In June 2014, the sales volume decreased in accommodation and food service activities and in household activitiesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - June 2014

In June 2014, the sales volume decreased again in accommodation and food service activities (–0.9%, after –0.4% in May) and in household services (–0.8% as in May). On the contrary, it grew sligthly in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4%) and in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2%).

Except for indices from Emagsa survey, every index in this issue is in volume 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 2014, the sales volume decreased again in accommodation and food service activities (–0.9%, after –0.4% in May) and in household services (–0.8% as in May). On the contrary, it grew sligthly in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4%) and in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2%).

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

  • Source: INSEE

Slight growth in the retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles

In June, the sales volume in retail trade except for motor vehicles and motorcycles increased again, but very slightly (+0.2%, after +1.3% in May). In July, the sales volume is expected to decrease by 0.3%.

The sales volume rose in non specialised stores (+0.6%). On the contrary, it lowered in specialised stores (–0.2%). It declined sharply in retail sale of information and communication equipment (–4.7%), in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (–3.5%), and in retail sale of other household equipment (–0.8%) but it grew in retail sale of other goods in specialised stores (in clothing, shoes…) (+0.9%).

Over the last three months (q-o-q), the sales volume rose in the retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.1%) as year on year (+2.0%).

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 June/ May May/ Apr q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.2 1.3 1.1 2.0
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 369 0.6 1.3 0.7 –0.1
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 573 –0.2 1.3 1.4 3.3
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 1.7 0.8 0.8 1.4
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.4 –0.7 0.8 0.0
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 –0.9 –0.4 –0.4 –2.8
R+S Household services 1000 –0.8 –0.8 –0.9 –1.6
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 –0.1 –1.2 –0.4 –2.3
S Other service activities 551 –1.3 –0.5 –1.3 –1,0
  • (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 2014/ June 2014 July 2014/ July 2013
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles –0,3 0,6
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE

Recovery in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

The sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles recovered (+0.4%) after a slight decline in May (–0.7%). It climbed notably in sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories (+1.6%) but it was steady in sale of motor vehicles. The sales volume increased over the last three months (+0.8%) and levelled off year on year (0.0%).

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 2014 June/ May May/ April q-o-q (1)
47 Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 105.6 0.2 1.3 1.1
471 Non-specialised stores 369 100.4 0.6 1.3 0.7
472 à 477 Specialised stores 573 108.9 –0.2 1.3 1.4
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores 49 101.9 –0.3 –0.4 1.0
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 78 99.3 0.7 1.6 2.7
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipment 28 142.6 –4.7 4.3 3.8
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 112 99.7 –0.8 1.5 –0.4
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 48 99.5 –3.5 1.8 1.6
477 Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores 258 115.1 0.9 0.9 1.4
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 105.7 1.7 0.8 0.8
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 94.9 0.4 –0.7 0.8
451 Sale of motor vehicles 671 93.1 0.0 –0.4 0.9
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 78 90.4 0.4 –2.2 0.4
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 227 102.2 1.6 –1.3 0.5
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories 24 89.1 –1.1 0.0 0.0
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 92.8 –0.9 –0.4 –0.4
55 Accommodation 255 95.6 –0.4 –0.8 0.7
56 Food and beverage service activities 745 91.8 –1.1 –0.3 –0.8
561 Restaurants… 549 90.2 –1.6 –0.1 –1.5
562 Event catering… 116 102.2 1.1 –0.7 1.8
563 Beverage serving activities 80 87.4 –1.4 –0.6 –0.5
R+S Household services 1000 96.1 –0.8 –0.8 –0.9
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 449 95.8 –0.1 –1.2 –0.4
90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities 115 95.2 0.3 –0.5 –3.1
91 Libraries, archives, museums… 11 108.7 2.6 –1.1 0.3
92 Gambling and betting activities 119 102.1 1.4 –4.5 0.7
93 Sports activities and amusement... 204 91.9 –1.5 0.7 0.4
S Other service activities 551 96.2 –1.3 –0.5 –1.3
95 Repair of computers… 228 95.4 –2.1 –1.5 –2.9
96 Other personal service activities 323 96.8 –0.7 0.1 –0.2
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: Insee

New decline in accommodation and food service activities

The sales volume in accommodation and food service activities decreased again in June (–0.9%, after –0.4% in May). It fell significantly in restaurants and fast food services (–1.6%) and moderately in accommodation (–0.4%). However it bounced back in event catering and other food services (+1.1%).

The sales volume of the whole sector declined over the last three months (–0.4%) and plunged year on year (–2.8%).

Third fall in a row in household services

The sales volume in household services went on declining (–0.8% after –0.8% in May and –1.2% in April). It dropped in repair of computers and personal and household goods (–2.1%), in sports activities and amusement....(–1.5%) and in other personal service activities (hairdressing…) (–0.7%). On the contrary, it rose in gambling and betting activities (+1.4%).

The sales volume in household services decreased over the last three months (–0.9%) and year on year (–1.6%).

Revisions

The change for May was revised by +0.2 point in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles. For the same month, the other sectors were not revised.

Monthly survey on large-scale food retailing in July

Turnover in large-scale food retailing decreased again in July (–0.6% after –0.3% in June). Sales went down in all types of products but the decline was more significant for sales of automotive fuel (–2.8%).

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 –0.6 –0.3 0.6 –0.5
Including
Sales of food products –0.8 –0.8 –0.5 –1.8
Sales of non-food products –0.1 –2.9 1.0 –0.7
Sales of automotive fuel –2.8 1.3 4.4 –4.1
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey about large scale food retailing (Emagsa)