In December 2011, the turnover fell in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - December 2011

In December 2011, the turnover declined in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.4 %) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.9 %). It was unchanged in the household services (0.0 %) and broadly steady in accommodation and food service activities (–0.1 %).

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  1. Revisions

Every index in this issue is in volume, seasonally and working-day adjusted.

In December 2011, the turnover declined in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.4 %) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.9 %). It was unchanged in the household services (0.0 %) and broadly steady in accommodation and food service activities (–0.1 %).

Compared to Q3 2011 (q-o-q), the turnover of Q4 2011 slightly grew in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 %). It modestly weakened in accommodation and food service activities (–0.4 %) and in the retail trade (–0.3 %). It was stable in household services (–0.1 %).

Compared to Q4 2010 (y-o-y), the turnover of Q4 2011 rose in accommodation and food services activities (+1.5 %), in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.3 %), in the retail trade (+1.3 %), and in households services (+1.3 %).

According to our estimate, the turnover in the retail trade is expected to bounce in January 2012 (+2.0 %).

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

Please note that the « retail trade… » chart (47) includes the early estimate for January 2012.

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in November has been revised by –0.4 point in accommodation and food service activities. The variation, initially announced at +0.7 %, has been corrected at +0.3 %. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.2 point in household services, in particular due to the coefficients SA-WDA’s updating in the sector of hairdressing and other beauty treatment. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.9 0.9 0.4 1.3
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –1.4 –0.3 –0.3 1.3
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 415 –2.3 –0.5 –0.5 –1.3
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 545 –1.0 –0.2 –0.3 3.0
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 –0.2 1.4 0.2 1.9
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.0 0.3 –0.4 1.5
R+S Households services 1000 0.1 0.2 –0.1 1.3
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 0.9 –0.6 0.0 2.7
S Other service activities 528 –0.7 0.9 –0.2 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 – Turnover indices: early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Turnover indices: early estimate*
Change in %
Jan. 2012/ Dec. 2011 Jan. 2012/ Jan. 2011
47 Retail trade… 2.0 1.3
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE