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A quarterly overview of the trends pertaining to the household sector. Household income, consumption expenditure (HCE) and saving trends are analysed and 5-year forecasts for the detailed HCE components are provided. Household credit and debt developments are also analysed.
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29 April 2019
After having grown at around double the rate of inflation during 2010-2014, household total net (nominal) wealth rose by 11% in 2017, but declined by 1.6% in 2018.
07 November 2018
Real household disposable income growth has been trending up since 2014 when it recorded 1.1% y/y.
20 July 2018
Real household disposable income growth has been trending down since 2011 when it reached 4.7%.
15 May 2018
Household net saving has come under severe pressure after 2005 with dissaving (negative net saving) having been recorded for each year during 2006 to 2016.
08 August 2016
After having slowed to 1.4% y/y in 2014 from 4.7% y/y recorded in 2011, real household disposable income growth accelerated to 2.2% y/y in 2015.
29 April 2016
The most significant longer-term change in the composition of household income, has been the proportion of income received from “property”.
08 February 2016
Nearly all of the goods and services product categories experienced price inflation over the past few years — with some exceptions occurring in the durable goods category.
03 November 2015
Mortgage loans accounted for 32.3% of total loans and facilities granted to households in the second quarter of 2015, while other secured loans accounted for 32.4% of credit extended.
21 July 2015
Mortgage loans accounted for 31% of total loans and facilities granted to households in the first quarter of 2015, while other secured loans accounted for 35% of credit extended.
22 April 2015
Services remained the biggest component at 42.5% in the third quarter of 2014.