In January 2014, the sales volume decreased in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and personal servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - January 2014

In January 2014, the sales volume dropped in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–3.6%) and in household services (–1.4%). It was steady in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in accommodation and food services activities (0.0%).

This publication is released on the 2 nd of April instead of the 31 st of March as announced because of a delay in the reception of the administrative data used to calculate the indexes .

Except indices from Emagsa survey, every index in this issue is in volume seasonally and working-day adjusted (SA-WDA).

The commentary shows evolutions of subsections by decreasing contributions. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the evolution and on its weight.

In January 2014, the sales volume dropped in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–3.6%) and in household services (–1.4%). It was steady in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in accommodation and food services activities (0.0%).

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

  • Source: INSEE

Stability in the retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles

In January, the sales volume in retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles held steady (0.0%) after a decrease in December (–0.7%). In February, the sales volume is expected to rise by +0.4%.

This stability concerned specialised and non specialised stores (0.0%). In specialised stores, almost all sectors were stable except the retail sale of cultural and recreation goods which increased strongly (+3.4%) and the retail sale of automotive fuel which decreased (–1.9%). Over the last three months (q-o-q). the sales volume grew slightly in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.3%) and more strongly year on year (+1.8%).

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 Jan./Dec. Dec./Nov. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade. except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.0 –0.7 0.3 1.8
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 0.0 –1.0 –1.0 –0.3
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 0.0 –0.7 1.0 3.2
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 –0.3 –0.1 1.4 2.0
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –3.6 1.5 –0.3 0.6
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.0 –0.4 –0.7 –2.3
R+S Household services 1000 –1.4 2.2 –0.3 –1.3
R Arts. entertainment and recreation 449 –1.1 0.7 –0.9 –2.8
S Other service activities 551 –1.6 3.4 0.1 0.0
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev.2
  • 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%
Feb. 2014/Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014/Feb. 2013
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 0.4 2.4
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE

Sharp fall in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In January, the sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles plunged after two months of growth. Particularly, it slumped in sale of motor vehicles (–4.5%) and in sale of motor vehicles parts and accessories (–4.7%). The sales volume of the whole sector decreased slightly over the last three months (–0.3%) but increased moderately year on year (+0.6%).

Tab2_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
Variation in %
Nace Classification Weight Jan. 2014 Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. q-o-q (1)
47 Retail trade. except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 104.1 0.0 –0.7 0.3
471 Non-specialised stores 369 99.2 0.0 –1.0 –1.0
472 à 477 Specialised stores 573 107.2 0.0 –0.7 1.0
472 Retail sale of food. beverages and tobacco in specialised stores 49 102.2 0.3 –0.2 1.4
473 Retail sale of automative fuel 78 96.9 –1.9 –0.2 1.5
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipment 28 141.3 0.1 0.7 1.4
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 112 100.3 0.1 –0.2 0.3
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 48 101.8 3.4 –4.4 2.0
477 Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores 258 111.7 –0.2 –0.6 0.9
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 104.6 –0.3 –0.1 1.4
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 93.8 –3.6 1.5 –0.3
451 Sale of motor vehicles 671 92.7 –4.5 3.6 0.4
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 78 89.3 –4.7 1.6 –1.0
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 227 99.1 –0.6 –4.0 –2.0
454 Sale. maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories 24 88.0 –1.8 0.3 –0.8
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 94.8 0.0 –0.4 –0.7
55 Accommodation 255 97.0 0.6 –0.8 –1.0
56 Food and beverage service activities 745 94.0 –0.3 –0.3 –0.6
561 Restaurants… 549 93.8 0.5 –0.9 –0.7
562 Event catering… 116 98.2 –4.6 2.6 0.1
563 Beverage serving activities 80 89.4 1.2 –0.6 –1.6
R+S Household services 1000 96.8 –1.4 2.2 –0.3
R Arts. entertainment and recreation 449 95.8 –1.1 0.7 –0.9
90 Creative. arts and entertainment activities 115 100.5 4.3 1.4 1.0
91 Libraries. archives. museums… 11 103.4 0.5 3.4 –7.2
92 Gambling and betting activities 119 96.1 –5.6 –0.5 –0.7
93 Sports activities and amusement.. 204 92.6 –1.4 0.9 –1.7
S Other service activities 551 97.7 –1.6 3.4 0.1
95 Repair of computers… 228 97.3 –3.3 5.3 1.7
96 Other personal service activities 323 98.0 –0.4 2.2 –1.0
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • Source: Insee

Stability in accommodation and food service activities

After a slight fall in December (–0.4%), sales volume in accommodation and food services flattened out (0.0%). However a noticeable upturn was noted in restaurants and fast foods (+0.5%) and in accommodation (+0.6 %) and a sharp downturn in even catering, collective catering (–4.6%).

The sales volume of the whole sector decreased over the last three months (–0.7%) and in a stronger way year on year (–2.3%).

Decrease in household services

The sales volume in household services weakened in January (–1.4%) after a rise in December (+2.2%). Repair of computers (–3.3%) and gambling betting activities (–5.6%) plunged whereas creative arts and entertainment activities grew (+4.3%).

The sales volume in household services was down over the last three months (–0.3%) and year on year (–1.3%).

Révisions

Changes for December were revised by +0.3 point in wholesale trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and by –0.1 point in retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles in accommodation and food services activities and in household services.

Monthly survey about major food retailers results

Turnover in major food retailers was stable in February (0.0%). Sales of automative fuel went on falling (–1.4%). Sales of food products (+0.1%) and non food products (–0.2%) were relatively steady.

Tab3_anglais – Monthly turnover indices in large-scale food retailing

SA-WDA volume. Base year 2010
Monthly turnover indices in large-scale food retailing
Variation in %
Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. T/T–1 (1) T/T–4 (1)
Turnover of large-scale food retailing 0.0 –1.1 –1.1 0.3
Including
Sales of food products 0.1 –0.5 –0.2 0.1
Sales of non-foods products –0.2 2.7 –2.8 –4.3
Sales of automative fuel –1.4 –6.4 –2.9 –4.4
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey about large-scale food retailing (Emagsa)