In December 2013, the sales volume increased in household services and trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - December 2013

In December 2013, the sales volume increased in household services (+2.3%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.2%). On the contrary, it decreased in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%) and in accommodation and food services activities (–0.3%).

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Every index in this issue is in volume, seasonally and working-day adjusted (SA-WDA).

In December 2013, the sales volume increased in household services (+2.3%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.2%). On the contrary, it decreased in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%) and in accommodation and food services activities (–0.3%).

Over the last three months (q-o-q), the sales volume flattened in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2%). However, it declined slightly household services (–0.6%) and to a lesser extent in accommodation and food service activities (–0.3%).

Over the year (y-o-y), the sales volume increased in the retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.8%) and in a less sustained pace in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4%). On the opposite, it plunged in accommodation and food services activities (–2.7%). It declined in household services (–1.3%.).

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

  • Source : INSEE

In December 2013, the sales volume in the retail trade is expected to rise by +1.2%.

Revisions

The change in November has been reviewed by +0.5 point in retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycle, by +0.3 point in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and by +0.1 point in accomodation and food service activities. For the same month, the variation in household services was unchanged.

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 Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.6 1.1 0.0 1.8
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 –0.8 –0.3 –0.9 –0.2
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 –0.5 2.0 0.4 3.1
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 0.0 1.4 0.9 0.9
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.4
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –0.3 –0.1 –0.6 –2.7
R+S Household services 1000 2.3 –1.0 –0.6 –1.3
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 1.1 –0.4 –0.7 –2.3
S Other service activities 551 3.2 –1.4 –0.5 –0.5
  • (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 %
Jan. 2014/ Dec. 2013 Jan. 2014/ Jan. 2013
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1.2 3.0
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE