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Monthly indicator of household consumption, August 2020

Household consumption decreased in August

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-10-09 9.30

Household consumption decreased by 3.7 percent in August, compared with August 2019 measured in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures. In the last three-month period, consumption decreased by 4.7 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures, compared with the same period a year ago. Household consumption increased by 0.3 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared with July.

The largest weighted negative contribution came from the sector Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles, which decreased by 9.6 percent in fixed prices compared with August a year ago.

Housing, electricity, gas and heating accounted for the largest weighted positive contribution to total consumption and increased by 0.1 percent in fixed prices compared with August a year ago.

Prices increased by 1.2 percent according to the consumption deflator.

Growth rate for working day adjusted volume and trend, year on year, percent
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Note: Due to the uncertainty of the long-term effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the trend series is not considered to be reliable. Therefore, the publication of trend series for the periods January 2020 and onward has been cancelled until further notice.

Household Consumption Index, growth rate year on year

Activity

Current prices

Volume

Volume working day adjusted

Weight
  August 2020* August 2020* August 2020*  
Household consumption (excl. foreign posts)
‑4.2 ‑3.7 ‑5.3 ‑4.5 ‑3.7 ‑4.7 0.93
Retail trade, mostly food and beverages
1.4 3.6 ‑0.8 1.1 1.5 0.8 0.19
Retail trade, clothing and footwear
‑16.7 ‑21.6 ‑17.7 ‑20.9 ‑16.4 ‑21.3 0.03
Housing, electricity, gas and heating
1.2 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.3 1.0 0.26
Furniture, furnishings, household equipment and consumables
1.3 3.3 ‑1.0 1.6 0.2 1.2 0.04
Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles
‑8.7 ‑11.5 ‑9.6 ‑13.1 ‑6.7 ‑13.4 0.15
Post and telecommunications
‑8.7 ‑3.1 ‑7.8 ‑0.7 ‑6.8 ‑0.7 0.03
Recreation and culture, goods and services
‑9.5 ‑6.6 ‑8.3 ‑5.5 ‑6.0 ‑5.9 0.12
Restaurants, cafes, hotels and other accommodation services
‑16.5 ‑21.1 ‑16.7 ‑22.0 ‑16.0 ‑22.2 0.07
Other goods and services
‑6.5 3.5 ‑10.2 ‑0.5 ‑6.6 ‑0.6 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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