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

In April 2010, the turnover went on rising in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.6%). It slightly grew in accommodation and food service activities (+0.3%). Conversely, it decreased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%) and in households services (–0.6%).

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No 177
Paru le : 05/07/2010

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

In April 2010, the turnover went on rising in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.6%). It slightly grew in accommodation and food service activities (+0.3%). Conversely, it decreased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%) and in households services (–0.6%).

On a quarterly basis, the turnover expanded in the “retail trade…” (+1.2%, q-o-q) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.8%). It slightly increased in household services (+0.3%) whereas it dipped in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.4%).

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 (+4.4%), in “the retail trade…” (+3.3%) and, to a lesser extent, in accommodation and food service activities (+1.3%). It stood at a lower level than a year ago in household services (–1.0%).

According to our early estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to be broadly steady in May 2010 (+0.1%).

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personnal service

  • Source : INSEE

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

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight April/ March March/ Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.6 1.0 –0.4 4.4
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.6 0.5 1.2 3.3
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.9
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 0.4 0.5 1.5 4.3
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 –0.5 0.3 0.3 2.5
I Accomodation and food service activities 1000 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.3
R+S Households services 1000 –0.6 0.1 0.3 –1.0
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 –0.8 –0.2 0.1 –0.4
S Other service activities 528 –0.5 0.5 0.3 –1.4
  • (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 %
May 2010/April 2010 May 2010/May 2009
47 Retail trade… 0.1 4.1
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE