In December 2010, the turnover decreased in the retail trade and personal servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - December 2010

In December 2010, the turnover declined in household services (–1.4%) and, to a lesser extent, in accommodation and food service (–0.4%) and in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.2%). It was broadly stable in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.1%).

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

In December 2010, the turnover declined in household services (–1.4%) and, to a lesser extent, in accommodation and food service (–0.4%) and in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.2%). It was broadly stable in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.1%).

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

Please note that the « retail trade… » chart (47) includes the early estimate for January 2011.

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover increased in the “retail trade…” (+1.2%), in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.5%) and in household services (+0.3%). It declined in accommodation and food service activities (–0.9%).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover grew in the “retail trade…” (+4.1%), in accommodation and food services activities (+0.9%), in households services (+0.8%) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.8%).

According to our estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to be stable in January 2011 (0.0%).

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

Tableau 1 – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.1 2.0 1.2 0.8
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.2 1.0 0.5 4.1
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 415 –0.2 1.2 0.5 2.9
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 545 –0.1 0.9 0.4 5.0
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 0.7 1.6 0.1 1.9
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –0.4 0.3 –0.9 0.9
R+S Households services 1000 –1.4 0.0 0.3 0.8
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 –1.3 –0.5 0.6 1.9
S Other service activities 528 –1.5 0.3 0.0 –0.3
  • (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

Tableau 3 – Turnover indices: early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Turnover indices: early estimate*
Change in %
Jan. 2011/Dec. 2010 Jan. 2011/Jan. 2010
47 Retail trade… 0.0 +4.1
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE