In April 2013, the sales volume went up in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in household servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - April 2013

In April 2013, the sales volume upturned compared to March in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.2% after –2.4 % in March). It also rose in household services (+1.4%) whereas it was stable in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in accommodation and food service activities (0.0%).

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  1. Revisions

In April 2013, the sales volume upturned compared to March in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.2% after –2.4 % in March). It also rose in household services (+1.4%) whereas it was stable in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in accommodation and food service activities (0.0%).

Over the last quarter (q-o-q), the sales volume fell off in accommodation and food service activities (–1.6%) and, to a lesser extent, in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.5%) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.5%). On the contrary, it grew moderately in household services (+0.6%).

Year-on-year (y-o-y), the sales volume declined significantly in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–4.3%) and in accommodation and food services activities (–3.7%). It was broadly steady in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2%) and in household services (+0.2%).

Graph1_Anglais – Volume of sales 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 May 2013.
  • Source : INSEE

In May 2013, the sales volume in the retail trade is expected to rise (+0.8%).

Revisions

The evolution in April has been revised by –0.3 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. In the same period, the variation has been revised by –0.2 point in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and has been confirmed in accommodation and food service activities and in household services.

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

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of the volume of sales in the retail trade and personal services
Change in %
NACE Classification Weight April/ March March/Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.0 –0.3 –0.5 0.2
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 –1.0 1.2 0.0 –0.8
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 0.6 –1.2 –0.7 1.0
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 0.5 –1.2 –0.5 –0.7
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 3.2 –2.4 –0.5 –4.3
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.0 –0.7 –1.6 –3.7
R+S Household services 1000 1.4 0.0 0.6 0.2
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 1.7 1.7 –0.1 0.1
S Other service activities 551 1.2 –1.4 1.2 0.4
  • (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 the volume of sales in the retail trade : early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of the volume of sales in the retail trade : early estimate*
Change in %
May 2013/ April 2013 May 2013/ May 2012
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 0.8 0.4
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE