In October 2014, the sales volume decreased in household services but increased slightly in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcyclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - October 2014

In October 2014, the sales volume declined in household services (–0.5% after –0.1% in september). While it grew slightly in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.3 %), it was broadly steady in accommodation and food service activities (–0.1%) and in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%).

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 October 2014, the sales volume declined in household services (–0.5% after –0.1% in september). While it grew slightly in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.3 %), it was broadly steady in accommodation and food service activities (–0.1%) and in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%).

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

  • Source: INSEE

Stability in retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles

In October, the sales volume in retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles levelled off (–0.0% after –0.9 in September). According to early estimates, it is likely to increase in November 2014 (+0.7%).

The sales volume improved in specialised stores (+1.0%), in particular in retail sale of other goods (clothings, shoes, etc.) (+1.6%), in retail sale of information and communication equipment (+2.3%), and in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (+1.5%). A slight rebound was also registered in retail trade not in stores (+0.3% after –2.7%). On the contrary, the sales volume went down in non specialised stores (–1.7%).

The sales volume in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles levelled off over the last three months (q-o-q) (0.0%) but increased 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 Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.0 –0.9 0.0 1.0
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 –1.7 1.7 –0.5 –1.8
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 1.0 –2.1 0.5 2.9
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 0.3 –2.7 –1.8 –0.1
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.3 –1.3 0.2 0.4
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.1 –0.5 1.0 –1.4
R+S Household services 1000 –0.5 –0.1 0.7 –0.2
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 –0.9 1.1 0.8 –0.6
S Other service activities 551 –0.2 –1.0 0.5 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 %
Nov. 2014/ Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014/ Nov. 2013
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 0.7 0.8
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE

Slight rise in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In October, the sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles edged up (+0.3% after –1.3% in September). It bounced in sale of motor vehicles (+0.9%) but it decelerated in sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories (–1.3%).

The sales volume grew slightly over the last three months (+0.2%) and year on year (+0.4%).

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 Oct. 2014 Oct./ Sept. Sept./Aug. q-o-q (1)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 104,8 0.0 –0.9 0.0
471 Non-specialised stores 369 98,2 –1.7 1.7 –0.5
472 à 477 Specialised stores 573 109,4 1.0 –2.1 0.5
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores 49 102,5 –0.1 –0.4 0.7
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 78 96,8 0.3 0.1 –0.6
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipment 28 157,4 2.3 1.6 4.8
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 112 99,7 0.0 –2.7 0.4
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 48 102,6 1.5 –1.5 0.3
477 Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores 258 114,7 1.6 –3.4 0.2
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 102,5 0.3 –2.7 –1.8
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 95,8 0.3 –1.3 0.2
451 Sale of motor vehicles 671 94,9 0.9 –1.9 0.3
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 78 90,6 –1.0 –0.7 0.6
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 227 100,8 –1.3 –0.1 –0.2
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories 24 91,3 2.8 –0.6 1.4
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 94,0 0.1 –0.5 1.0
55 Accommodation 255 96,8 –0.6 0.8 1.7
56 Food and beverage service activities 745 93,0 0.4 –0.9 0.7
561 Restaurants… 549 92,0 1.2 –1.5 0.7
562 Event catering… 116 101,6 –2.2 0.8 1.4
563 Beverage serving activities 80 87,2 –0.4 0.1 –0.1
R+S Household services 1000 96,8 –0.5 –0.1 0.7
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 96,2 –0.9 1.1 0.8
90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities 115 93,5 –3.1 1.1 0.1
91 Libraries, archives, museums… 11 109,8 –3.2 6.7 0.4
92 Gambling and betting activities 119 105,9 1.9 0.6 2.2
93 Sports activities and amusement... 204 91,3 –1.2 1.0 0.4
S Other service activities 551 97,3 –0.2 –1.0 0.5
95 Repair of computers… 228 97,6 0.4 –0.8 0.8
96 Other personal service activities 323 97,1 –0.6 –1.2 0.3
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months /previous three months.
  • Source: Insee

Near stability in accommodation and food service activities

The sales volume in accommodation and food service was almost steady in October (+0.1% after –0.5%). Although it decreased moderately in accomodation (–0.6%), it improved slightly in food and beverage service activities restaurants (+0,4%) by combined effects of a rise in restaurants and fast food services (+1.2%) and a decline in event catering and other food services (–2.2%). The sales volume of the whole sector went up over the last three months (+1.0%) but was down year on year (–1.4%).

Fall in household services

The sales volume in household services fall in October (–0.5% after –0.1%). It declined significantly in creative, arts and entertainment activities (–3.1%) and to a lesser extent in sports activities and amusement (–1.2%) and in other personal service activities (hairdressing, beauty care, etc.) (–0.6%). On the contrary, it grew in gambling and betting activities (+1.9%) and in repair of computers and personal and household goods (+0.4%)

The sales volume in household services improved over the last three months (+0.7%) but decreased year on year (–0.2%).

Revisions

The change for September was revised by –0.2% in accommodation food service activities and by –0.1 point in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and in household services. Over the same month, it was unchanged in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Monthly survey on large-scale food retailing in November

Turnover in large-scale food retailing picked up in November (+1.1% after –1.7%) because of the rebound of the sales of food products (+1.3%) and non-food products (+1.0%). Sales of automotive fuel decreased again (–2.1% after –1.3%).

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 %
Nov./ Oct. Oct./ Sept. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (1)
Turnover 1.1 –1.7 0.6 –1.5
Including
Sales of food products 1.3 –2.5 2.2 –0.2
Sales of non-food products 1.0 –0.5 –0.7 –2.7
Sales of automotive fuel –2.1 –1.3 –2.2 –4.5
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey on large scale food retailing (Emagsa)