In February 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing was stableTurnover in large-scale food retailing - February 2017

In February 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing was stable after an increase by 0.5% in January. Sales of automotive fuels fell back strongly (−3.6%) after two consecutive months of brisk rises (incl. +7.6% in January). However, sales of food products rebounded slightly (+0.5% after −1.4%) and the turnover for non-food products kept on increasing yet (+0.5% après +4.6%).

Over that period, sales in supermarkets flattened out after two consecutive months of rise (incl. +0.9% in January). They remained steady in hypermarkets, like in January.

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Paru le : 31/03/2017
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In February 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing was stable after an increase by 0.5% in January. Sales of automotive fuels fell back strongly (−3.6%) after two consecutive months of brisk rises (incl. +7.6% in January). However, sales of food products rebounded slightly (+0.5% after −1.4%) and the turnover for non-food products kept on increasing yet (+0.5% après +4.6%).

Over that period, sales in supermarkets flattened out after two consecutive months of rise (incl. +0.9% in January). They remained steady in hypermarkets, like in January.

Moderate increase over the last three months

Over the last three months, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rose moderately (+0.5%).

Sales of automative fuel shot up significantly (+11.5%) buoyed above all by the price increase of fuel. Conversely, they declined for food products (−1.2%) and even more sharply for non-food products (−2.7%). The turnover grew more markedly in supermarkets (+1.4%) than in hypermarkets (+0.2%).

Slight increase over a year (+0.3 %)

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing grew slightly (+0.3%) over a year. On the one hand, sales of automative fuel surged (+17.0%). On the other hand, the turnover of food products (−1.4%) declined and even more that of non-food products (−4.3%).

Year on year, sales increased for supermarkets (+1.5%) while they declined slightly for hypermarkets (−0.2%).

Graph1 – Turnover in large-scale food retailing by type of retail stores

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (Emagsa)

Graph2 – Turnover in super. and hypermarkets by type of products

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (Emagsa)

Graph3 – Turnover by type of retail stores and type of products

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (Emagsa)

Graph4 – Turnover in hypermarkets by type of products

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (Emagsa)

Table1 – Turnover in large-scale food retailing

SA-WDA value, base year 2010
Turnover in large-scale food retailing
Variation en %
Kind of stores or kind of products Feb./Jan. Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover(*) 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3
including
Sales of food products(**) 0.5 –1.4 0.4 –1.2 –1.4
Sales of non-food products(**) 0.5 4.6 –4.9 –2.7 –4.3
Sales of automotive fuel(**) –3.6 7.6 4.9 11.5 17.0
including
Supermarkets(***) 0.0 0.9 0.7 1.4 1.5
Hypermarkets(***) –0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2 –0.2
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of previous year
  • (*): including sales not in stores
  • (**): sold in supermarkets or hypermarkets
  • (***): excluding sales not in stores
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

Table2 – Revisions of variations

in percentage point
Revisions of variations
Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. Q4 2016/ Q3 2016 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing 0.17 0.00 0.01 –0.01 0.00
raw serie 0.19 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA parameters –0.02 –0.02 0.01 –0.01 0.00
  • How to read it: within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between December 2016 and January 2017 is revised by +0.17 points mostly due to the new calculation of SA-WDA parameters.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

Revisions

The variation for December 2016 has been raised by 0.2 points to +0.5% instead of +0.3% calculated previously.