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In September 2017, the turnover bounced back sharply in large-scale food retailing (+2.3%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - September 2017

In September 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back sharply (+2.3% after −2.0% in August). The sales recovered in food products (+1.8% after −2.1%) as well as in non-food products (+1.8% after −1.7%). Sales of automotive fuel rose again strongly (+4.2% after +2.2%).

In September, sales picked up sharply in supermarkets (+2.3% after −1.5%) as well as in hypermarkets (+2.6% after −2.1%).

In September 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back sharply (+2.3% after −2.0% in August). The sales recovered in food products (+1.8% after −2.1%) as well as in non-food products (+1.8% after −1.7%). Sales of automotive fuel rose again strongly (+4.2% after +2.2%).

In September, sales picked up sharply in supermarkets (+2.3% after −1.5%) as well as in hypermarkets (+2.6% after −2.1%).

Slight fall over the last three months

Over the last three months (July to September), the turnover in large-scale food retailing decreased slightly (−0.3%) compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales went down in food products (−0.9%) whereas they increased in non-food products (+1.1%). They edged down in automative fuel (−0.5%). Sales declined markedly in supermarkets (−1.3%) while they were virtually stable in hypermarkets.

Growth of 0.6% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 0.6% compared to the same period a year earlier. Sales grew markedly in non-food products (+1.3%) whereas they decreased in food products (−1.5%). Sales of automotive fuel surged (+7.9%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices. Year on year, sales increased slightly in supermarkets (+0.3%). They were stable in hypermarkets.

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 - Enquête mensuelle sur les grandes surfaces alimentaires (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 Sept./ Aug. Aug./July July/June q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 2.3 −2.0 0.2 −0.3 0.6
including
Sales of food products(**) 1.8 −2.1 −0.2 −0.9 −1.5
Sales of non-food products(**) 1.8 −1.7 0.8 1.1 1.3
Sales of automotive fuel(**) 4.2 2.2 0.2 −0.5 7.9
including
Supermarkets(***) 2.3 −1.5 −0.7 −1.3 0.3
Hypermarkets(***) 2.6 −2.1 0.4 −0.1 0.0
  • (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
Aug./ July July/ June June/ May Q2 2017/ Q1 2017 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing −0.28 −0.11 0.01 0.08 0.00
raw serie 0.23 −0.23 0.00 0.07 0.00
SA-WDA parameters −0.51 0.12 0.01 0.01 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between July and August 2017 is revised by −0.28 points: +0.23 points are due to the raw series' revision and −0.51 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

Revisions

The variation in the turnover of large-scale food-retailing for August 2017 has been revised downwards by 0.3 points to −2.0% instead of −1.7% previously published.