In October 2013, the sales volume decreased in trade and repair of motor vehicules and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - October 2013

In October 2013, the sales volume declined compared to September in trade and repair of motor vehicules and motorcycles (–1.2%), after four months of increases. On the contrary, it rose slightly in accommodation and food services activities (+0.2%). It was steady in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and in household services (+0.0%).

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In October 2013, the sales volume declined compared to September in trade and repair of motor vehicules and motorcycles (–1.2%), after four months of increases. On the contrary, it rose slightly in accommodation and food services activities (+0.2%). It was steady in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and in household services (+0.0%).

Over the last three months (q-o-q), the sales volume grew in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.9%) and in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4%). Conversely, it went back in household services (–0.4%) and in accommodation and food service activities (–0.3%).

Over the year (y-o-y), the sales volume increased strongly in the retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.4%). On the opposite, it went down in accommodation and food services activities (–2.1%), in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.2%) and to a lesser extent in household services (–0.4%).

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

  • Source: INSEE

In November 2013, the sales volume in the retail trade is expected to rise (+2.1%).

Revisions

The change in September has been revised by–0.1 point in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and by +0.1 point in household services. In the same month, the variation in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in accommodation and food services activities 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 Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade. except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.0 –0.7 0.4 1.4
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 0.3 –0.4 0.1 0.1
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 –0.1 –1.0 0.6 2.5
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 –0.3 0.2 0.1 –0.5
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –1.2 0.3 0.9 –1.2
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.2 –1.5 –0.3 –2.1
R+S Household services 1000 0.0 –1.0 –0.4 –0.4
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 –0.8 0.9 –0.3 –0.5
S Other service activities 551 0.6 –2.5 –0.5 –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 %
Nov. 2013/Oct. 2013 Nov. 2013/Nov. 2012
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 2.1 3.7
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE