In March 2017, the turnover grew in large-scale food retailing (+0.5%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - March 2017

In March 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing grew by 0.5% after near stability in February. The sales volume of non-food products accelerated markedly (+2.5% after +0.7%). It accelerated more moderately in food products (+0.7% after +0.4%). By contrast, sales of automotive fuels fell again (−0.7% after −3.6%). In March, sales in supermarkets levelled off, whereas they picked up in hypermarkets (+0.9%) after two months of near stability.

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No 121
Paru le : 28/04/2017
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - August 2017

In March 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing grew by 0.5% after near stability in February. The sales volume of non-food products accelerated markedly (+2.5% after +0.7%). It accelerated more moderately in food products (+0.7% after +0.4%). By contrast, sales of automotive fuels fell again (−0.7% after −3.6%). In March, sales in supermarkets levelled off, whereas they picked up in hypermarkets (+0.9%) after two months of near stability.

Increase by 1.0% over the last three months

Over the last three months, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rose by 1.0% compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales of automative fuel shot up (+8.6%) buoyed above all by the fuel price increase. Sales also went up in non-food products (+2.0%) while they decreased moderately in food products (−0.5%). The turnover grew more in supermarkets (+1.5%) than in hypermarkets (+0.6%).

Growth by 1.1% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose over a year (+1.1%). On the one hand, sales of automotive fuel surged (+18.6%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices. On the other hand, the turnover in food products declined (−1.1%) and shrank even more in non-food products (−3.1%).

Year on year, sales increased more sharply for supermarkets (+2.3%) than for hypermarkets (+0.3%).

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 by type of retail stores and 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 Mar/ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 0.5 0.1 0.5 1.0 1.1
including
Sales of food products(**) 0.7 0.4 –1.4 –0.5 –1.1
Sales of non-food products(**) 2.5 0.7 5.2 2.0 –3.1
Sales of automotive fuel(**) –0.7 –3.6 7.5 8.6 18.6
including
Supermarkets(***) 0.0 –0.2 0.9 1.5 2.3
Hypermarkets(***) 0.9 0.0 0.1 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 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
Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. Q4 2016/ Q3 2016 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing 0,08 0,02 0,10 0,20 0,02
Raw serie –0,04 0,00 0,23 0,18 0,00
SA-WDA parameters 0,12 0,02 –0,13 0,02 0,02
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between January and February 2017 is revised by 0.08 points.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

Revisions

The variation in the turnover of large-scale food-retailing for February 2017 has been revised upwards by 0.1 points to +0.1% instead of 0.0% previously published. This revision is mainly due to the update of seasonal adjustement parameters.