This is an archived release.
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.
|June 2013||May 2013||April 2013||March 2013||February 2013|
|Of all goods||0.4||0.3||-0.9||0.1||0.8|
|Food, beverages and tobacco||-0.7||1.2||-1.3||0.2||0.4|
|Electricity and heating fuels||-3.2||-7.2||2.1||8.1||-4.5|
|Purchases of vehicles and petrol||5.2||-2.8||-2.1||-1.6||2.4|
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.