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In November 2017, the turnover bounced back in large-scale food retailing (+2.4%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - November 2017

In November 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back sharply (+2.4% after −1.8% in October). The sales recovered strongly in non-food products (+4.8% after −4.1%). They also picked up in food products (+1.2% after −0.9%). After a downturn in October (−2.8%), sales of automotive fuel recovered (+3.9%).

Sales picked up in supermarkets (+1.4% after −0.6%) and still more markedly in hypermarkets (+2.5% after −2.2%).

In November 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back sharply (+2.4% after −1.8% in October). The sales recovered strongly in non-food products (+4.8% after −4.1%). They also picked up in food products (+1.2% after −0.9%). After a downturn in October (−2.8%), sales of automotive fuel recovered (+3.9%).

Sales picked up in supermarkets (+1.4% after −0.6%) and still more markedly in hypermarkets (+2.5% after −2.2%).

Increase over the last three months

Over the last three months (September to November), the turnover in large-scale food retailing went up compared to the previous three months (+0.9%). Over that period, sales increased markedly in automative fuel (+5.4%). They were stable in food products and rose slightly in non-food products (+0.4%). Turnover grew in supermarkets (+1.4%) and hypermarkets (+0.9%).

Growth of 1.0% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 1.0% compared to the same period a year earlier. Sales grew sharply in non-food products (+2.0%) whereas they decreased modestly in food products (−0.8%). Sales of automotive fuel surged (+7.9%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices. Year on year, sales increased more in supermarkets (+1.5%) than in hypermarkets (+0.5%).

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 Nov./Oct. Oct./Sept. Sept./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 2.4 –1.8 2.6 0.9 1.0
including
Sales of food products(**) 1.2 –0.9 1.6 0.0 –0.8
Sales of non-food products(**) 4.8 –4.1 2.4 0.4 2.0
Sales of automotive fuel(**) 3.9 –2.8 4.6 5.4 7.9
including
Supermarkets(***) 1.4 –0.6 2.7 1.4 1.5
Hypermarkets(***) 2.5 –2.2 2.8 0.9 0.5
  • (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
Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July Q3 2017/ Q2 2017 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing –0.19 0.16 –0.11 0.05 0.00
raw serie –0.29 0.05 0.00 0.02 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.10 0.11 –0.11 0.03 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between September 2017 and October 2017 is revised by −0.19 points: −0.29 points due to the raw series' revision and +0.10 points to the new calculation 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 October 2017 has been revised downwards by 0.2 points to −1.8% instead of −1.6% previously released.