With the reconfinement, household consumption fell sharply in November

French household consumption expenditure fell during the month of November, due to the re-containment that began on October 30, a decrease however less marked than during the first spring confinement, INSEE indicated on Friday, January 8.

These expenses tumbled 18.9% in November over one month, after an increase of 3.9% (revised figure) in October and they remained 17.1% below their level of November 2019, detailed the National Institute of Statistics.

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Purchases of goods and energy expenditure

In November, the decline in household spending mainly concerned purchases of manufactured goods (-30.1%) and energy expenditure (-19.2%), due to the closure of so-called non-essential businesses and limitation of travel. In particular, clothing and textile spending fell by more than half (-53%).

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Food consumption also fell 5.8%. Just like that of tobacco, its price having increased on November 1, underlines INSEE.

Last April, while confinement was in order, household consumption fell by nearly 33%.

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