In June 2015, the sales volume increased again in overall retail trade but decreased in accommodation and food service activitiesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - June 2015

In June 2015, the sales volume increased again in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles as well as in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.5%). It declined strongly in accommodation and food service activities (–1.4%) and went on decreasing in household services (–0.5%).

Except for indices from Emagsa survey, every index in this issue is in volume (tax excluded) and seasonally and working-day adjusted (SA-WDA). The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

In June 2015, the sales volume increased again in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles as well as in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.5%). It declined strongly in accommodation and food service activities (–1.4%) and went on decreasing in household services (–0.5%).

Graph1_Anglais – Volume of sales in the retail trade and personal services

Three-month-in-a-row growth in retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In June 2015, the sales volume grew for three months in a row in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.5% after +0.3% in May and +0.8% in April). According to early estimates, it would be down very slightly in July (–0.2%).

The sales volume went on rising in non-specialised stores (+0.7%) and in specialised stores (+0.5%). It increased particularly in retail sale of other goods (pharmacy, clothings, etc.) : +0.6% and in retail sale of other household equipment (+0.9%).

The sales volume in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles was up over the last three months (+1.1%, q-o-q) and more significantly over the year (+3.1%).

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

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of sales volume in the retail trade and personal services
Change in %
NACE Classification Weight June/ May May/ Apr q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.5 0.3 1.1 3.1
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 0.7 0.2 1.3 2.1
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 0.5 0.2 0.9 3.8
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 –0.9 0.8 0.7 2.4
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.5 0.8 2.1 4.1
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –1.4 0.2 0.3 –0.9
R+S Household services 1000 –0.5 –0.7 –0.7 0.2
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 –1.6 –1.0 –1.5 0.3
S Other service activities 551 0.4 –0.4 –0.2 0.1
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three 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 sales volume in the retail trade: early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of sales volume in the retail trade: early estimate*
Change in %
July 2015/ June 2015 July 2015/ July 2014
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles –0.2 3.3
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE

Five-month-in-a-row rise in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

From February onwards, the sales volume in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles kept on increasing (+0.5% in June). It improved significantly in sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories (+1.5% after +0.5% in May) but it stalled in sale of motor vehicles (+0.1% after +1.0%).

The sales volume rose significantly over the last three months (+2.1%) and even more year on year (+4.1%).

Tab2_anglais – Variation of sales volume in the retail trade and personal services

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Variation of sales volume in the retail trade and personal services
Change in %
Nace Classification Weight June 2015 June/May May/ Apr q-o-q (1)
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 108.3 0.5 0.3 1.1
471 Non-specialised stores 369 101.5 0.7 0.2 1.3
472 to 477 Specialised stores 573 112.9 0.5 0.2 0.9
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores 49 105.6 0.9 –0.5 1.3
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 78 97.1 0.3 –0.6 –0.8
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipment 28 150.8 –1.0 1.2 –1.3
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 112 102.6 0.9 –0.4 0.5
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 48 106.0 0.7 0.2 1.3
477 Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores 258 120.8 0.6 0.7 1.7
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 106.1 –0.9 0.8 0.7
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 99.5 0.5 0.8 2.1
451 Sale of motor vehicles 671 99.6 0.1 1.0 2.9
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 78 92.0 0.9 –0.7 1.2
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 227 103.0 1.5 0.5 0.3
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories 24 89.9 –0.1 0.6 1.7
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 91.7 –1.4 0.2 0.3
55 Accommodation 255 95.1 –1.5 0.3 –0.3
56 Food and beverage service activities 745 90.6 –1.3 0.2 0.5
561 Restaurants… 549 89.1 –1.7 0.3 0.7
562 Event catering… 116 101.5 –0.3 0.3 0.0
563 Beverage serving activities 80 84.8 –0.1 –0.2 –0.4
R+S Household services 1000 96.4 –0.5 –0.7 –0.7
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 95.0 –1.6 –1.0 –1.5
90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities 115 94.1 –1.4 –1.0 –2.0
91 Libraries, archives, museums… 11 117.3 0.3 5.3 1.2
92 Gambling and betting activities 119 97.7 –6.3 –3.3 –2.8
93 Sports activities and amusement... 204 92.8 1.4 0.1 –0.4
S Other service activities 551 97.6 0.4 –0.4 –0.2
95 Repair of computers… 228 98.1 0.4 0.2 0.3
96 Other personal service activities 323 97.3 0.4 –0.8 –0.5
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE

Downtown in accommodation and food service activities

The sales volume in accommodation and food service activities fell sharply in June (–1.4% after +0.2%). It dropped mainly in restaurants and fast food services (–1.7% after +0.3%) and in accommodation (–1.5% after +0.3%).

The sales volume of the whole sector increased slightly over the last three months (+0.3%) and was down year on year (–0.9%).

Further decline in household services

In June, the sales volume in household services went on falling (–0.5% after –0.7%). It declined sharply again in gambling and betting activities (–6.3% after –3.3%) and more moderately in creative, arts and entertainment activities (–1.4%). However, it increased in sports activities and amusement (+1.4%), in other personal service activities (+0.4%) and in repair of computers (+0.4%).

The sales volume in household services decreased over the last three months (–0.7%) and rose very slightly year-on-year (+0.2%).

Revisions

The change for May 2015 was revised by +0.1 points in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. It was unchanged in other sectors.

Monthly survey on large-scale food retailing in July 2015

In July 2015, turnover in large-scale food retailing was down again (–0.4% after –0.7% in June). The strongest decline concerned sales of automotive fuel which fell (–1.6%) after five months of growth. The fall was less back in sales of food products (–1.0%). Conversely, sales of non-food products rebounded (+0.5% after –0.7% in June).

Tab3_anglais – Monthly turnover indices in large-scale food retailing

SA-WDA value, Base year 2010
Monthly turnover indices in large-scale food retailing
Change in %
July/ June June/ May q-o-q (1) y-o-y (1)
Turnover –0.4 –0.7 1.5 1.1
Including
Sales of food products –1.0 –0.4 1.0 2.9
Sales of non-food products 0.5 –0.7 –0.3 0.2
Sales of automotive fuel –1.6 0.7 5.3 –6.0
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey on large scale food retailing (Emagsa)