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Monthly indicator for household consumption, May 2019

Household consumption decreased in May

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-07-09 9.30

Household consumption decreased by 1.0 percent in May 2019 compared with May 2018, measured in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures. In the last three-month period, consumption decreased by 0.1 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures, compared with the same period last year. Household consumption decreased by 0.9 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared with April.

The largest weighted positive contributions came from the sector Recreation and culture, goods and services, which increased by 5.1 percent in fixed prices compared with May last year.

Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles had the largest weighted negative contribution to total consumption and decreased by 6.5 percent in fixed prices compared with May last year. Prices increased by 2.1 percent according to the consumption deflator.

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

Household Consumption Index, growth rate year on year

Activity

Current prices

Volume

Volume working day adjusted

Weight
  May 2019* May 2019* May 2019*  
Household consumption (excl. foreign posts)
2.0 2.8 ‑0.2 0.9 ‑1.0 0.7 0.88
Retail trade, mostly food and beverages
1.0 3.8 ‑1.0 1.5 ‑2.2 1.3 0.18
Retail trade, clothing and footwear
‑3.3 0.6 ‑3.2 1.8 ‑3.7 2.1 0.03
Housing, electricity, gas and heating
3.9 3.3 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.1 0.27
Furniture, furnishings, household equipment and consumables
12.6 4.0 9.9 2.5 9.1 2.4 0.04
Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles
‑2.7 0.1 ‑6.5 ‑3.3 ‑7.0 ‑3.3 0.14
Post and telecommunications
‑2.0 1.9 1.4 5.2 0.8 5.1 0.03
Recreation and culture, goods and services
5.5 3.3 5.1 2.9 3.9 2.7 0.09
Restaurants, cafes, hotels and other accommodation services
2.1 ‑0.1 ‑1.1 ‑2.2 ‑2.0 ‑2.5 0.06
Other goods and services
20.7 7.0 17.5 3.9 16.2 3.4 0.02

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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