In August, the turnover expanded in accommodation and food service activities and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - August 2010

In August 2010, the turnover rose in accommodation and food service activities (+1.9 %), in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.8 %) and, to a lesser extent, in household services (+0.3 %). Conversely, it slightly dipped in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.2 %) after a bounce in July (+2.3 %).

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No 271
Paru le : 03/11/2010

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

In August 2010, the turnover rose in accommodation and food service activities (+1.9 %), in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.8 %) and, to a lesser extent, in household services (+0.3 %). Conversely, it slightly dipped in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.2 %) after a bounce in July (+2.3 %).

In the last three months, the turnover increased in accommodation and food service activities (+1.2 %) and in the “retail trade…” (+1.0 %) compared to the three previous months. It also rose in household services (+0.3 %) whereas it was broadly steady in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.1 %).

Compared to the same three months of the previous year, the turnover of the last trimester was up in all the sectors : +4.1 % in accommodation and food services activities, +4.0 % in the “retail trade…”, +1.4 % in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycle and +0.5 % in households services

According to our estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to still decline in September 2010 (–0.5 %).

The SA-WDA evolution in July has been revised by –0.4 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. It has been corrected by +0.1 point in accommodation and food service activities and –0.1 point in “the retail trade...” whereas it has been confirmed in household services.

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

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

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Aug./ July July/ June q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.8 –1.8 –0.1 1.4
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.2 2.3 1.0 4.0
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 –1.0 1.4 0.1 2.3
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 0.2 3.0 1.7 5.2
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 1.6 0.8 1.4 3.8
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 1.9 –0.2 1.2 4.1
R+S Households services 1000 0.3 –1.1 0.3 0.5
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 0.6 –2.3 1.0 2.2
S Other service activities 528 0.1 –0.1 –0.3 –1.0
  • (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*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Turnover indices: early estimate*
Change in %
Sept. 2010/ Aug. 2010 Sept. 2010/ Sept. 2009
47 Retail trade… –0.5 4.3
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE