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Strong fall in household consumption of goods
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2013-08-30T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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Index of household consumption of goodsJuly 2013

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Strong fall in household consumption of goods

Seasonally-adjusted figures show that household consumption of goods decreased by 2.0 per cent from June to July 2013. Half of the decrease is due to a strong fall in purchases of vehicles and petrol.

Index of household consumption of goods. Percentage change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted
July 2013June 2013May 2013April 2013March 2013
Of all goods-2.00.20.2-0.90.1
Food, beverages and tobacco0.6-0.70.8-1.00.1
Electricity and heating fuels1.9-3.0-7.12.08.4
Purchases of vehicles and petrol-6.43.8-2.7-2.2-1.6
Other goods-3.20.22.3-0.8-0.9
Figure 1. Index of household consumption of goods. 2005=100

Purchases of vehicles and petrol fell by 6.4 per cent form June to July. Consumption of “other goods”, such as clothes and furniture, also showed a clear fall in the seasonally-adjusted figures.

Consumption of food and beverages rose by 0.6 per cent in July. Consumption of electricity and heating fuels increased by 1.9 per cent in the same period.

Without adjusting for seasonal variations, the total household consumption of goods was 1.8 per cent higher in July 2013 than in July 2012.