In February 2012, the turnover decreased in accomodation and food service activities, in household services and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - February 2012

In February 2012, the turnover decreased in accommodation and food service activities (–1.9 %) and, to a lesser extent, in the household services (–0.6 %) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.5 %). On the contrary, it grew in the retail trade, except of 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.

In February 2012, the turnover decreased in accommodation and food service activities (–1.9 %) and, to a lesser extent, in the household services (–0.6 %) and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.5 %). On the contrary, it grew in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 %).

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover fell in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–2.4 %), in accommodation and food service activities (–1.3 %) and in the retail trade (–0.5 %) whereas it is broadly stable in the household services (+0.2 %).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover declined in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–3.5 %) and in accommodation and food services activities (–0.9 %). Conversely, it slightly grew in the households services (+0.4 %) and in the retail trade (+0.3 %).

According to our estimate, the turnover in the retail trade is expected to increase in March 2012 (+0.8 %).

Graph1_Anglais – Retail trade and personal services

  • Source : INSEE

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

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in January has been revised by –0.6 point in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. The variation, initially announced at –2.3 %, has been corrected at –2.9 %. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by –0.2 point in the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles and by +0.1 point in accommodation and food service activities. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in the household services.

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.5 –2.9 –2.4 –3.5
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.4 0.8 –0.5 0.3
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 415 0.8 1.9 –1.1 –1.7
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 545 0.2 0.2 –0.2 1.6
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 40 –0.5 0.5 1.1 0.3
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –1.9 –0.9 –1.3 –0.9
R+S Household services 1000 –0.6 0.2 0.2 0.4
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 472 –0.3 0.4 1.1 2.1
S Other service activities 528 –0.8 0.0 –0.5 –1.1
  • (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 – Turnover indices: early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2005
Turnover indices: early estimate*
Change in %
March 2012/ Feb. 2012 March 2012/ March 2011
47 Retail trade… 0.8 1.7
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE