Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria : Suicide bombers die in failed attack with suspected Boko Haram links

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Turning On Trump?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World According to Trump (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Kim Jong-Un, François Fillon, French Police Brutality (part 2)

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Europe market jitters: Political risks give investors cause for concern

Read more

FOCUS

A closer look at former Colombian president Uribe's murky past

Read more

FASHION

Haute Coiffure: When hairdressing becomes a work of art

Read more

#TECH 24

The startup space race

Read more

Business France

French households thrifty in December

Latest update : 2009-01-22

According to France's national statistics institute, household spending on manufactured goods slipped 0.9% in December. Generally considered a reliable indicator of overall spending, the figure contrasts with 4.4% growth in 2007.

AFP - French household spending on manufactured goods fell 0.9 percent in December from the November level and by 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter, the national statistics institute INSEE reported on Thursday.
  
For all of 2008, the pace of spending on manufactured products showed a sharp slowdown, rising just 1.2 percent after expansion of 4.4 percent in 2007.
  
Such spending accounts for only a quarter of household consumption but is seen as a reliable indicator of the general trend.

Date created : 2009-01-22

COMMENT(S)