In November 2010, the turnover rose in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in the retail tradeSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - November 2010

In November 2010, the turnover grew noticeably in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.1 %), in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and to a lesser extent; motorcycles (+0.9 %) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.4 %). It was broadly stable in household services (0.0 %).

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

In November 2010, the turnover grew noticeably in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.1 %), in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and to a lesser extent; motorcycles (+0.9 %) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.4 %). It was broadly stable in household services (0.0 %).

In the last three months, the turnover increased in the “retail trade…” (+1.2 %, q-o-q) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 %). It was broadly steady and in household services (–0.1 %). It declined in accommodation and food service activities (–0.4 %).

The turnover exceeded its last year’s level in the “retail trade…” (+4.6 %, y-o-y), in accommodation and food services activities (+1.8 %) and, to a lesser extent, in households services (+1.0 %). It was unchanged in the trade and repair of motor vehicles (+0.1 %).

According to our estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to slightly dip in December 2010 (–0.3 %).

The SA-WDA evolution in October has been revised by +0.1 point in the “retail trade...” and by –0.1 point in household services. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been confirmed in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and in accommodation and food service activities.

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

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

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Nov./ Oct. Oct./ Sept. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 2.1 –0.6 0.4 0.1
47 Retail trade. except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.9 –0.3 1.2 4.6
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 1.1 –0.4 0.7 3.0
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 0.8 –0.3 1.5 5.8
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 1.7 –1.1 0.0 1.8
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.4 –0.8 –0.4 1.8
R+S Households services 1000 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0
R Arts. entertainment and recreation 472 –0.4 1.8 –0.2 1.7
S Other service activities 528 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.6
  • (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 %
Dec. 2010/ Nov. 2010 Dec. 2010/ Dec. 2009
47 Retail trade… –0.3 4.2
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE