Key indicator

Household consumption expenditure

In 2016, household consumption expenditure amounted to EUR 333 on average per household member monthly, which is EUR 17 or 5.4 % more than in 2015. Considering the increase of 0.1 % in consumer prices, consumption expenditure at constant prices grew by 5.3 %.

Structure of consumption expenditure is one of the key indicators characterising population welfare. Compared to the previous year, consumption expenditure priorities almost have not changed in 2016: food constitutes 26.2 %, housing and public utilities 15.3 % and transport 13.9 %.

Consumption expenditure (scope of the concept)

Value of goods and services (in cash and kind), which are used for individual consumption.

According to the international Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose for Household Budget Survey (ECOICOP/HBS) all consumption expenditure is divided into 12 groups as to their functional meaning. Data are given as a total in cash and in kind.

Consumption expenditure does not include expenditure on private entrepreneurship and expenditure having investment character, as well as expenditure related to the re-payment of credits and their service.

Consumption expenditure is compiled in cash and in kind at prices of the corresponding year. Consumption expenditure in kind includes food products obtained by themselves from personal plot of land, fishing and hunting, received free of charge from other households or employer, as well as firewood obtained by households themselves. Expenditure in kind is estimated at market prices. Also services received from employer or local government free of charge or partly paid are included in the consumption expenditure in kind.

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