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Stable household consumption
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Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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Household consumption of goods was unchanged from March to April, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. The consumption of electricity and heating fuels increased, while purchases of vehicles and petrol decreased.

Index of household consumption of goodsApril 2016

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Stable household consumption

Household consumption of goods was unchanged from March to April, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. The consumption of electricity and heating fuels increased, while purchases of vehicles and petrol decreased.

Index of household consumption of goods. Main table. Percentage volume change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted. 2005=100
April 2016March 2016February 2016January 2016December 2015
Of all goods0.0-0.5-0.81.3-1.6
Food, beverages and tobacco0.0-0.9-0.10.80.3
Electricity and heating fuels3.6-2.8-4.59.6-0.6
Purchases of vehicles and petrol-1.3-0.4-0.9-0.50.5
Other goods-0.10.2-0.51.0-4.2
Figure 1. Index of household consumption of goods, seasonally adjusted and unadjusted. 2005=100

The consumption of electricity and heating fuels rose by 3.6 per cent, after a decrease in the two preceding months. This pushed up the consumption of goods by almost 0.3 percentage points. Purchases of vehicles and petrol fell, which pulled down the consumption of goods by 0.2 percentage points.

There was almost no change in the consumption of food and beverages and other goods.

Without adjusting for calendar effects and seasonality, household consumption of goods was 4.6 per cent higher in April 2016 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.