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Monthly indicator for household consumption, January 2019

Household consumption increased in January

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-03-08 9.30

Household consumption increased by 1.1 percent in January compared with January last year, measured in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures. In the last three-month period, consumption increased by 0.8 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures, compared with the same period last year. Household consumption increased by 0.7 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared with December.

The largest weighted positive contributions came from the sectors Retail trade, mostly food and beverages and Housing, electricity, gas and heating, which increased by 3.0 percent and 1.7 percent respectively in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures compared with January last year.

Transport, retail trade and service of motor vehicles had the largest weighted negative contribution to total consumption, and decreased by 3.7 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures compared with January last year. Prices increased by 1.7 percent according to the consumption deflator.

Growth rate for working day adjusted volume and trend, year-on-year, percent
Monthly indicator for household consumption, January 2019

Household Consumption Index, growth rate year on year

Activity

Current prices

Volume

Volume working day adjusted

Weight
  Jan 2019* Jan 2019* Jan 2019*  
Household consumption (excl. foreign posts)
2.8 2.8 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.93
Retail trade, mostly food and beverages
4.7 4.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.20
Retail trade, clothing and footwear
5.9 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 0.03
Housing, electricity, gas and heating
4.5 4.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 0.26
Furniture, furnishings, household equipment and consumables
‑1.4 ‑1.4 ‑2.2 ‑2.2 ‑2.1 ‑2.1 0.04
Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles
‑1.7 ‑1.7 ‑3.6 ‑3.6 ‑3.7 ‑3.7 0.15
Post and telecommunications
‑2.9 ‑2.9 ‑1.2 ‑1.2 ‑1.2 ‑1.2 0.03
Recreation and culture, goods and services
2.2 2.2 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.11
Restaurants, cafes, hotels and other accommodation services
4.5 4.5 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 0.07
Other goods and services
3.2 3.2 ‑0.6 ‑0.6 ‑0.7 ‑0.7 0.03

All figures compared to the same period in the previous year. *The period from January to the current month compared to the same period in the previous year.

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