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Growth in household consumption of goods
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2013-08-13T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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Index of household consumption of goodsJune 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 May to June 2013. An increase in the purchase of vehicles contributed to pulling the index up.

Index of household consumption of goods. Percentage change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted
June 2013May 2013April 2013March 2013February 2013
Of all goods0.40.3-0.90.10.8
Food, beverages and tobacco-0.71.2-1.30.20.4
Electricity and heating fuels-3.2-7.22.18.1-4.5
Purchases of vehicles and petrol5.2-2.8-2.1-1.62.4
Other goods0.22.4-0.7-0.91.6
Figure 1. Index of household consumption of goods. 2005=100

Purchases of vehicles and petrol rose by 5.2 per cent from May to June, after a decrease in the three previous months.

Consumption of food and beverages was down 0.7 per cent in June, while consumption of “other goods”, such as clothes and leisure equipment, increased by 0.2 per cent.

Consumption of electricity and heating fuels decreased 3.2 per cent in June, and contributed to pulling the growth in total consumption of goods down by 0.3 percentage points.

Without adjusting for seasonal variations, the total household consumption of goods was 0.7 per cent lower in June 2013 than in June 2012.