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Slight increase in household consumption
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2010-11-30T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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vki, Index of household consumption of goods, volume index, household consumption (for example car purchase, food consumption, electricity consumption)Wholesale and retail trade , National accounts , Consumption, Income and consumption, National accounts and business cycles, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Index of household consumption of goodsOctober 2010

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Slight increase in household consumption

Household consumption of goods increased 0.2 per cent in October, after an increase of 0.9 per cent in September, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. Increased consumption of electricity contributed to half of this growth.

Consumption of electricity and heating fuels went up 2 per cent from September to October, while purchases of vehicles and petrol increased 0.4 per cent.

Consumption of food and other goods remained approximately unchanged in October.

Without adjustments for seasonal variations, the household consumption of goods was 0.9 per cent lower in October compared with the same month in the previous year.

Index of household consumption of goods. October 2010. Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted volume indices. October 2009-October 2010. 1995=1001
 
Period Sesonally
adjusted
Change from previous
month. Per cent
Unadjusted Change from the same
month last year. Per cent
 
2009        
October  153.4 2.4  154.0 5.9
November  151.1 -1.4  149.5 3.8
Desember  152.9 1.2  200.2 5.4
         
2010        
January  154.3 0.9  144.8 5.9
February  153.1 -0.7  132.7 6.1
March  151.9 -0.8  157.7 14.2
April  151.3 -0.4  134.6 -1.2
May  152.7 0.9  145.2 0.1
June  152.7 0.0  160.5 5.6
July  153.8 0.7  158.6 2.7
August  153.2 -0.4  152.8 2.2
September  154.5 0.9  149.0 2.7
October  154.8 0.2  152.6 -0.9
 
1  Please note that the indices have been revised.

Method differs from the index of retail sales

The index of household consumption of goods describes the development in household consumption, while the index of retail sales measures the development in retail sales. Compared to the index of retail sales, the index of household consumption of goods has a wider selection of goods. The calculation of the index of household consumption of goods is based on information from the index of retail sales, plus purchases of cars (initial registration) and consumption of electricity and heating fuels. This may result in deviations in the development of the two indices. Additionally, it should be borne in mind that the “Standard Industrial Classification” changed on 1 January 2009, which inter alia means that petrol stations from then onwards are part of retail sales.

 

Connection to quarterly national accounts

The index of household consumption of goods uses the same definitions and methods of compilation as the quarterly national accounts, and thus serves as an indicator of household consumption in the quarterly national accounts.

 

Revisions

Since Statistics Norway gives a high priority to timeliness in the release of statistics, the index of household consumption of goods sometimes has to rely on preliminary estimates, which are replaced in subsequent releases.

Seasonally-adjusted figures

As regards the seasonally-adjusted figures, the figures for previous periods may be revised when a new month is added to the series. For further information, see About seasonal adjustments in the left column.

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