In January 2010, the turnover decreased in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - January 2010

In January, the turnover declined in the retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.5%) after rising in December (+0.8%). It slightly decreased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.3%) and in accommodation and food service activities (–0.2%); it was broadly steady in household services (+0.1%).

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No 93
Paru le : 06/04/2010

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

In January, the turnover declined in the retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.5%) after rising in December (+0.8%). It slightly decreased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.3%) and in accommodation and food service activities (–0.2%); it was broadly steady in household services (+0.1%).

On a quarterly basis, the turnover expanded in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.2%, q-o-q) and, more weakly, in the “retail trade…” (+0.5%). It went down in accommodation and food service activities (–0.7%), and edged down in household services (–0.3 %).

Compared to the same three months of the previous year, the turnover of the last quarter in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles went up 5.2%. But it was still 6.7% under its peak, reached in Q1 2008. It stood at higher level in the “retail trade…” (+0.5%, y-o-y) while it declined in food and accommodation service activities (–1.4%) and, to a lesser extent, in household services (–0.4%).

According to our early estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to increase in February 2010 (0.6%).

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal service

  • Source: INSEE

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

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification Naf rev.2 Weight Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.3 0.2 1.2 5.2
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.5 0.8 0.5 1.5
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 0.4 0.6 0.6 1.5
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 –1.0 1.0 0.5 1.5
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 –1.1 0.8 1.7 2.1
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –0.2 0.4 –0.7 –1.4
R+S Household services 1000 0.1 –0.7 –0.3 –0.4
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 0.0 –1.0 –0.1 1.6
S Other service activities 528 0.2 –0.6 –0.5 –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 %
Feb. 10/Jan. 10 Feb. 10/Feb. 09
47 Retail trade,… 0.6 2.5
  • * econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month.
  • Source: INSEE