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In January 2018, the turnover bounced back in large-scale food retailing (+1.4%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - January 2018

In January 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back (+1.4% after −2.7% in December). The sales recovered in food products (+0.9% after −2.0%), and more markedly in non-food products (+3.2% after −4.8%). Sales of automotive fuel grew strongly (+4.1% after +0.4%).

Sales bounced back in supermarkets (+2.8% after −0.2%) and in hypermarkets (+0.8% after −2.8%).

In January 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back (+1.4% after −2.7% in December). The sales recovered in food products (+0.9% after −2.0%), and more markedly in non-food products (+3.2% after −4.8%). Sales of automotive fuel grew strongly (+4.1% after +0.4%).

Sales bounced back in supermarkets (+2.8% after −0.2%) and in hypermarkets (+0.8% after −2.8%).

Increase over the last three months

Over the last three months (November to January), the turnover in large-scale food retailing grew compared to the previous three months (+1.1%). Over that period, sales increased markedly in automative fuel (+6.4%). They increased more moderately in food products (+0.9%) and decreased in non-food products (−1.7%). Turnover increased in supermarkets (+2.5%) and in hypermarkets (+1.1%).

Growth of 0.7% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 0.7% compared to the same period a year earlier. Sales grew modestly in non-food products (+0.9%) whereas they flattened out in food products (−0.1%). Sales of automotive fuel surged (+5.0%) boosted by the upturn in fuel prices. Year on year, sales increased sharply in supermarkets (+1.9%) and more moderately in hypermarkets (+0.4%).

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 Jan./Dec. Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 1,4 –2,7 2,9 1,1 0,7
including
Sales of food products(**) 0,9 –2,0 2,0 0,9 –0,1
Sales of non-food products(**) 3,2 –4,8 1,8 –1,7 0,9
Sales of automotive fuel(**) 4,1 0,4 5,5 6,4 5,0
including
Supermarkets(***) 2,8 –0,2 1,3 2,5 1,9
Hypermarkets(***) 0,8 –2,8 3,3 1,1 0,4
  • (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
Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. Oct./ Sept. Q4 2017/ Q3 2017 2017/ 2016
Large-scale food retailing –0,98 0,69 0,07 0,19 0,02
raw serie –1,39 0,44 0,01 –0,12 –0,03
SA-WDA parameters 0,41 0,25 0,06 0,31 0,05
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between November 2017 and December 2017 is revised by −0.98 points: −1.39 points due to the raw series' revision and +0.41 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 in December 2017 has been revised downwards by one point to −2.7% instead of −1.7% previously released, due to the integration of data received lately.