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Cars pulled up household consumption of goods
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2013-09-30T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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The index of household consumption of goods for August 2013 is a volume index.

Index of household consumption of goodsAugust 2013

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Cars pulled up household consumption of goods

Seasonally-adjusted figures show that household consumption of goods increased by 0.6 per cent from July to August 2013. The increase is mainly due to purchases of vehicles.

Index of household consumption of goods. Percentage change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted
August 2013July 2013June 2013May 2013April 2013
Of all goods0.6-2.10.10.2-0.7
Food, beverages and tobacco0.00.3-0.70.9-1.0
Electricity and heating fuels-2.62.0-3.2-7.11.9
Purchases of vehicles and petrol4.4-5.82.8-2.6-1.3
Other goods0.4-3.30.42.3-0.9
Figure 1. Index of household consumption of goods. 2005=100

Purchases of vehicles and petrol increased by 4.4 per cent, after a strong decrease in the month before. In August, this consumption group contributed to pulling up household consumption of goods by 0.7 percentage points.

Consumption of “other goods”, such as furniture and leisure equipment, showed an increase of 0.4 per cent from July to August, while consumption of food and beverages was at the same level as in July. However consumption of electricity and heating fuels decreased by 2.6 per cent in the same period.

Although the household consumption of goods increased from July to August, the level of household consumption of goods is lower than in the first six months of 2013.

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