In August 2011, the turnover rose in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in the retail tradeSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - August 2011

In August 2011, the turnover sharply increased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.9 %). In the same period, it also rose in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.2 %) and in accommodation and food services activities (+0.7 %). It was unchanged in household services (0.0 %).

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  1. Revisions

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

In August 2011, the turnover sharply increased in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.9 %). In the same period, it also rose in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.2 %) and in accommodation and food services activities (+0.7 %). It was unchanged in household services (0.0 %).

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover grew in household services (+0.9 %) and in the retail trade (+0.9 %). It was broadly stable in accommodation and food service activities (+0.1 %) whereas it fall in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–2.9 %).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover expanded in the retail trade (+2.3 %), in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.5 %), in households services (+1.4 %) and in accommodation and food services activities (+0.8 %).

According to our estimate, the turnover in the retail trade is expected to decline in September 2011 (–0.7 %).

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

Please note that the « retail trade… » chart (47) includes the early estimate for September 2011.

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in July has been revised by +0.2 point in household services. The variation, initially announced at –0.1 %, has been corrected at +0.1 %, in particular due to the raw series’ revision in the sector arts, entertainment and recreation. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in the retail trade, by +0.1 point in accommodation and food service activities and by –0.1 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Tableau 1 – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Aug./ July July/ June q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.9 –0.1 –2.9 1.5
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.2 0.2 0.9 2.3
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 415 0.9 –1.5 –1.0 0.0
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 545 1.4 1.1 2.1 3.9
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 2.2 0.7 0.4 0.8
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.7 –0.5 0.1 0.8
R+S Households services 1000 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.4
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 –1.4 0.4 1.9 3.5
S Other service activities 528 1.4 –0.3 0.0 –0.4
  • (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 differents levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev.2.
  • Source: INSEE

Tableau 2 – Turnover indices: early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Turnover indices: early estimate*
Change in %
Sept. 2011/ Aug. 2011 Sept. 2011/ Sept. 2010
47 Retail trade… –0.7 2.1
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE