In July, the turnover expanded in the retail trade but decreased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in household servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - July 2010

In July 2010, the turnover rose in the in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.2 %), after declining in June (–1.2 %). The bounce in July was particularly due to the move back of the summer sales in 2010. They began the 30th June and finished the 3rd August whereas they started the 24th June in 2009. Conversely, the turnover decreased in household services (–1.1 %) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.4 %). It was broadly stable in accomodation and food service activities (+0.1 %).

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No 242
Paru le : 04/10/2010

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

In July 2010, the turnover rose in the in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.2 %), after declining in June (–1.2 %). The bounce in July was particularly due to the move back of the summer sales in 2010. They began the 30th June and finished the 3rd August whereas they started the 24th June in 2009. Conversely, the turnover decreased in household services (–1.1 %) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.4 %). It was broadly stable in accomodation and food service activities (+0.1 %).

In the last three months, the turnover increased by 1.3% in the “retail trade…” compared to the three previous months. It also rose in accommodation and food service activities (+0.8%) and, to a lesser extent, in household services (+0.3%). It slightly dipped in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.2%).

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 the “retail trade…”, +3.1 % in accomodation and food services activities, +2.1 % in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycle and +0.9 % in households services.

According to our early estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to decline in August 2010 (–0.8 %).

The SA-WDA evolution in June has been revised by –0.3 point in households services. It has been corrected by +0.1 point in accomodation and food service activities whereas it has been confirmed in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in the “retail trade…”.

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

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

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight July/ June June/ May q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –1.4 0.7 –0.2 2.1
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 2.2 –1.2 1.3 4.1
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 1.4 –1.1 1.0 3.4
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 2.7 –1.3 1.6 4.8
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.8
I Accomodation and food service activities 1000 0.1 –0.1 0.8 3.1
R+S Households services 1000 –1.1 0.7 0.3 0.9
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 –2.3 1.7 1.0 3.1
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 %
Aug. 2010/July 2010 Aug. 2010/Aug. 2009
47 Retail trade… –0.8 3.6
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE