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Continued growth in household consumption of goods
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2015-12-30T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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Household consumption of goods increased 0.8 per cent in November 2015, according to seasonally adjusted figures. The rise comes after a clear upturn the previous month.

Index of household consumption of goodsNovember 2015

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Continued growth in household consumption of goods

Household consumption of goods increased 0.8 per cent in November 2015, according to seasonally adjusted figures. The rise comes after a clear upturn the previous month.

Index of household consumption of goods. Main table. Percentage volume change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted. 2005=100
November 2015October 2015September 2015August 2015July 2015
Of all goods0.80.7-0.7-0.60.0
Food, beverages and tobacco-0.40.9-0.81.7-0.2
Electricity and heating fuels-0.5-1.10.2-3.5-4.7
Purchases of vehicles and petrol0.5-0.4-2.01.8-1.7
Other goods2.21.3-0.3-2.91.8
Figure 1. Index of household consumption of goods, seasonally adjusted and unadjusted. 2005=100

The consumption of other goods, notably clothing, shoes, furniture, appliances and ICT equipment, pulled up the total household consumption of goods. The growth from the month before was 2.2 per cent. Otherwise, there was a small increase in the purchase of vehicles and petrol of 0.5 per cent.

The consumption of food and beverages fell by 0.4 per cent from October to November, after a marked increase the month before. The consumption of electricity and heating fuels went down 0.5 per cent. In combination, they pulled down household consumption of goods by 0.2 percentage points.

Without adjusting for calendar effects and seasonality, household consumption of goods was 1.3 per cent higher in November 2015 than in the same month the year before.

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The index of household consumption of goods describes the development in household consumption of goods. For goods sold in the retailing industry, the index of retail sales is the main source. The index of household consumption of goods also includes purchases of cars (initial registration) and consumption of electricity and heating fuels.

The index of household consumption of goods uses the same definitions and methods of compilation as the Quarterly National Accounts, and thus serves as an indicator of household final consumption expenditure in the Quarterly National Accounts.