In June 2017, the turnover grew slightly in large-scale food retailing (+0.2%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - June 2017

In June 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rose again, more slightly than in May (+0.2% after +0.4%). The sales volume bounced back in food products (+1.4% after −0.2% in May). By contrast, sales of non-food products slipped back (−1.7% after +3.1%) and sales of automotive fuel sank (−6.0% after +0.6%).

In June, sales in supermarkets somewhat recovered (+0.5% after −1.0%), whereas they were virtually stable in hypermarkets (−0.1% after +1.0%).

In June 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rose again, more slightly than in May (+0.2% after +0.4%). The sales volume bounced back in food products (+1.4% after −0.2% in May). By contrast, sales of non-food products slipped back (−1.7% after +3.1%) and sales of automotive fuel sank (−6.0% after +0.6%).

In June, sales in supermarkets somewhat recovered (+0.5% after −1.0%), whereas they were virtually stable in hypermarkets (−0.1% after +1.0%).

Near stability over the last three months

Over the last three months, the turnover in large-scale food retailing was practically stable compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales went up in food products (+0.9%) and in non-food products (+0.9%). By contrast, they fell sharply in automative fuel (−5.7%). The turnover was virtually stable in supermarkets as well as in hypermarkets.

Growth of 2.0% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 2.0% compared to the same period a year earlier. While sales of automotive fuel surged (+8.4%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices, the turnover declined in non-food products (−1.7%) and rose moderately in food products (+1.2%).

Year on year, sales increased markedly in supermarkets (+3.2%) and more modestly in 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 in 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 en %
Kind of stores or kind of products June/May May/ Apr Apr/ Mar q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 0,2 0,4 −0,7 0,1 2,0
including
Sales of food products(**) 1,4 −0,2 −0,1 0,9 1,2
Sales of non-food products(**) −1,7 3,1 −2,7 0,9 −1,7
Sales of automotive fuel(**) −6,0 0,6 −1,8 −5,7 8,4
including
Supermarkets(***) 0,5 −1,0 0,4 −0,1 3,2
Hypermarkets(***) −0,1 1,0 −1,3 −0,1 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
May/ Apr Apr/ Mar Mar/ Feb. Q1 2017/ Q4 2016 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing −0,13 0,24 0,01 −0,02 0,00
raw serie −0,18 0,30 0,06 −0,06 0,00
SA-WDA parameters 0,05 −0,06 −0,05 0,04 0,00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between April and May is revised by −0.13 points: −0.18 points are due to the raw series' revision and +0.05 points to the new calculation of the 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 May 2017 has been revised downwards to +0.4% instead of +0.6% previously published.