This is an archived release.
Increased consumption of goods
The seasonally adjusted volume index of commodity consumption increased by 1.9 percent from October to November.
The unadjusted index of commodity consumption was 1.4 percent higher in November this year than November last year.
The calculation of the index of commodity consumption is based on information from the index of retail sales. In addition, the index of commodity consumption uses information about purchases of cars and motorcycles, consumption of petrol and oil from petrol stations and household consumption of electricity.
The index of commodity consumption uses the same definitions and methods of compilation as the Quarterly National Accounts. The index of commodity consumption is thus an indicator of household consumption of goods in the Quarterly National Accounts.
Index of commodity consumption, November 2000. Sesonally
adjusted and unadjusted volume index. November 1999-November
Change from previous
Change from same
month last year. Per cent