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Monthly indicator of household consumption, August 2019

Household consumption increased in August

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-10-10 9.30

Household consumption increased by 2.9 percent in August, compared with August 2018, in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures. In the last three-month period, consumption increased by 1.8 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures, compared with the same period last year. Household consumption increased by 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, compared with July.

The largest weighted positive contributions came from the sector Housing, electricity, gas and heating, which increased by 2 percent in fixed prices compared with August last year.

Retail trade, clothing and footwear had the largest weighted negative contribution to total consumption and decreased by 0.2 percent in fixed prices compared with August 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
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Note: The weights for 2019 have been updated and, as a result, revisions have been made from January to July 2019.

Household Consumption Index, growth rate year on year

Activity

Current prices

Volume

Volume working day adjusted

Weight
  August 2019* August 2019* August 2019*  
Household consumption (excl. foreign posts)
4.0 2.6 2.3 0.8 2.9 0.9 0.92
Retail trade, mostly food and beverages
4.0 3.6 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.19
Retail trade, clothing and footwear
‑1.5 0.8 ‑0.2 1.8 ‑0.5 2.1 0.03
Housing, electricity, gas and heating
4.5 3.2 2.0 1.1 2.0 1.2 0.26
Furniture, furnishings, household equipment and consumables
3.4 5.3 3.6 4.2 4.5 4.3 0.04
Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles
3.2 ‑0.4 0.3 ‑3.7 2.4 ‑3.5 0.15
Post and telecommunications
3.7 ‑1.0 11.7 5.1 11.5 5.1 0.03
Recreation and culture, goods and services
2.4 3.4 2.2 3.1 3.0 3.3 0.11
Restaurants, cafes, hotels and other accommodation services
4.9 2.6 2.6 0.1 2.8 0.1 0.07
Other goods and services
20.1 8.9 16.1 5.2 18.6 5.2 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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