20 December 2019
N° 2019-343

In October 2019, the sales volume in overall trade stabilizedSales volume in wholesale and retail trade - October 2019

In October 2019, the sales volume in overall trade stabilized after a decrease in September (−0.6%). It rose slightly in wholesale trade (+0.3%) after a stability in September. It was virtually stable in retail trade (+0.1% after −1.7%) and decreased in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.8% just as September).

Informations rapides
No 343
Paru le : Paru le 20/12/2019
Prochaine parution le : 31/01/2020 at 12:00 - November 2019
Informations rapides  No 343 - December 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 October 2019, the sales volume in overall trade stabilized after a decrease in September (−0.6%). It rose slightly in wholesale trade (+0.3%) after a stability in September. It was virtually stable in retail trade (+0.1% after −1.7%) and decreased in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.8% just as September).

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

Over the last three months (August to October 2019), the sales volume in overall trade rose by 1.0% compared to the previous three months. It increased in all sectors: it grew by 0.9% in wholesale trade, by 1.3% in retail trade and by 1.2% in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Among retail trade, it rose in specialised stores (+1.4%), in non-specialised stores (+0.8%) and in retail trade not in stores (+2.0%).

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 97.48 99.78 98.65 99.15
2015-02 97.96 99.1 98.34 98.73
2015-03 98.6 99.9 97.79 99.11
2015-04 98.59 100.53 99.35 99.93
2015-05 98.99 99.17 99.82 99.34
2015-06 100.2 100.85 100.49 100.66
2015-07 101.26 100.59 100.01 100.51
2015-08 101.12 99.05 101.69 100.09
2015-09 102.61 100.0 101.52 100.78
2015-10 101.64 99.57 100.86 100.21
2015-11 101.9 100.2 99.42 100.18
2015-12 99.63 101.27 102.07 101.3
2016-01 105.38 101.83 102.39 102.44
2016-02 104.19 101.81 102.07 102.19
2016-03 104.28 102.3 102.24 102.54
2016-04 106.25 101.6 101.77 102.24
2016-05 106.05 101.8 102.92 102.67
2016-06 105.73 100.31 102.47 101.64
2016-07 103.35 100.58 102.85 101.6
2016-08 107.77 100.93 102.64 102.3
2016-09 108.25 101.04 102.86 102.49
2016-10 107.3 100.89 104.69 102.83
2016-11 110.79 103.38 103.94 104.49
2016-12 109.21 101.94 104.06 103.49
2017-01 110.89 102.4 105.08 104.27
2017-02 111.41 102.8 105.59 104.72
2017-03 113.48 104.82 105.82 106.22
2017-04 108.99 102.34 105.34 104.07
2017-05 114.15 103.97 106.38 105.97
2017-06 113.92 105.06 105.73 106.39
2017-07 114.85 105.88 107.33 107.45
2017-08 114.28 105.69 106.02 106.88
2017-09 116.43 106.18 109.32 108.41
2017-10 117.93 104.44 106.06 106.63
2017-11 117.77 106.23 109.72 108.73
2017-12 121.0 106.55 108.46 108.95
2018-01 117.02 105.27 107.76 107.5
2018-02 116.71 105.24 108.48 107.65
2018-03 118.8 105.21 110.55 108.51
2018-04 118.77 105.87 107.96 108.13
2018-05 118.95 107.41 109.72 109.56
2018-06 120.92 107.52 110.22 110.02
2018-07 117.92 105.92 109.77 108.58
2018-08 119.04 107.63 110.48 109.92
2018-09 117.91 105.21 109.97 108.23
2018-10 120.56 108.89 111.28 111.08
2018-11 118.31 107.34 111.04 109.83
2018-12 112.39 106.98 110.48 108.7
2019-01 121.58 107.96 110.68 110.5
2019-02 121.85 108.86 111.95 111.42
2019-03 120.86 108.62 111.71 111.09
2019-04 120.98 109.93 112.55 112.11
2019-05 121.84 110.18 112.35 112.3
2019-06 122.6 109.08 112.74 111.88
2019-07 123.24 109.68 111.49 111.94
2019-08 125.0 110.56 114.88 113.67
2019-09 124.03 110.54 112.94 112.96
2019-10 123.02 110.82 113.0 113.01

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

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE.

