In January 2011, the turnover grew in the retail trade and personal servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - January 2011

In January 2011, the turnover rose in household services (+3.5%) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.3%), notably due to the anticipation of the end of the scrappinf premium. It also grew in accomodation and food service activities (+2.3%) and in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.5%).

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

In January 2011, the turnover rose in household services (+3.5%) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.3%), notably due to the anticipation of the end of the scrappinf premium. It also grew in accomodation and food service activities (+2.3%) and in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.5%).

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

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

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover increased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.2%), and, to a lesser extent, in the “retail trade…” (+0.6%) and in household services (+0.5%). On the contrary, it declined in accommodation and food service activities (–0.6%).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover grew in the “retail trade…” (+4.9%), in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.3%), in accommodation and food services activities (+1.7%) and in households services (+1.7%).

According to our estimate, the turnover in the “retail trade…” is expected to decline in February 2011 (–1.2%).

From now on, turnover indices are seasonnally and working-day adjusted with X12-ARIMA and no longer with TRAMO-SEATS. Due to this change and to the update of all the SA-WDA models, revisions are higher than usual.

The SA-WDA evolution in December has been revised by –0.8 point in the “retail trade...”, by –0.5 point in accommodation and food service activities, by –0.5 point in household services and by +0.8 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Tableau 1 – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 3.3 0.7 3.2 3.3
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.5 –1.0 0.6 4.9
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 0.6 –0.3 1.6 3.6
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 2.3 –1.6 –0.1 5.9
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 –0.6 2.0 2.2 3.3
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 2.3 –0.9 –0.6 1.7
R+S Households services 1000 3.5 –1.9 0.5 1.7
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 3.2 –0.7 0.6 2.6
S Other service activities 528 3.9 –3.0 0.2 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

Tableau 2 – Turnover indices: early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Turnover indices: early estimate*
Change in %
Feb. 2011/Jan. 2011 Feb. 2011/Feb. 2010
47 Retail trade… –1.2 3.7
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE