In October 2012, the volume of sales grew in household services and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - October 2012

In October 2012, the volume of sales bounced compared to September in household services (+1.8%) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.2%). It also rose in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.5%) whereas it was steady in accommodation and food service activities (0.0%).

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Warning : the term "volume of sales" will be used from now to describe results displayed in this publication.

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

In October 2012, the volume of sales bounced compared to September in household services (+1.8%) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.2%). It also rose in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.5%) whereas it was steady in accommodation and food service activities (0.0%).

Over the third quarter (q-o-q), the volume of sales declined in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.7%) and in household services (–0.5%). It was broadly stable in accommodation and food service activities (+0.2%) and in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.1%).

Year-on-year, the volume of sales fell sharply in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–5.3%). It also decreased in accommodation and food services activities (–2.9%) and in household services (–1.9%). On the contrary, it increased in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.5%).

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 November 2012.
  • Source : INSEE

In November 2012, the volume of sales in the retail trade is expected to come down (–0.6%).

Revisions

The evolution in September has been revised by +0.1 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and by –0.1 point in the retail trade. These variations, announced at –2.4% and –0.4% last month, have been corrected at –2.3% and –0.5%.

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 %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.5 –0.5 0.1 1.5
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 415 1.2 –0.5 0.5 0.5
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 545 –0.1 –0.5 –0.2 2.2
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 3.1 –1.6 0.8 0.6
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.2 –2.3 –0.7 –5.3
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.0 –0.8 0.2 –2.9
R+S Household services 1000 1.8 –0.9 –0.5 –1.9
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 1.8 –0.6 –0.2 –1.8
S Other service activities 528 1.7 –1.3 –0.7 –2.1
  • (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 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 %
Nov. 2012/ Oct. 2012 Nov. 2012/ Nov. 2011
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles –0.6 1.2
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE