In October 2017, the turnover fell back sharply in large-scale food retailing (−1.6%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - October 2017

In October 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing fell back sharply (−1.6% after +2.5% in September). The sales slipped back in food products (−0.7% after +1.6%), as well as in non-food products (−4.1% after +3.5%). After two increasing months, sales of automotive fuel declined (−3.0% after +4.5%).

In October, sales decreased slightly in supermarkets (−0.4%) and more markedly in hypermarkets (−2.4%).

In October 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing fell back sharply (−1.6% after +2.5% in September). The sales slipped back in food products (−0.7% after +1.6%), as well as in non-food products (−4.1% after +3.5%). After two increasing months, sales of automotive fuel declined (−3.0% after +4.5%).

In October, sales decreased slightly in supermarkets (−0.4%) and more markedly in hypermarkets (−2.4%).

Fall over the last three months

Over the last three months (August to October), the turnover in large-scale food retailing decreased (−0.6%) compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales went down in food products (−1.1%) as in non-food products (−0.5%). However, they grew in automative fuel (+2.2%). Sales declined in supermarkets (−0.4%) in the same way as in hypermarkets (−0.5%).

Growth of 0.3% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 0.3% compared to the same period a year earlier. Sales grew moderately in non-food products (+0.7%) whereas they decreased clearly in food products (−1.5%). Sales of automotive fuel surged (+7.3%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices. Year on year, sales increased in supermarkets (+0.6%). They decreased in 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 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 Oct./ Sept. Sept./Aug Aug./July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) −1.6 2.5 −1.9 −0.6 0.3
including
Sales of food products(**) −0.7 1.6 −2.0 −1.1 −1.5
Sales of non-food products(**) −4.1 3.5 −1.8 −0.5 0.7
Sales of automotive fuel(**) −3.0 4.5 1.6 2.2 7.3
including
Supermarkets(***) −0.4 2.6 −1.5 −0.4 0.6
Hypermarkets(***) −2.4 2.9 −1.9 −0.5 −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
Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July July/ June Q3 2017/ Q2 2017 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing 0.19 0.07 0.00 0.10 0.00
raw serie 0.37 0.01 0.01 0.15 0.00
SA-WDA parameters –0.18 0.06 –0.01 –0.05 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing. the SA-WDA variation between August 2017 and September 2017 is revised by -0.19 points: +0.37 points are due to the raw series revision and −0.18 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 September 2017 has been revised upwards by 0.2 points to +2.5% instead of +2.3% previously published.