In February, the turnover decreased in household services, in the retail trade and in accommodation and food service activitiesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - February 2010

In February 2010, the turnover rose in household services (+0.6%) after being stable in January (0.0%). It bounced in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.3%) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.3%), whereas it went on declining in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.8%).

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No 122
Paru le : 04/05/2010

Every index in this issue is in volume, seasonally and working-day ajusted.

In February 2010, the turnover rose in household services (+0.6%) after being stable in January (0.0%). It bounced in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.3%) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.3%), whereas it went on declining in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.8%).

On a quarterly basis, the turnover expanded in the “retail trade…” (+0.8%, q-o-q). It was steady in accommodation and food service activities (+0.1%), in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in household services (0.0%).

Compared to the same three months of the previous year, the turnover of the last trimester soared in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.9%) and, to a lesser extent, in “the retail trade…” (+2.1%). Conversely, it declined in food and accommodation service activities (–0.5%) and in household services (–0.5%).

According to our early estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to go up 0.7% in March 2010.

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personnal service

  • Source : INSEE

Please note that the « retail trade… » chart (47) includes the early estimate for March 2010.

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Feb./Jan. Jan./Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0,8 –0,5 0,0 3,9
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0,3 –0,5 0,8 2,1
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 –0,9 0,5 0,7 1,3
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 1,0 –1,2 0,8 2,6
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 0,9 –1,0 1,3 2,8
I Accomodation and food service activities 1000 0,3 –0,2 0,1 –0,5
R+S Households services 1000 0,6 0,0 0,0 –0,5
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 0,9 0,0 0,3 1,3
S Other service activities 528 0,2 0,2 –0,3 –2,1
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.
  • The codes correspond to differents levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev.2.
  • Source: INSEE

Tabprecoce_anglais – Turnover indices: early estimate*

Base year 2005, SA-WDA, volume
Turnover indices: early estimate*
Change in %
March 2010/ Feb. 2010 March 2010/ March 2009
47 Retail trade… 0,7 2,7
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE