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In December 2017, the turnover fell back sharply in large-scale food retailing (−1.7%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - December 2017

In December 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing fell back sharply (−1.7% after +2.2% in November). The sales slipped back strongly in non-food products (−2.7% after +4.1%). They also fell back in food products (−1.3% after +1.0%). Sales of automotive fuel grew again (+1.,4% after +4,4%).

Sales decreased in supermarkets (−0.7% after +1.5%) and more markedly in hypermarkets (−1.5% after +2.0%).

Informations rapides N° 31
No 31
Paru le : 31/01/2018
Prochaine parution le : 28/09/2018 at 12:00 - August 2018

In December 2017, the turnover in large-scale food retailing fell back sharply (−1.7% after +2.2% in November). The sales slipped back strongly in non-food products (−2.7% after +4.1%). They also fell back in food products (−1.3% after +1.0%). Sales of automotive fuel grew again (+1.,4% after +4,4%).

Sales decreased in supermarkets (−0.7% after +1.5%) and more markedly in hypermarkets (−1.5% after +2.0%).

Stability over the last three months

Over the last three months (October to December), the turnover in large-scale food retailing flattened out compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales increased markedly in automative fuel (+3.7%). They were virtually stable in food products. However, they decreased strongly in non-food products (−2.0%). Turnover grew in supermarkets (+1.2%) while it decreased slightly in hypermarkets (−0.2%).

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 modestly in non-food products (+1.0%) whereas they decreased in food products (−0.9%). Sales of automotive fuel surged (+5.7%), boosted by the upturn in fuel prices. Year on year, sales increased in supermarkets (+1.1%) whereas they edged down 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 Dec./Nov. Nov./Oct. Oct./ Sept. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) −1.7 2.2 −1.9 0.0 0.3
including
Sales of food products(**) −1.3 1.0 −1.0 −0.1 −0.9
Sales of non-food products(**) −2.7 4.1 −4.3 −2.0 1.0
Sales of automotive fuel(**) 1.4 4.4 −3.3 3.7 5.7
including
Supermarkets(***) −0.7 1.5 −0.7 1.2 1.1
Hypermarkets(***) −1.5 2.0 −2.2 −0.2 −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
Nov./ Oct. Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. Q3 2017/ Q2 2017 2016/ 2015
Large-scale food retailing −0.16 −0.10 0.00 −0.04 0.00
raw serie −0.16 −0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.00 −0.07 0.00 −0.04 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between October 2017 and November 2017 is revised by −0.16 points due to the raw series revision.
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

Revisions

The variation in the turnover of large-scale food-retailing for November 2017 has been revised downwards by 0.2 points to +2.2% instead of +2.4% previously released.