29 November 2019
N° 2019-314

In September 2019, the sales volume in overall trade fell back (−0.5%)Sales volume in wholesale and retail trade - September 2019

In September 2019, the sales volume in overall trade fell back (−0.5%) after a rise in August (+1.5%). It dwindled in retail trade (−1.5% after +2.9%) and more moderately in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.6% after +1.5%). It was stable in wholesale trade (after +0.8% in August).

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No 314
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Informations rapides  No 314 - November 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 September 2019, the sales volume in overall trade fell back (−0.5%) after a rise in August (+1.5%). It dwindled in retail trade (−1.5% after +2.9%) and more moderately in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.6% after +1.5%). It was stable in wholesale trade (after +0.8% in August).

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

Over the third quarter 2019, the sales volume in overall trade rose by 0.7% compared to the second quarter 2019. It grew by 2.2% in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, by 0.4% in wholesale trade and by 0.5% in retail trade – it rose in specialised stores (+0.7%) and in retail trade not in stores (+2.0%) and decreased 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 97.42 99.78 98.64 99.14
2015-02 97.94 99.13 98.37 98.75
2015-03 98.63 99.92 97.8 99.13
2015-04 98.56 100.52 99.35 99.93
2015-05 99.01 99.19 99.82 99.36
2015-06 100.28 100.86 100.49 100.68
2015-07 101.26 100.6 100.01 100.51
2015-08 101.21 99.04 101.7 100.1
2015-09 102.59 100.01 101.54 100.79
2015-10 101.61 99.47 100.79 100.13
2015-11 101.91 100.2 99.42 100.19
2015-12 99.6 101.27 102.05 101.29
2016-01 105.32 101.84 102.39 102.44
2016-02 104.17 101.87 102.14 102.24
2016-03 104.25 102.32 102.24 102.54
2016-04 106.24 101.59 101.78 102.24
2016-05 106.07 101.82 102.93 102.69
2016-06 105.79 100.33 102.48 101.66
2016-07 103.42 100.6 102.85 101.62
2016-08 107.86 100.91 102.65 102.31
2016-09 108.3 101.04 102.91 102.52
2016-10 107.2 100.74 104.58 102.69
2016-11 110.74 103.4 103.94 104.49
2016-12 109.19 101.94 104.03 103.48
2017-01 110.82 102.41 105.1 104.27
2017-02 111.3 102.89 105.66 104.78
2017-03 113.46 104.84 105.81 106.23
2017-04 108.91 102.33 105.36 104.06
2017-05 114.15 103.98 106.38 105.98
2017-06 114.02 105.09 105.75 106.42
2017-07 115.04 105.9 107.33 107.49
2017-08 114.44 105.66 106.02 106.88
2017-09 116.64 106.17 109.42 108.46
2017-10 117.64 104.29 105.87 106.45
2017-11 117.63 106.25 109.71 108.72
2017-12 120.97 106.55 108.43 108.94
2018-01 116.88 105.29 107.8 107.5
2018-02 116.55 105.36 108.53 107.72
2018-03 118.75 105.23 110.55 108.52
2018-04 118.7 105.86 108.0 108.13
2018-05 118.96 107.41 109.74 109.56
2018-06 121.12 107.56 110.26 110.08
2018-07 118.15 105.94 109.79 108.63
2018-08 119.29 107.6 110.44 109.92
2018-09 118.46 105.18 110.11 108.33
2018-10 120.4 108.72 111.01 110.88
2018-11 118.12 107.35 111.04 109.81
2018-12 112.42 106.96 110.47 108.69
2019-01 121.39 107.97 110.69 110.48
2019-02 121.65 108.97 112.05 111.49
2019-03 120.74 108.65 111.77 111.11
2019-04 120.88 109.94 112.57 112.11
2019-05 121.87 110.16 112.41 112.31
2019-06 122.79 108.99 112.82 111.88
2019-07 123.51 109.61 111.57 111.96
2019-08 125.35 110.47 114.83 113.65
2019-09 124.57 110.45 113.08 113.02

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

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE.

The sales volume rose by 3.6% over a year

The sales volume in overall trade grew by 3.6% over a year. It rose in wholesale trade (+3.7%), in retail trade (+2.8%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+4.9%). Among retail trade, it grew in specialised stores (+3.6%), in retail trade not in stores (+8.7%), and slightly in non-specialised stores (+0.2%).

