In February 2013, the volume of sales upturned in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, in household services and in accommodation and food service activitiesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - February 2013

In February 2013, the volume of sales rose compared to January in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.6%), in household services (+0.6%) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.5%). On the contrary, it downturned in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.4%).

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  1. Revisions

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

In February 2013, the volume of sales rose compared to January in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.6%), in household services (+0.6%) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.5%). On the contrary, it downturned in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.4%).

Over the last quarter (q-o-q), the volume of sales fell in accommodation and food service activities (–1.8%). It was broadly stable in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.1%) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.1%) whereas it improved moderately in household services (+0.3%).

Year-on-year (y-o-y), the volume of sales went down in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–4.8%). It also declined in accommodation and food services activities (–3.9%) and in household services (–1.4%). On the contrary, it grew slightly in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.8%).

Graph1_Anglais – Volume of sales 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 March 2013.
  • Source : INSEE

In March 2013, the volume of sales in the retail trade is expected to increase (+1.0 %).

Revisions

The evolution in January has been revised by +0.3 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. The variation, announced at –1.6% last month, has been corrected at –1.3%.

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

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of the volume of sales in the retail trade and personal services
Change in %
NACE Classification Weight Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.4 0.4 –0.1 0.8
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 –0.2 0.2 –1.3 –0.7
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 –0.5 0.6 0.7 1.8
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 –0.3 0.5 0.2 –0.3
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.6 –1.3 –0.1 –4.8
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.5 –1.5 –1.8 –3.9
R+S Household services 1000 0.6 –1.1 0.3 –1.4
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 –0.8 –2.5 –0.2 –2.0
S Other service activities 551 1.7 –0.1 0.8 –0.8
  • (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 2010
Variation of the volume of sales in the retail trade : early estimate*
Change in %
March 2013/ Feb. 2013 March 2013/ March 2012
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1.0 0.9
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE