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Monthly indicator of household consumption, December 2019

Household consumption increased in December

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-02-07 9.30

Household consumption increased by 3.7 percent in December, compared with December 2018 measured in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures. In the fourth quarter, consumption increased by 3.0 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures, compared with the same period a year ago. Household consumption increased by 0.5 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared with November 2019.

The largest weighted positive contribution came from the sector Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles, which increased by 16.7 percent in fixed prices compared with December a year ago.

Restaurants, cafes, hotels and other accommodation services accounted for the largest weighted negative contribution to total consumption and decreased by 2.9 percent in fixed prices compared with December a year ago.

Prices increased by 1.1 percent according to the consumption deflator.

Growth rate for working day adjusted volume and trend, year-on-year, percent
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Household Consumption Index, growth rate year on year

Activity

Current prices

Volume

Volume working day adjusted

Weight
  December 2019* December 2019* December 2019*  
Household consumption (excl. foreign posts)
5.4 3.3 4.2 1.4 3.7 1.5 0.92
Retail trade, mostly food and beverages
3.9 3.8 1.5 1.2 1.6 1.3 0.19
Retail trade, clothing and footwear
‑2.6 0.2 ‑1.0 1.5 ‑0.8 1.7 0.03
Housing, electricity, gas and heating
‑1.0 2.8 ‑0.7 1.1 ‑0.7 1.1 0.26
Furniture, furnishings, household equipment and consumables
7.2 4.0 5.6 3.0 4.6 2.9 0.04
Transport and retail sales and service of motor vehicles
21.2 3.3 16.7 ‑0.3 14.3 ‑0.2 0.15
Post and telecommunications
12.1 0.2 19.6 6.4 19.8 6.4 0.03
Recreation and culture, goods and services
8.0 3.6 8.8 3.6 7.9 3.6 0.11
Restaurants, cafes, hotels and other accommodation services
‑0.1 2.4 ‑2.9 ‑0.2 ‑3.0 ‑0.2 0.07
Other goods and services
11.1 9.7 6.1 5.5 4.1 5.4 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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