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Growth in household consumption of goods
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2013-06-28T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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Index of household consumption of goodsMay 2013

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Growth in household consumption of goods

Seasonally-adjusted figures show that household consumption of goods increased by 0.4 per cent from April to May 2013. Decreased consumption of electricity and vehicles softened the increase in consumption of goods.

Index of household consumption of goods. Percentage change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted
May 2013April 2013March 2013February 2013January 2013
Of all goods0.4-0.80.10.80.8
Food, beverages and tobacco0.9-0.90.10.3-0.2
Electricity and heating fuels-6.01.39.3-4.6-8.5
Purchases of vehicles and petrol-2.6-2.2-1.72.36.5
Other goods2.4-0.6-1.01.71.5
Index of household consumption of goods. 2005=100

Consumption of food and beverages rose 0.9 per cent from April to May. Consumption of “other goods”, such as clothes and leisure equipment, increased by 2.4 per cent, after a decrease both in April and March.

Consumption of electricity and heating fuels decreased 6 per cent in May, and contributed to pulling the growth in total consumption of goods down by 0.4 percentage points. Purchases of vehicles and petrol also showed a decrease, and was down 2.6 per cent from April to May.

Without adjusting for seasonal variations, the total household consumption of goods was 0,9 per cent higher in May 2013 than in May 2012.