In September, the turnover expanded in the retail trade but decreased in personal servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - September 2010

In September 2010, the turnover went up in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 ). Conversely, it slightly declined in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.4 %), in accommodation and food services (–0.5 %), and in household services (–0.5 %).

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No 297
Paru le : 02/12/2010

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

In September 2010, the turnover went up in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 ). Conversely, it slightly declined in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.4 %), in accommodation and food services (–0.5 %), and in household services (–0.5 %).

Compared to Q2 2010, the turnover of Q3 2010 increased in the “retail trade…” (+1.8 %) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.6 %) compared to the three previous months. In the opposite, it bounced back in household services (–0.4 %) and was broadly steady in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.2 %).

Compared to Q3 2009, the turnover of Q3 2010 was up in the “retail trade…” (+5.1 %), in accommodation and food services activities (+2.9 %) and, to a lesser extent, in the trade and repair of motor vehicles (+0.7 %). It slightly weakened in households services (–0.3 %).

According to our estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to be broadly stable in October 2010 (–0.1 %).

The SA-WDA evolution in August has been revised by –0.9 point in accommodation and food services. The increase, initially announced at +1.9 %, has been corrected at +1.0 %; the sector of restaurants and mobile food service activities has notably been revised. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been corrected by –0.1 point in the “retail trade...” whereas it has been confirmed in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and 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 October 2010.

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.4 1.8 –0.2 0.7
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.4 –0.3 1.8 5.1
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 0.8 –1.2 0.3 2.8
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 0.3 0.2 2.7 6.7
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 –0.9 1.5 1.9 4.3
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –0.5 1.0 0.6 2.9
R+S Households services 1000 –0.5 0.3 –0.4 –0.3
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 –1.0 0.5 –0.7 0.3
S Other service activities 528 0.0 0.1 –0.1 –0.8
  • (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 %
Oct. 2010/ Sept. 2010 Oct. 2010/ Oct. 2009
47 Retail trade… –0.1 4.2
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE