In August 2013, the sales volume rose in accomodation and food service activitiesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - August 2013

In August 2013, the sales volume increased compared to July in accommodation and food activities (+1.4 %) and in trade and repair of motor vehicules and motorcycles (+0.6 %). It was broadly stable in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2 %).

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  1. Revisions

In August 2013, the sales volume increased compared to July in accommodation and food activities (+1.4 %) and in trade and repair of motor vehicules and motorcycles (+0.6 %). It was broadly stable in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2 %).

Over the last three months (q-o-q), the sales volume grew in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.1 %) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.9 %). It levelled off in accommodation and food service activities (+0.1 %). It slided in household services (–0.7 %).

Over the year (y-o-y), the sales volume increased in the retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.9 %) but it declined in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–3.1 %), in accommodation and food services activities (–2.2 %) and in household services (–0.3 %).

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

  • Source : INSEE

In September 2013, the sales volume in the retail trade is expected to stabilize (+0.1 %).

Revisions

The change in August has been revised by +0.7 point in the household services, by +0.6 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, by +0.2 point in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and by –0.2 point in accommodation and food services.

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 Aug./ July July/ June q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.2 2.0 1.1 0.9
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 –0.8 2.7 0.5 0.3
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 0.8 1.6 1.5 1.4
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 –0.7 0.8 0.9 –0.2
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.6 0.4 0.9 –3.1
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 1.4 –0.7 0.1 –2.2
R+S Household services 1000 0.1 0.8 –0.7 –0.3
R Arts. entertainment and recreation 449 –0.9 1.3 –1.4 –0.7
S Other service activities 551 0.9 0.3 –0.1 –0.1
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.
  • 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 %
Sept. 2013/Aug. 2013 Sept. 2013/Sept. 2012
47 Retail trade. except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 0.1 2.4
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE