Household consumption in France rose by 1.0 percent in August over the previous month, rebounding from a 2.4 percent drop in July and beating market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. Main upward pressure came from a rebound in food consumption (3.1 percent vs -3.3 percent in July), despite a decrease in tobacco consumption; and from energy consumption (0.6 percent vs 0.7 percent), notably from purchases of fuel, which has exceeded pre-pandemic levels in July. On the other hand, consumption of manufactured goods continued to decline, although at a slower pace (-0.6 percent vs -2.8 percent), weighed down by textile-clothing (-1.5 percent vs -7.9 percent), other manufactured products (-0.7 percent, the same as in July), and durable articles (-0.2 percent vs -1.9 percent). source: INSEE, France

Personal Spending in France averaged 0.14 percent from 1980 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 35.50 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -18.80 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - France Household Consumption- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. France Household Consumption MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Personal Spending in France is expected to be -1.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the France Household Consumption MoM is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Household Consumption MoM


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-31 06:45 AM Jul -2.2% 0.3% -0.5% 0.7%
2021-09-30 06:45 AM Aug 1% -2.4% 0.1% 1.5%
2021-10-29 05:30 AM Sep 1% 0.3% 0.3%


News Stream
French Household Consumption Rebounds Stronger than Expected
Household consumption in France rose by 1.0 percent in August over the previous month, rebounding from a 2.4 percent drop in July and beating market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. Main upward pressure came from a rebound in food consumption (3.1 percent vs -3.3 percent in July), despite a decrease in tobacco consumption; and from energy consumption (0.6 percent vs 0.7 percent), notably from purchases of fuel, which has exceeded pre-pandemic levels in July. On the other hand, consumption of manufactured goods continued to decline, although at a slower pace (-0.6 percent vs -2.8 percent), weighed down by textile-clothing (-1.5 percent vs -7.9 percent), other manufactured products (-0.7 percent, the same as in July), and durable articles (-0.2 percent vs -1.9 percent).
2021-09-30
France Household Consumption Retreats in July
Household consumption in France fell 2.2% mom in July of 2021, the first fall in 3 months and compared to market forecasts of a 0.5% decline. Main declines were seen in purchases of manufactured goods (-2.7%), namely textile-clothing(-1.9%) and durable goods (-1.9%); food (-2.9%) while consumption of energy surged 1%.
2021-08-31
French Household Consumption Rises Less than Expected
France's household consumption expenditure on goods increased by 0.3 percent from a month earlier in June 2021, easing sharply from an upwardly revised 10.6 percent jump in May and far below market expectations of a 1.4 percent growth. It was the second straight month of increase in consumer spending, following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. The increase in purchases of manufactured goods (2.7 percent) was offset by declines in food consumption (-1.6 percent) and energy expenditure (-1.6 percent).
2021-07-30

France Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Consumer Confidence 102.00 points Sep/21 99.00 131.00 79.00
Consumer Spending 297700.00 EUR Million Jun/21 294759.00 316102.00 38586.00
Disposable Personal Income 384394.00 EUR Million Jun/21 381207.00 384394.00 2496.00
Personal Savings 21.38 percent Jun/21 21.63 28.07 10.27
Personal Spending 1.00 percent Aug/21 -2.40 35.50 -18.80


France Household Consumption MoM
In France, household consumption refers to household expenditure on goods only, providing a short-term information of household consumption behavior relevant for economic analysis. Household consumption expenditure on goods accounted in 2010 for nearly 95 percent of total effective consumption in current euros and accounted for 50 percent of household consumption expenditure on goods and services.