Insee conjoncture
30 novembre 2018
N° 2018-319

In October 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing kept rising (+1.1%)Turnover in large-scale food retailing - October 2018

In October 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing kept rising (+1.1% after +0.4% in September). Sales increased again in food products (+0.5% after +0.8%), they bounced back in non-food products (+0.8% after −0.8%) and gathered pace in automotive fuel (+3.1% after +0.8%).

Turnover kept increasing in supermarkets (+1.2% after +1.3%) and in hypermarkets (+0.6% after +0.3%).

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No 319
Paru le : 30/11/2018
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2018 at 12:00 - November 2018

In October 2018, the turnover in large-scale food retailing kept rising (+1.1% after +0.4% in September). Sales increased again in food products (+0.5% after +0.8%), they bounced back in non-food products (+0.8% after −0.8%) and gathered pace in automotive fuel (+3.1% after +0.8%).

Turnover kept increasing in supermarkets (+1.2% after +1.3%) and in hypermarkets (+0.6% after +0.3%).

Decrease over the last three months

Over the last three months (August to October), the turnover in large-scale food retailing decreased compared to the previous three months (−0.8%). Over that period, sales fell in food products (−1.1%) and in non-food products (−1.2%). By contrast, they grew in automotive fuel (+2.1%).

Turnover decreased more in supermarkets (−1.7%) than in hypermarkets (−0.4%).

Growth of 2.7% over a year

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing rose by 2.7% compared to the same period one year earlier. Sales in food products increased (+1.6%) whereas they decreased in non-food products (−3.4%). Sales of automotive fuel surged (+16.8%).

Year on year, sales increased in supermarkets (+3.0%) and in hypermarkets (+2.6%).

Graph1Turnover in large-scale food retailing by type of retail stores

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (Emagsa)

Graph2Turnover in super. and hypermarkets by type of products

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (Emagsa)

Graph3Turnover in supermarkets by type of products

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (Emagsa)

Graph4Turnover in hypermarkets by type of products

  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activities (EMAGSA)

Table1Turnover 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 Oct./Sept. Sept./Aug. Aug./July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 1.1 0.4 –1.9 –0.8 2.7
including
Sales of food products(**) 0.5 0.8 –2.2 –1.1 1.6
Sales of non-food products(**) 0.8 –0.8 –1.7 –1.2 –3.4
Sales of automotive fuel(**) 3.1 0.8 0.5 2.1 16.8
including
Supermarkets(***) 1.2 1.3 –2.9 –1.7 3.0
Hypermarkets(***) 0.6 0.3 –1.4 –0.4 2.6
  • (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)

Table2Revisions of variations

in percentage point
Revisions of variations
Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July July/ June Q2 2018/ Q1 2018 2017/ 2016
Large-scale food retailing –0.38 0.08 –0.01 –0.09 0.00
raw serie –0.53 0.09 –0.02 –0.14 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.15 –0.01 0.01 0.05 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between August and September is revised by -0.38 points: -0.53 points are due to the raw series' revision and +0.15 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 2018 has been revised downwards by 0.4 points to +0.4% instead of +0.8% previously published.

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Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2018 at 12:00 - November 2018