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In July 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back (+1.1%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - July 2018

In July 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back after a slight decrease in June (+1.1% after −0.3%). Sales recovered in food products (+1.0% after −1.0%) and more strongly in non-food products (+1.7% after −1.6%). By contrast, sales of automotive fuel fell back (−0.3% after +1.3%).

Sales went up sharply in supermarkets (+1.1% after −1.7%) and gathered pace in hypermarkets (+0.9% after +0.3%).

In July 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing bounced back after a slight decrease in June (+1.1% after −0.3%). Sales recovered in food products (+1.0% after −1.0%) and more strongly in non-food products (+1.7% after −1.6%). By contrast, sales of automotive fuel fell back (−0.3% after +1.3%).

Sales went up sharply in supermarkets (+1.1% after −1.7%) and gathered pace in hypermarkets (+0.9% after +0.3%).

Increase over the last three months

Over the last three months (May to July), the turnover in large-scale food retailing increased compared to the previous three months (+1.1%). Over that period, sales rose slightly in food products (+0.8%) whereas they dwindled in non-food products (−0.9%). They grew sharply in automotive fuel (+4.4%) Turnover increased in supermarkets (+1.9%) and more moderately in hypermarkets (+0.7%).

Growth of 3.6% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 3.6% compared to the same period one year earlier. Sales in food products increased sharply (+2.1%) whereas they decreased in non-food products (−3.1%). Sales of automotive fuel surged (+19.3%). Year on year, sales increased more in supermarkets (+5.2%) than in hypermarkets (+2.9%).

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 2015
Turnover in large-scale food retailing
Variation en %
Kind of stores or kind of products July/June June/May May/Apr q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 1.1 –0.3 2.7 1.1 3.6
including
Sales of food products(**) 1.0 –1.0 3.6 0.8 2.1
Sales of non-food products(**) 1.7 –1.6 –0.4 –0.9 –3.1
Sales of automotive fuel(**) –0.3 1.3 2.9 4.4 19.3
including
Supermarkets(***) 1.1 –1.7 3.7 1.9 5.2
Hypermarkets(***) 0.9 0.3 1.8 0.7 2.9
  • (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
June/ May May/ Apr Apr/ Mar Q2 2018/ Q1 2018 2017/ 2016
Large-scale food retailing 0.56 0.32 –0.19 0.23 –0.01
raw serie 0.79 0.00 0.00 0.28 0.00
SA-WDA parameters –0.23 0.32 –0.19 –0.05 –0.01
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between May and June is revised by +0.56 points: +0.79 points are due to the raw series' revision and -0.23 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 June 2018 has been revised upwards by 0.6 points to −0.3% instead of −0.9% previously published.