In May 2017, the turnover recovered in large-scale food retailing (+0.6%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - May 2017

In May 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing recovered (+0.6% after −1.0% in April). The sales volume bounced back in non-food products (+3.5% after −3.4%) and automotive fuel (+2.6% after −1.4%). By contrast, sales of food products decreased slightly (−0.3%) after a near stability in April.

In May, sales in hypermarkets recovered (+0.9% after −1.5%), whereas they fell back slightly in supermarkets (−0.4% after +0.5%).

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No 178
Paru le : 30/06/2017
Prochaine parution le : 28/07/2017 at 12:00 - June 2017

In May 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing recovered (+0.6% after −1.0% in April). The sales volume bounced back in non-food products (+3.5% after −3.4%) and automotive fuel (+2.6% after −1.4%). By contrast, sales of food products decreased slightly (−0.3%) after a near stability in April.

In May, sales in hypermarkets recovered (+0.9% after −1.5%), whereas they fell back slightly in supermarkets (−0.4% after +0.5%).

Increase of 0.5% over the last three months

Over the last three months, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rose by 0.5% compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales went up strongly in non-food products (+3.9%) and slightly in food products (+0.4%). By contrast, they fell in automative fuel (−0.9%). The turnover grew both in supermarkets (+0.6%) and in hypermarkets (+0.4%).

Growth of 1.8% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 1.8% compared to the same period a year earlier. While sales of automotive fuel surged (+12.1%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices, the turnover declined in non-food products (−1.9%) and rose moderately in food products (+0.6%).

Year on year, sales increased strongly in supermarkets (+3.5%) and more moderately in hypermarkets (+0.8%).

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 May/Apr Apr/ Mar Mar/ Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 0.6 −1.0 0.7 0.5 1.8
including
Sales of food products(**) −0.3 −0.1 0.7 0.4 0.6
Sales of non-food products(**) 3.5 −3.4 3.4 3.9 −1.9
Sales of automotive fuel(**) 2.6 −1.4 −0.9 −0.9 12.1
including
Supermarkets(***) −0.4 0.5 0.1 0.6 3.5
Hypermarkets(***) 0.9 −1.5 1.2 0.4 0.8
  • (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
Apr./ Mar. Mar./ Feb. Feb./ Jan. 2016T4/ 2016T3 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing −1.25 0.07 −0.07 −0.08 0.00
raw series −2.05 0.16 −0.02 0.03 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.80 −0.09 −0.05 −0.11 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between March and April is revised by −1.25 points: −2.05 points due to the revisions of raw data and +0.80 points due to the update of SA-WDA parameters.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

Revisions

The variation in the turnover of large-scale food-retailing for April 2017 has been sharply revised downwards (by 1.3 points) to −1.0% instead of +0.3% previously published. This revision is due to unusual raw series updating.