In September 2013, the sales volume decreased in accommodation and food services and household servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - September 2013

In September 2013, the sales volume declined compared to August in accommodation and food activities (–1.5%), in household services (–1.1%), and in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%). Though, it continued rising in repair of motor vehicules and motorcycles (+0.3% after +0.8% in August).

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  1. Revisions

In September 2013, the sales volume declined compared to August in accommodation and food activities (–1.5%), in household services (–1.1%), and in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%). Though, it continued rising in repair of motor vehicules and motorcycles (+0.3% after +0.8% in August).

Over the last quarter (q-o-q), the sales volume grew in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.4%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.8%). It declined in household services (–0.5%) and in accommodation and food service activities (–0.4%).

Over the year (y-o-y), the sales volume increased strongly in the retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.6%) and slightly in household services (+0.2%). On the contrary it went down in accommodation and food services activities (–2.3%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.4%).

Graph1_Anglais – Volume of sales in the retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

In October 2013, the sales volume in the retail trade is expected to rise (+1.2%).

Revisions

The change in August has been revised by +0.2 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicules, by +0.1 point in household services and by –0.1 point in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Tab1_anglais – Variation of sales volume in the retail trade and personal services

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of sales volume in the retail trade and personal services
Change in %
NACE Classification Weight Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0,6 0,1 1,4 1,6
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 –0,3 –0,8 1,4 0,9
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 –0,9 0,7 1,5 2,1
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 0,7 –0,6 0,7 0,6
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0,3 0,8 0,8 –1,4
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –1,5 1,4 –0,4 –2,3
R+S Household services 1000 –1,1 0,2 –0,5 0,2
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 0,7 –0,9 –0,6 0,6
S Other service activities 551 –2,5 1,1 –0,4 –0,2
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.
  • Source: INSEE

Tabprecoce_anglais – Variation of sales volume in the retail trade : early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of sales volume in the retail trade : early estimate*
Change in %
Oct. 2013/ Sept. 2013 Oct. 2013/ Oct. 2012
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,2 2,4
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE