27 septembre 2019
N° 2019-258

In July 2019, the sales volume in overall trade was stableSales volume in wholesale and retail trade - July 2019

In July 2019, the sales volume in overall trade was stable after a decline in June (−0.4%). It bounced back slightly in wholesale trade (+0.3% after −1.0%), kept increasing in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.9% after +0.7%) and fell back in retail trade (−0.9% after +0.3%).

Informations rapides
No 258
Paru le : Paru le 27/09/2019
Prochaine parution le : 25/10/2019 at 12:00 - August 2019
Informations rapides  No 258 - septembre 2019
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The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution to the overall variation. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

In July 2019, the sales volume in overall trade was stable after a decline in June (−0.4%). It bounced back slightly in wholesale trade (+0.3% after −1.0%), kept increasing in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.9% after +0.7%) and fell back in retail trade (−0.9% after +0.3%).

The sales volume in overall trade increased over the last three months

Over the last three months (May to July 2019), the sales volume in overall trade rose by 0.3% compared to the previous three months. It grew by 0.2% in wholesale trade and by 1.3% in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; it was virtually stable in retail trade (+0.1%) – it rose in retail trade not in stores (+1.2%), was virtually stable in specialised stores (+0.1%) and declined in non-specialised stores (−0.2%).

Sales volume in wholesale trade and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Sales volume in wholesale trade and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Motor vehicles and motorcycles - 45 Wholesale - 46 Retail trade - 47 Wholesale and retail trade - G
2015-01 97.35 99.8 98.7 99.16
2015-02 97.96 99.12 98.34 98.74
2015-03 98.61 99.94 97.8 99.14
2015-04 98.57 100.49 99.36 99.91
2015-05 99.03 99.13 99.85 99.33
2015-06 100.25 100.86 100.49 100.67
2015-07 101.22 100.6 100.0 100.5
2015-08 101.24 99.05 101.74 100.12
2015-09 102.6 99.99 101.44 100.75
2015-10 101.62 99.46 100.82 100.14
2015-11 101.93 100.26 99.42 100.22
2015-12 99.61 101.3 102.05 101.31
2016-01 105.19 101.85 102.45 102.45
2016-02 104.22 101.87 102.06 102.22
2016-03 104.23 102.31 102.24 102.54
2016-04 106.31 101.55 101.85 102.24
2016-05 106.06 101.74 102.95 102.65
2016-06 105.74 100.29 102.45 101.62
2016-07 103.35 100.6 102.93 101.64
2016-08 107.98 100.94 102.8 102.39
2016-09 108.25 101.03 102.66 102.43
2016-10 107.23 100.74 104.6 102.7
2016-11 110.79 103.46 103.93 104.53
2016-12 109.25 102.01 104.1 103.55
2017-01 110.62 102.46 105.13 104.28
2017-02 111.41 102.9 105.59 104.77
2017-03 113.45 104.87 105.8 106.23
2017-04 109.01 102.23 105.43 104.04
2017-05 114.14 103.86 106.4 105.92
2017-06 113.9 105.01 105.73 106.35
2017-07 114.83 105.84 107.34 107.43
2017-08 114.73 105.75 106.34 107.07
2017-09 116.5 106.16 109.04 108.33
2017-10 117.63 104.3 105.86 106.46
2017-11 117.71 106.31 109.64 108.74
2017-12 121.05 106.66 108.51 109.04
2018-01 116.69 105.35 107.85 107.53
2018-02 116.71 105.38 108.46 107.73
2018-03 118.79 105.23 110.54 108.52
2018-04 118.79 105.74 108.01 108.07
2018-05 118.95 107.25 109.71 109.47
2018-06 120.96 107.45 110.25 109.99
2018-07 117.73 105.84 109.68 108.48
2018-08 119.79 107.78 111.05 110.27
2018-09 118.17 105.37 109.81 108.31
2018-10 120.37 108.78 111.0 110.91
2018-11 118.31 107.39 111.0 109.84
2018-12 112.51 107.05 110.47 108.75
2019-01 121.23 107.89 110.71 110.42
2019-02 121.88 108.94 111.94 111.47
2019-03 120.92 108.57 111.71 111.07
2019-04 120.94 109.87 112.49 112.05
2019-05 121.87 109.97 112.29 112.17
2019-06 122.7 108.86 112.63 111.73
2019-07 123.85 109.14 111.63 111.74

Sales volume in wholesale trade and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE.