The sales volume rose by 3.2% over a year

The sales volume in overall trade grew by 3.2% over a year. It rose in wholesale trade (+3.2%), in retail trade (+2.7%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+4.1%). Among retail trade, it grew in specialised stores (+3.7%), in retail trade not in stores (+7.9%), and was virtually stable in non-specialised stores (+0.1%).

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 %
Oct./Sept. Sept./Aug. q-o-q(1) y-o-y(2)
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motorvehicles and motorcycles 10000 0.0 -0.6 1.0 3.2
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehiclesand motorcycles 1272 -0.8 -0.8 1.2 4.1
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 5777 0.3 0.0 0.9 3.2
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 2952 0.1 -1.7 1.3 2.7
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 1109 0.1 -2.2 0.8 0.1
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 1622 0.4 -1.1 1.4 3.7
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 -2.1 -3.2 2.0 7.9
  • (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 October, slight increase in wholesale trade

In October 2019, the sales volume in wholesale trade rose by 0.3% after a stability in September. It recovered for wholesaler on a fee or contract basis (+2.0% after −1.0%), accelerated in information and communication equipment (+2.7% after +0.9%) and kept rising in household goods (+0.5% after +0.7%). By contrast, it fell back in other specialised wholesale (−1.4% after +1.0%) and kept decreasing in food, beverages and tobacco (−0.3% after −0.3%).

In October, virtual stability in retail trade

In October 2019, the sales volume in retail trade was virtually stable (+0.1% after −1.7% in September). It recovered slightly in specialised stores (+0.4% after −1.1%), was virtually stable in non-specialised stores (+0.1% after −2.2%) and kept decreasing in retail trade not in stores (−2.1% after −3.2%). Among specialised stores, the sales volume recovered in automotive fuel (+1.3% after −1.9%), in food, beverages and tobacco (+0.9% after −0.7%) and in other household equipment (+0.4% after −1.0%).

According to the first early estimates, the sales volume in retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles should increase in November (+1.1%). It should grow by 2.1% year on year.

In October, further decrease in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

In October 2019, the sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles fell again (−0.8% after −0.8% in September). It decreased in all sectors: it kept falling in motor vehicles (−0.8% after −0.5%), in motor vehicle parts and accessories (−1.1% after −0.1%) and in maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (−0.3% after −4.7%).

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 Oct. 2019 Change in %
Oct./Sept. Sept./Aug. T/T–1 (1)
G Wolesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 10000 113.0 0.0 -0.6 1.0
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and moto. 1272 123.0 -0.8 -0.8 1.2
451 Sale of motor vehicles 850 127.6 -0.8 -0.5 0.4
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 89 115.2 -0.3 -4.7 4.8
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 306 113.5 -1.1 -0.1 2.4
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of moto. and related parts and accessories 27 112.4 -0.7 -3.4 3.3
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 5777 110.8 0.3 0.0 0.9
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 813 115.1 2.0 -1.0 0.0
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 390 96.7 1.3 0.2 2.9
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 1029 104.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1
464 Wholesale of household goods 1130 113.6 0.5 0.7 2.0
465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment 331 131.4 2.7 0.9 1.4
466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipmt and supplies 716 116.9 -0.4 -1.1 1.5
467 Other specialised wholesale 1132 104.2 -1.4 1.0 -0.7
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 236 117.4 -0.7 -1.8 4.8
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 2952 113.0 0.1 -1.7 1.3
471 Non-specialised stores 1109 109.1 0.1 -2.2 0.8
472 to 477 Specialised stores 1622 112.7 0.4 -1.1 1.4
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco 155 122.6 0.9 -0.7 2.0
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 224 93.2 1.3 -1.9 -0.3
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipmt 65 138.8 0.8 1.3 3.2
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 310 109.0 0.4 -1.0 -0.1
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 118 113.0 0.2 -1.2 -0.3
477 Retail sale of other goods 750 115.6 0.1 -1.3 2.4
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 134.9 -2.1 -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 September 2019 has been slightly revised downwards, at −0.6% instead of −0.5% initially published.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Sept./Aug. Aug./July July/June Q3 2019/Q2 2019 2018/2017
G Overall trade -0.08 0.04 -0.02 -0.02 0.00
Raw series 0.03 -0.02 -0.03 0.01 0.00
SA-WDA parameters -0.11 0.06 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 August and September 2019 is revised by -0.08 points. +0.03 points are due to the raw series' revision and -0.11 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

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