In June 2016, the sales volume recovered in personal services but fell back a little in retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehiclesSales volume in the retail trade and personal services - June 2016

In June, the sales volume recovered in household services (+1.6% after -1.0%) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.3% after -0.5%). On the contrary, it fell back slightly in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (-0.2% after +0.2%) and more noticeably in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (-0.5% after +0.7%).

Every index in this issue is in value (tax excluded), 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, the sales volume recovered in household services (+1.6% after −1.0%) and in accommodation and food service activities (+0.3% after −0.5%). On the contrary, it fell back slightly in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.2% after +0.2%) and more noticeably in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.5% after +0.7%).

Graph1_anglais – Sales volume in the retail trade and personal services

  • Source: Insee

Slight downturn in retail trade

In June 2016, the sales volume decreased slightly in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.2% after +0.2% in May). According to early estimates, it should bounce back by +1.2% in July 2016.

As last month, the sales volume declined slightly in specialised stores (−0.2%). It shrank sharply in retail sale of automotive fuel (−13.3% after +6.5% in May) but it recovered in retail sale of other goods in specialised stores (pharmacy, clothing, etc: +1.3%), in retail sale of other household equipment (home appliance, furniture, etc.: +1.7%) and in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (+3.3%). It was virtually stable in non-specialised stores (−0.1%).

The sales volume in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles increased slightly over the second quarter (+0.2%) and sharply year on year (+2.5%).

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 –0.2 0.2 0.2 2.5
471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores 370 –0.1 1.7 –0.1 0.0
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialized stores 572 –0.2 –0.2 0.0 3.6
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 –0.4 –5.3 3.1 7.5
45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.5 0.7 1.1 6.8
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 0.3 –0.5 –1.2 1.0
R+S Household services 1000 1.6 –1.0 –4.7 4.4
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 422 1.4 0.4 –7.8 10.0
S Other service activities 578 1.7 –2.2 –2.1 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 – Sales volume in the retail trade : early estimate*

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Sales volume in the retail trade : early estimate*
Change in %
July 2016/ June 2016 July 2016/ July 2015
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1.2 3.5
  • * Econometric estimate from a set of sources available within 30 days after the end of the reference month
  • Source: INSEE

Decline in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In June, the sales volume in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles fell back (−0.5%) after a three-month-in-a-row increase (+0.7% on average between March and May). Although the decline was generalised, it mostly affected sales of motor vehicles (−0.4%) and sales of motor vehicle parts and accessories (−0.8%).

The sales volume of the whole sector grew over the second quarter (+1.1%) and even more sharply year on year (+6.8%).

Tab2_anglais – Sales volume in the retail trade and personal services

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2010
Sales volume in the retail trade and personal services
Change in %
Nace Classification Weight June 2016 June/May May/Apr q-o-q (1)
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 116.6 –0.2 0.2 0.2
471 Non-specialised stores 370 110.0 –0.1 1.7 –0.1
472 to 477 Specialised stores 572 120.4 –0.2 –0.2 0.0
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores 48 131.2 1.0 0.2 0.4
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 77 88.8 –13.3 6.5 –2.8
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipment 28 178.6 1.2 –2.1 1.1
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 113 106.8 1.7 –2.7 0.2
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 48 107.6 3.3 –2.8 0.7
477 Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores 259 129.8 1.3 –0.1 0.2
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 58 120.6 –0.4 –5.3 3.1
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 112.5 –0.5 0.7 1.1
451 Sale of motor vehicles 671 109.1 –0.4 0.3 1.8
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 78 103.9 –0.6 0.7 0.3
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 227 128.1 –0.8 1.7 0.0
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories 24 88.5 –1.1 1.4 –3.5
I Accommodation and food service activities 1000 109.8 0.3 –0.5 –1.2
55 Accommodation 239 103.8 –0.9 1.8 –1.5
56 Food and beverage service activities 761 111.7 0.7 –1.1 –1.1
561 Restaurants… 560 111.6 0.9 –1.5 –1.7
562 Event catering… 119 106.2 –1.0 0.0 1.0
563 Beverage serving activities 82 120.4 1.8 –0.1 0.1
R+S Household services 1000 112.3 1.6 –1.0 –4.7
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 422 120.6 1.4 0.4 –7.8
90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities 116 108.8 –2.2 8.0 –1.4
91 Libraries, archives, museums… 10 124.2 –1.8 2.1 –4.3
92 Gambling and betting activities 106 122.2 5.3 1.5 2.8
93 Sports activities and amusement... 190 126.7 1.6 –4.0 –15.2
S Other service activities 578 106.2 1.7 –2.2 –2.1
95 Repair of computers… 206 91.6 0.9 –0.6 –2.4
96 Other personal service activities 372 114.3 2.1 –2.9 –1.9
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE

Slight rebound in accommodation and food service activities

The sales volume in accommodation and food service activities recovered slightly in June (+0.3%) after two months of decline (−0.5% in May and −1.6% in April). This slight improvement was due to food and beverage service activities (+0.7%), more particularly to restaurants and fast food activities (+0.9%) and food and beverage service activities (+1.8%). Indeed, the sales volume fell back in accommodation (−0.9% after +1.8% in May).

Despite a marked decline over the second quarter (−1.2%), the sales volume of the whole sector increased year on year (+1.0%).

Upturn in household services

In June, the sales volume in household services picked up (+1.6% after −1.0% in May and −1.5% in April). It increased above all in other personal service activities : hairdressing, beauty, etc.: +2.1%), in gambling and betting activities (+5.3%) and in sports activities and amusement (+1.6%). On the contrary, it slipped back in creative, arts and entertainment activities (−2.2% after +8.0% in May)

The sales volume in household services declined strongly over the second quarter (−4.7%) compared with the fisrt quarter marked by the upward effect of the EURO 2016 ticket sales, but it increased year on year (+4.4%).

Revisions

The variation in the sales volume for May 2016 has been raised by 0.1 points in retail trade. except of motor vehicles and in household services. The change has been lowered by 0.1 points in accommodation and food services activities and was unchanged in trade and repair of motor vehicles.

In July, turnover rebounded in large-scale food retailing

In July 2016. the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back after a two-month-in-a row decline (+1.1% after −0.3% in June and −1.2% in May). Whereas sales of non-food products were virtually stable, those of automotive fuel recovered (+1.7% after −10.4% in June ) and those of food products went on growing (+1.6% 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 %
July / June June / May q-o-q (1) y-o-y (1)
Turnover 1.1 –0.3 –1.3 –1.6
Including
Sales of food products 1.6 1.3 –1.3 –0.8
Sales of non-food products –0.1 –1.0 –1.4 –1.7
Sales of automotive fuel 1.7 –10.4 1.0 –7.2
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey on large scale food retailing (Emagsa)