In september 2012, the turnover fell in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - September 2012

In September 2012, the turnover declined compared to August in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–2.4%). It also decreased in household services (–0.9%), in accommodation and food service activities (–0.8%) and, to a lesser extent, in the retail trade (–0.4%).

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  1. Revisions

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

In September 2012, the turnover declined compared to August in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–2.4%). It also decreased in household services (–0.9%), in accommodation and food service activities (–0.8%) and, to a lesser extent, in the retail trade (–0.4%)

Over the third quarter (q-o-q), the turnover rose in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.7%). It increased slightly in accommodation and food service activities (+0.3%) whereas it weakened in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.9%) and in household services (–0.7%).

Year-on-year, the turnover decreased sharply in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–5.0%), in accommodation and food services activities (–3.0%) and in household services (–2.8%). On the contrary, it rose in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.4%).

According to our early estimate, the turnover in the retail trade is expected to rise in October 2012 (+0.4%).

Graph1_Anglais – Turnover in the retail trade and personal services

  • Please note that the «retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles» chart (47) includes the early estimate for October 2012.
  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in August has been revised by –0.2 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and by –0.1 point in accommodation and food service activities. These variations, announced at +1.0% and +0.9% last month, have been corrected at +0.8%.

Tab1_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the retail trade and personal services

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Variation of the turnover in the retail trade and personal services
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.4 –0.8 1.7 2.4
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 415 –0.5 –0.1 0.7 0.8
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 545 –0.4 –1.2 2.4 3.5
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 –1.7 1.1 0.1 0.1
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –2.4 0.8 –0.9 –5.0
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –0.8 0.8 0.3 –3.0
R+S Household services 1000 –0.9 0.3 –0.7 –2.8
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 –0.7 1.2 –1.5 –3.7
S Other service activities 528 –1.3 –0.5 0.0 –2.1
  • (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 different 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. 2012/ Sept. 2012 Oct. 2012/ Oct. 2011
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 0.4 1.6
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE