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Stable household consumption of goods
Household consumption of goods rose 0.1 per cent from December 2013 to January 2014. Excluding electricity and heating fuels, there was no change in household consumption of goods from December to January.
|January 2014||December 2013||November 2013||October 2013||September 2013|
|Of all goods||0.1||-0.2||0.3||-0.6||0.6|
|Food, beverages and tobacco||-0.3||1.1||-0.4||0.2||0.5|
|Electricity and heating fuels||1.0||-1.7||2.9||-1.2||0.5|
|Purchases of vehicles and petrol||0.6||-1.4||0.1||-2.2||0.9|
The seasonally-adjusted figures show that purchases of vehicles and petrol rose by 0.6 per cent from December 2013 to January 2014. The consumption of electricity and heating fuels went up by 1 per cent.
The consumption of food and beverages went down by 0.3 per cent from December to January, while there was no change in household consumption of other goods .
Without adjusting for calendar effects and seasonality, household consumption of goods was 1.3 per cent lower in January 2014 than in January 2013.