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Growth in household consumption of goods
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2016-09-01T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption;National accounts and business cycles
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vki, Index of household consumption of goods, volume index, household consumption (for example car purchase, food consumption, electricity consumption)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, National accounts , Income and consumption, National accounts and business cycles, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Household consumption of goods fell 0.8 per cent from June to July, according to seasonally-adjusted figures.

Index of household consumption of goodsJuly 2016

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Growth in household consumption of goods

Household consumption of goods fell 0.8 per cent from June to July, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. All consumption groups fell, except consumption of electricity and heating fuels.

Index of household consumption of goods. Main table. Percentage volume change from the previous month. Seasonally adjusted. 2005=100
July 2016June 2016May 2016April 2016March 2016
Of all goods-0.8-0.41.00.0-0.5
Food, beverages and tobacco-1.3-1.52.30.8-0.8
Electricity and heating fuels3.21.8-6.12.2-2.0
Purchases of vehicles and petrol-2.1-0.71.3-0.2-0.8
Other goods-0.40.31.0-0.80.2
Figure 1. Index of household consumption of goods, seasonally adjusted and unadjusted. 2005=100

Consumption of food and beverages fell 1.3 per cent, and contributed to pulling down household consumption of goods by 0.4 percentage points. Purchases of vehicles and petrol and other goods also fell.

Consumption of electricity and heating fuels grew 3.2 per cent. Excluding electricity and heating fuels, household consumption of goods fell 1 per cent.

Without adjusting for calendar effects and seasonality, household consumption of goods was 5.1 per cent lower in July 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.