The sales volume rose by 2.3% over a year

The sales volume in overall trade grew by 2.3% over a year. It rose in wholesale trade (+2.3%), in retail trade (+2.1%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+3.0%). Among retail trade, it grew in specialised stores (+2.8%) and in retail trade not in stores (+6.8%) whereas it was stable in non-specialised stores.

Sales volume in the retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015
Sales volume in the retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015)
NACE Classification Weight Change in %
July/June June/May q-o-q(1) y-o-y(2)
G Wholesale and retail trade ; repair of motorvehicles and motorcycles 10000 0.0 -0.4 0.3 2.3
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehiclesand motorcycles 1272 0.9 0.7 1.3 3.0
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 5777 0.3 -1.0 0.2 2.3
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 2952 -0.9 0.3 0.1 2.1
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 1109 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 1622 -1.1 0.5 0.1 2.8
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 0.7 1.0 1.2 6.8
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months /previous three months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of the previous year.
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev.2
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

In July, slight rebound in wholesale trade

In July 2019, the sales volume in wholesale trade bounced back (+0.3% after −1.0% in June). It recovered sharply in information and communication equipment (+4.6% after −4.5%), in agricultural raw materials and live animals (+3.9% after −1.7%), and more moderately in household goods (+1.2% after −1.2%). By contrast, it fell back in other specialised wholesale (−2.3% after +0.1%) and kept decreasing in other machinery, equipment and supplies (−2.0% after −0.6%).

In July, further increase in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In July 2019, the sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles kept increasing (+0.9% after +0.7% in June), mainly due to the acceleration in motor vehicles (+1.5% after +0.8%). By contrast, it kept decreasing in maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (−0.9% after −1.3%) and in sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles (-1.1% after −3.7%).

In July, downturn in retail trade

In July 2019, the sales volume in retail trade fell back (−0.9%) after an increase in June (+0.3%). It dwindled in specialised stores (−1.1% after +0.5%), kept declining in non-specialised stores (−1.0% after −0.1%) and kept increasing in retail trade not in stores (+0.7% after +1.0%). Among specialised stores, the sales volume fell back in retail sale of other goods (−1.9% after +1.2%), in automotive fuel (−1.1% after +1.3%) and in food, beverages and tobacco (−1.5% after −0.9%). By contrast, it recovered in cultural and recreation goods (+0.8% after −1.1%) and in information and communication equipment (+0.7% after −1.2%).

Sales volume in the retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015
Sales volume in the retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015)
Nace Classification Weight July 2019 Change in %
July/June June/May T/T–1 (1)
G Wolesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 10000 111.7 0.0 -0.4 0.3
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and moto. 1272 123.9 0.9 0.7 1.3
451 Sale of motor vehicles 850 129.7 1.5 0.8 2.4
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 89 111.0 -0.9 -1.3 -1.7
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 306 112.7 0.0 1.3 -0.4
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of moto. and related parts and accessories 27 108.4 -1.1 -3.7 -7.4
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 5777 109.1 0.3 -1.0 0.2
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 813 113.5 1.1 -2.0 1.4
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 390 95.2 3.9 -1.7 1.6
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 1029 105.3 0.4 -0.5 -0.5
464 Wholesale of household goods 1130 111.0 1.2 -1.2 1.1
465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment 331 128.8 4.6 -4.5 -2.3
466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipmt and supplies 716 112.5 -2.0 -0.6 -0.7
467 Other specialised wholesale 1132 104.2 -2.3 0.1 -0.2
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 236 111.0 -0.3 1.4 1.3
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 2952 111.6 -0.9 0.3 0.1
471 Non-specialised stores 1109 108.3 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2
472 to 477 Specialised stores 1622 110.4 -1.1 0.5 0.1
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco 155 117.7 -1.5 -0.9 -0.7
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 224 93.2 -1.1 1.3 -0.9
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipmt 65 132.6 0.7 -1.2 1.3
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 310 109.7 0.0 -0.1 0.6
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 118 114.2 0.8 -1.1 1.4
477 Retail sale of other goods 750 111.8 -1.9 1.2 0.1
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 137.3 0.7 1.0 1.2
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months /previous three months.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

Revisions

The variation in the sales volume of overall trade in June 2019 is unchanged at −0.4% (rounded number) compared to previous release.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
June/May May/Apr Apr/Mar Q2 2019/Q1 2019 2018/2017
G Overall trade -0.01 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.00
Raw series -0.06 0.05 0.03 0.03 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.05 -0.02 -0.01 -0.01 0.00
  • How to read: in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, the SA-WDA variation between May and June 2019 is revised by -0.01 points. -0.06 points are due to the raw series' revision and +0.05 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

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