimates are revised upwards

Estimates of household consumption expenditure on goods in March and April 2020 were revised upwards compared to February:–16.0% instead of –16.9% in March and –32.0% instead of –33.7% in April. Since the previous publication, new information has been integrated and the seasonal adjustment coefficients have been updated, excluding April and May from the estimation period.

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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: 31 July 2020 at 8:45 am


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