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Weak increase in household consumption of goods
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Index of household consumption of goodsFebruary 2013

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Weak increase in household consumption of goods

Seasonally-adjusted figures show that household consumption of goods increased by 0.3 per cent from January to February.  The main reason for the increase was the purchase of new cars, as was the case for the previous month.

Index of household consumption of goods. Percentage change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted
February 2013January 2013December 2012November 2012October 2012
Of all goods0.31.20.10.3-1.0
Food, beverages and tobacco-0.80.50.80.40.2
Electricity and heating fuels-5.1-5.57.9-2.5-0.3
Purchases of vehicles and petrol2.85.9-5.00.5-0.8
Other goods1.41.50.00.6-2.1
Index of household consumption of goods. 2005=100

The increase in consumption of cars was 2.8 per cent from January to February. In isolation, the consumption of cars contributed 0.5 percentage points to the increase in consumption of goods. Household purchases of other goods, such as clothing and leisure equipment, also showed an increase from January to February.

Electricity and heating fuels decreased by 5.1 per cent, and thereby fell for the second month in a row. Consumption of food and beverages declined by 0.8 per cent.

Without adjusting for seasonal variations, the total household consumption of goods was 0.3 per cent lower in February 2013 than in February 2012.