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Monthly indicator of household consumption, August 2021

Household consumption decreased in August 2021

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2021-10-06 9.30

Household consumption decreased by 1.1 percent in August 2021 compared with July 2021, measured in seasonally adjusted figures, calculated in fixed prices and working day adjusted. Compared with August 2020, household consumption increased by 4.6 percent, measured in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures. In the last three-month period, consumption increased by 6.6 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures, compared with the same period a year ago.

The only sector that had a negative impact on the growth rate year-on-year was other goods and services, which decreased by 3.4 percent in fixed prices compared with August a year ago.

The largest weighted positive contribution came from the sector recreation and culture, goods and services, which increased by 12.6 percent in fixed prices compared with August a year ago.

The COVID-19 outbreak started to significantly impact household consumption in March 2020, which should be taken into account when comparing annual development statistics.

Prices increased by 2.1 percent according to the consumption deflator.

Seasonally adjusted monthly development

Working-day adjusted annual development

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