In September 2014, the sales volume decreased in the retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motocyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - September 2014

In September 2014, the sales volume decreased in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motocycles (–1.3%) and in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.8%). It declined slightly in accommodation and food service activities (–0.3%) and levelled off in household services.

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 September 2014, the sales volume decreased in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motocycles (–1.3%) and in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.8%). It declined slightly in accommodation and food service activities (–0.3%) and levelled off in household services.

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

  • Source: INSEE

Decline in the retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles

In September, the sales volume in retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles fall (–0.8%) after a bounce back of +1.1% in August. According to early estimates, it is likely to decrease a little less in October 2014 (–0,6%).

The sales volume fell significantly in specialised stores (–2.1%) either in retail sale of other goods (clothings, pharmacy, etc.) (–3.3%), or in retail sale of other household equipments (–2.6%), or in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (–1.4%). The decline was also registered in retail sale not in stores as sale by catalogue (–2.6%). On the contrary, it went on growing in non specialised stores (+1.6%).

The sales volume rose in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles over the last three months (q-o-q) (+0.5%) as year on year (+1.0%).

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 Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.8 1.1 0.5 1.0
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 369 1.6 0.2 0.1 –1.8
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 573 –2.1 1.8 0.7 2.6
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 –2.6 –0.5 0.5 1.2
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –1.3 –0.2 1.1 0.9
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –0.3 1.7 0.0 –2.0
R+S Household services 1000 0.0 0.8 0.3 –0.5
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 1.1 0.8 –0.1 –1.3
S Other service activities 551 –0.8 0.9 0.6 0.3
  • (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 %
Oct. 2014/ Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014/ Oct. 2013
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles –0.6 1.0
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE

Fall in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In September, the sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles decreased again 1.3% after –0.2% in August). It dropped in sale of motor vehicles (–1.9%) and it was nearly stable in sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories (–0.1%).

The sales volume grew over the last three months (+1.1%) and year on year (+0.9%).

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 Sept. 2014 Sept./Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 105.2 –0.8 1.1 0.5
471 Non-specialised stores 369 100.6 1.6 0.2 0.1
472 à 477 Specialised stores 573 108.5 –2.1 1.8 0.7
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores 49 102.6 –0.4 1.4 0.0
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 78 97.6 0.3 1.1 –0.7
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipment 28 151.5 0.7 1.4 3.2
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 112 100.1 –2.6 2.1 1.3
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 48 100.9 –1.4 1.5 –0.4
477 Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores 258 113.3 –3.3 1.9 0.7
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 102.6 –2.6 –0.5 0.5
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 95.5 –1.3 –0.2 1.1
451 Sale of motor vehicles 671 93.9 –1.9 –0.4 1.5
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 78 91.6 –0.6 0.5 0.7
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 227 102.3 –0.1 –0.4 0.7
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories 24 88.3 –0.6 2.5 –1.7
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 93.9 –0.3 1.7 0.0
55 Accommodation 255 97.8 1.3 1.5 0.7
56 Food and beverage service activities 745 92.5 –0.9 1.7 –0.2
561 Restaurants… 549 90.9 –1.5 1.7 –0.3
562 Event catering… 116 104.1 0.9 2.2 1.0
563 Beverage serving activities 80 87.3 –0.1 0.9 –1.3
R+S Household services 1000 97.5 0.0 0.8 0.3
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 97.1 1.1 0.8 –0.1
90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities 115 96.8 1.1 0.3 0.7
91 Libraries, archives, museums… 11 112.1 3.9 –2.2 1.3
92 Gambling and betting activities 119 103.7 0.7 –0.2 0.5
93 Sports activities and amusement... 204 92.7 1.1 1.9 –1.0
S Other service activities 551 97.7 –0.8 0.9 0.6
95 Repair of computers… 228 97.5 –0.5 0.7 0.4
96 Other personal service activities 323 97.9 –1.0 1.0 0.7
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months /previous three months.
  • Source: Insee

Slight decline in accommodation and food service activities

The sales volume in accommodation and food service fell slightly back in September (–0.3%) after a large bounce in august (+1.7%). It decreased in restaurants and fast food services (–1.5%) but it increased in accommodation (+1.3%) and in event catering and other food services (+0.9%). It was nearly flat in beverage serving activities (–0.1%).

The sales volume of the whole sector levelled off over the last three months and plunged year on year (–2.0%).

Stability in household services

The sales volume in household services was steady in September after two months of increase. It declined in other personal service activities (hairdressing, funeral services, laundry, etc.) (–1.0%) and in repair of computers and personal and household goods (–0.5%) but it grew in sports activities and amusement, in creative, arts and entertainment activities (+1.1%) and in gambling and betting activities (+0.7%).

The sales volume in household services improved sglithly over the last three months (+0.3%) but went back year on year (–0.5%).

Revisions

The change for August was revised by +0.2 point in accommodation food service activities and and by +0.1 point in household services. Over the same month, it was unchanged in trade sectors.

Monthly survey on large-scale food retailing in October

Turnover in large-scale food retailing decreased in October (–1.9%), either for food products (–2.8%), non-food products (–0.9%) or automotive fuel (–1.4%).

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 %
Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug q-o-q (1) y-o-y (1)
Turnover –1.9 0.7 0.5 –1.7
Including
Sales of food products –2.8 2.4 1.5 –1.2
Sales of non-food products –0.9 –2.8 –0.9 –3.0
Sales of automotive fuel –1.4 0.3 –2.0 –4.9
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey on large scale food retailing (Emagsa)