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

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015
Sales volume in wholesale trade and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015)
NACE Classification Weight Change in %
Sept./Aug. Aug./July q-o-q(1) y-o-y(2)
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motorvehicles and motorcycles 10000 -0,5 1,5 0,7 3,6
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehiclesand motorcycles 1272 -0,6 1,5 2,2 4,9
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 5777 0,0 0,8 0,4 3,7
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 2952 -1,5 2,9 0,5 2,8
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 1109 -2,0 3,3 -0,2 0,2
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 1622 -1,2 2,6 0,7 3,6
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 -1,6 3,2 2,0 8,7
  • (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 September, sharp downturn in retail trade

In September 2019, the sales volume in retail trade fell back sharply (−1.5% after +2.9% in August). It decreased in all sectors: it dwindled in non-specialised stores (−2.0% after +3.3%), in specialised stores (−1.2% after +2.6%) and in retail trade not in stores (−1.6% after +3.2%). Among specialised stores, the sales volume fell back sharply in retail sale of other goods (−1.4% after +3.9%), in automotive fuel (−1.9% after +0.8%) and in other household equipment (−1.0% after +1.1%). By contrast, it kept rising in information and communication equipment (+1.2% after +1.6%).

According to the first early estimates, the sales volume in retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles should be virtually stable in October (+0.1%). It should grow by 2.7% year on year.

In September, downturn in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In September 2019, the sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles fell back (−0.6% after +1.5% in August). It dwindled in maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (−4.4% after +10.9%) and decreased slightly in motor vehicles (−0.4%) after a stability in August. By contrast, it was virtually stable in motor vehicle parts and accessories (+0.1% after +3.0%).

In September, stability in wholesale trade

In September 2019, the sales volume in wholesale trade was stable after a rise in August (+0.8%). It kept rising in other specialised wholesale (+1.2% after +0.6%) and in household goods (+0.7% after +1.0%), and recovered in information and communication equipment (+1.0% after −1.6%). By contrast, it fell back for wholesaler on a fee or contract basis (−1.1% after +0.4%) and more strongly in non specialised wholesale (−3.2% after +6.0%).

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

SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015
Sales volume in wholesale trade and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (SA-WDA volume, Base year 2015)
Nace Classification Weight Sept. 2019 Change in %
Sept./Aug. Aug./July T/T–1 (1)
G Wolesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 10000 113,0 -0,5 1,5 0,7
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and moto. 1272 124,6 -0,6 1,5 2,2
451 Sale of motor vehicles 850 129,0 -0,4 0,0 2,1
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 89 115,8 -4,4 10,9 1,6
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 306 115,7 0,1 3,0 2,7
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of moto. and related parts and accessories 27 113,5 -2,9 8,2 0,7
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 5777 110,5 0,0 0,8 0,4
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 813 112,7 -1,1 0,4 -0,7
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 390 94,9 -0,2 0,2 2,0
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 1029 105,1 -0,2 0,1 -0,4
464 Wholesale of household goods 1130 112,9 0,7 1,0 1,3
465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment 331 127,6 1,0 -1,6 -0,2
466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipmt and supplies 716 117,4 -0,7 1,8 1,9
467 Other specialised wholesale 1132 106,0 1,2 0,6 -1,3
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 236 116,8 -3,2 6,0 5,8
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 2952 113,1 -1,5 2,9 0,5
471 Non-specialised stores 1109 109,2 -2,0 3,3 -0,2
472 to 477 Specialised stores 1622 112,2 -1,2 2,6 0,7
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco 155 121,7 -0,5 3,2 0,3
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 224 92,4 -1,9 0,8 -0,6
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipmt 65 137,2 1,2 1,6 2,0
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 310 108,8 -1,0 1,1 -0,2
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 118 113,2 -1,2 0,6 0,1
477 Retail sale of other goods 750 115,3 -1,4 3,9 1,5
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 138,6 -1,6 3,2 2,0
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months /previous three months.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

Revisions

The variation in the sales volume of overall trade in August 2019 is unchanged at +1.5% (rounded number) compared to previous release.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Aug./July July/June June/May Q2 2019/Q1 2019 2018/2017
G Overall trade 0,06 0,04 0,00 -0,02 -0,01
Raw series -0,03 0,03 -0,01 0,01 -0,01
SA-WDA parameters 0,09 0,01 0,01 -0,03 0,00
  • How to read: in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, the SA-WDA variation between July and August 2019 is revised by +0.06 points. -0.03 points are due to the raw series' revision and +0.09 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

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