In December 2012, the volume of sales rose in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in household servicesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - December 2012

In December 2012, the volume of sales went up compared to November in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.5%) and in household services (+0.9%). Conversely, it downturned in accommodation and food service activities (–1.2%). It was broadly stable in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.1%).

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  1. Revisions

Warning : from January 2013, turnover and volume of sales indexes will be base 2010 and referenced to 2010.

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

In December 2012, the volume of sales went up compared to November in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.5%) and in household services (+0.9%). Conversely, it downturned in accommodation and food service activities (–1.2%). It was broadly stable in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.1%).

Over the last quarter 2012, the volume of sales went down in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–2.1%, q-o-q) and, to a lesser extent, in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.5%). On the contrary, it grew in household services (+0.9%). It was broadly stable in accommodation and food service activities (–0.1%).

Over the year 2012, the volume of sales slumped in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–7.3%, y-o-y). It also slipped in accommodation and food services activities (–2.5%) and in household services (–1.0%). On the contrary, it increased in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.5%).

Graph1_Anglais – Turnover 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 January 2013.
  • Source : INSEE

According to our early estimate, the volume of sales in the retail trade is expected to increase (+0.9%) in January 2013.

Revisions

The evolution in November has been revised by –0.5 point in accommodation and food service activities and +0.2 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. These variations, announced at +1.5% and –3.4% last month, have been corrected at +1.0% and –3.2%.

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

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Variation of the volume of sales 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 –0.1 –0.4 –0.5 1.5
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 415 –0.7 –1.4 –0.3 0.6
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 545 0.1 0.3 –0.7 2.1
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 1.1 –2.1 1.5 1.6
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.5 –3.2 –2.1 –7.3
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –1.2 1.0 –0.1 –2.5
R+S Household services 1000 0.9 –1.0 0.9 –1.0
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 1.8 –0.8 2.2 0.4
S Other service activities 528 0.0 –1.3 –0.3 –2.3
  • (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 2005
Variation of the volume of sales in the retail trade : early estimate*
Change in %
Jan. 2013/ Dec. 2012 Jan. 2013/ Jan. 2012
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 0.9 2.2
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE