In April 2017, the turnover grew modestly in large-scale food retailing (+0.3%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - April 2017

In April 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing grew again (+0.3%) but more modestly than in March (+0.6%). The sales volume accelerated in food products (+1.2% after +0.8%). By contrast, sales of non-food products slipped back (−1.0% after +2.5) and sales of automotive fuels fell again markedly (−1.7% after −1.4%). In April, sales in hypermarkets still increased sharply (+0.8% after +0.9%), whereas they edged up in supermarkets (+0.3% after −0.1%).

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No 150
Paru le : 31/05/2017
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - August 2017

In April 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing grew again (+0.3%) but more modestly than in March (+0.6%). The sales volume accelerated in food products (+1.2% after +0.8%). By contrast, sales of non-food products slipped back (−1.0% after +2.5) and sales of automotive fuels fell again markedly (−1.7% after −1.4%). In April, sales in hypermarkets still increased sharply (+0.8% after +0.9%), whereas they edged up in supermarkets (+0.3% after −0.1%).

Increase of 1.2% over the last three months

Over the last three months, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rose by 1.2% compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales went up strongly in non-food products (+3.6%). They increased more modestly in automative fuel (+1.1%) and in food products (+0.7%). The turnover grew more in hypermarkets (+1.3%) than in supermarkets (+0.9%).

Growth of 1.5% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 1.5% compared to the same periode a year earlier. On the one hand, sales of automotive fuel surged (+15.0%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices. On the other hand, the turnover in non-food products declined sharply (−2.1%) and moderately in food products (−0.4%).

Year on year, sales increased more strongly for supermarkets (+2.3%) than for hypermarkets (+0.9%).

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 supermarkets by 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 in %
Kind of stores or kind of products Apr/Mar Mar/ Feb. Feb./ Jan. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 0.3 0.6 0.2 1.2 1.5
including
Sales of food products(**) 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.7 −0.4
Sales of non-food products(**) −1.0 2.5 0.8 3.6 −2.1
Sales of automotive fuel(**) −1.7 −1.4 −3.7 1.1 15.0
including
Supermarkets(***) 0.3 −0.1 0.0 0.9 2.3
Hypermarkets(***) 0.8 0.9 0.2 1.3 0.9
  • (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
Mar/ Feb. Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. Q1 2017/ Q4 2016 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing 0.09 0.13 0.01 0.18 0.01
raw series 0.08 0.11 −0.02 0.07 0.01
SA-WDA parameters 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.11 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between February and March is revised by 0.09 points.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

Revisions

The variation in the turnover of large-scale food-retailing for March 2017 has been revised upwards by 0.1 points to +0.6% instead of 0.5% previously published. This revision is mainly due to raw series updating.