The consumption expenditure of private households is organised according to the functions from the UN's COICOP classification (Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose), making international comparisons possible.
Consumption expenditure of private households
|Consumption by purpose||2017||2018||Share in %|
|Total||350 503||357 636||100.0|
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages||31 402||31 710||8.9|
|Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics||12 878||12 880||3.6|
|Clothing and footwear||10 077||9 527||2.7|
|Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels||88 515||90 026||25.2|
|Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance||12 352||12 914||3.6|
|Health||56 821||58 469||16.3|
|Transport, Communication||41 349||42 681||11.9|
|Recreation and culture, Education||29 174||28 518||8.0|
|Restaurants and hotels||29 190||29 248||8.2|
|Miscellaneous goods and services||38 747||41 663||11.6|
Gross fixed capital formation
Gross fixed capital formation is measured by the value of a producer's acquisitions less disposals of fixed assets, i.e. assets which are likely to be employed over several years in production. Such assets include:
- construction and civil engineering,
- computer programs and databases,
- research and development.
These categories have in common their contribution to future production. They are an important determining factor in competitiveness, future economic growth and therefore, in the long term, in the creation of material prosperity.