This is an archived release.
Growth in household consumption of goods
Household consumption of goods went up 0.6 per cent from September to October, according to seasonally adjusted figures.
|October 2016||September 2016||August 2016||July 2016||June 2016|
|Of all goods||0.6||-0.5||0.5||-0.8||-0.4|
|Food, beverages and tobacco||-0.5||0.5||0.4||-1.6||-1.4|
|Electricity and heating fuels||3.4||-3.7||3.2||3.0||2.4|
|Purchases of vehicles and petrol||-0.7||0.6||0.7||-1.2||-0.7|
The consumption of other goods, such as clothes and sporting equipment, rose 1.6 per cent in October. This pulled up the consumption of goods by 0.7 percentage points. There was also an increase in the consumption of electricity and heating fuels.
Meanwhile there was a decrease in both the consumption of food and beverages and purchases of vehicles and petrol from September to October.
Without adjusting for calendar effects and seasonality, household consumption of goods was 3.7 per cent lower in October 2016 than in the same month the year before.
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.