31 March 2020
N° 2020-88

In January 2020, the sales volume in overall trade recoveredSales volume in wholesale and retail trade - January 2020

In January 2020, the sales volume in overall trade recovered (+0.9% after −0.6% in December 2019). It bounced back in wholesale trade (+1.4% after −0.4%) and in retail trade (+0.7% after −1.1%) and kept decreasing in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.6% after −0.2%).

Informations rapides
No 88
Paru le : Paru le 31/03/2020
Informations rapides  No 88 - March 2020
Avertissement

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. All data are corrected for seasonal adjustments and working days adjustments (SA-WDA).

In January 2020, the sales volume in overall trade recovered (+0.9% after −0.6% in December 2019). It bounced back in wholesale trade (+1.4% after −0.4%) and in retail trade (+0.7% after −1.1%) and kept decreasing in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.6% after −0.2%).

The sales volume in overall trade was virtually stable over the last three months

Over the last three months (November 2019 to January 2020), the sales volume in overall trade was virtually stable (−0.1%) compared to the previous three months. It decreased in wholesale trade (−0.2%), increased in retail trade (+0.2%) and was virtually stable in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.1%). Among retail trade, it rose in specialised stores (+0.7%) whereas it decreased in retail trade not in stores (−1.7%) and 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
2016-01 105.31 101.81 102.35 102.42
2016-02 104.12 101.81 102.04 102.18
2016-03 104.36 102.32 102.23 102.55
2016-04 106.25 101.56 101.77 102.22
2016-05 106.13 101.8 102.93 102.68
2016-06 105.79 100.27 102.4 101.6
2016-07 103.4 100.52 102.75 101.54
2016-08 107.79 100.85 102.64 102.26
2016-09 108.25 100.96 102.88 102.46
2016-10 107.22 100.81 104.77 102.8
2016-11 110.76 103.52 103.88 104.54
2016-12 109.13 102.15 104.1 103.61
2017-01 110.91 102.38 105.09 104.27
2017-02 111.34 102.79 105.55 104.69
2017-03 113.62 104.8 105.77 106.21
2017-04 108.96 102.3 105.37 104.05
2017-05 114.28 103.96 106.35 105.97
2017-06 113.99 105.04 105.66 106.36
2017-07 114.88 105.83 107.21 107.39
2017-08 114.28 105.56 106.01 106.8
2017-09 116.41 106.06 109.32 108.34
2017-10 117.83 104.33 106.21 106.6
2017-11 117.64 106.43 109.66 108.81
2017-12 120.92 106.91 108.47 109.16
2018-01 117.14 105.24 107.76 107.5
2018-02 116.64 105.22 108.45 107.63
2018-03 118.94 105.22 110.49 108.52
2018-04 118.79 105.79 108.01 108.1
2018-05 119.07 107.38 109.68 109.55
2018-06 120.96 107.48 110.1 109.97
2018-07 117.99 105.84 109.7 108.53
2018-08 119.02 107.49 110.47 109.84
2018-09 117.88 105.07 109.98 108.15
2018-10 120.48 108.74 111.43 111.03
2018-11 118.11 107.51 110.86 109.85
2018-12 112.27 107.4 110.26 108.86
2019-01 121.88 107.82 110.76 110.48
2019-02 121.8 108.71 111.92 111.32
2019-03 121.11 108.62 111.66 111.11
2019-04 121.17 109.8 112.49 112.04
2019-05 122.03 110.18 112.28 112.31
2019-06 122.61 109.07 112.71 111.86
2019-07 123.32 109.61 111.26 111.84
2019-08 125.03 110.46 114.95 113.64
2019-09 124.05 110.45 112.88 112.89
2019-10 123.15 110.7 113.05 112.98
2019-11 124.45 110.03 114.42 113.16
2019-12 124.14 109.6 113.13 112.49
2020-01 123.37 111.19 113.9 113.54

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

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

The sales volume rose by 3.0% over a year

The sales volume in overall trade grew by 3.0% over a year. It increased in all sectors: it rose in wholesale trade (+2.5%), in retail trade (+2.9%) and in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+5.6%). Among retail trade, it grew in specialised stores (+4.4%) and in retail trade not in stores (+5.4%) whereas it 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 %
Jan./Dec. Dec./Nov. q-o-q(1) y-o-y(2)
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motorvehicles and motorcycles 10000 0.9 -0.6 -0.1 3.0
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehiclesand motorcycles 1272 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 5.6
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 5777 1.4 -0.4 -0.2 2.5
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles andmotorcycles 2952 0.7 -1.1 0.2 2.9
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 1109 1.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.1
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 1622 0.6 -1.8 0.7 4.4
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 -0.5 0.6 -1.7 5.4
  • (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 January, rebound in wholesale trade

In January 2020, the sales volume in wholesale trade bounced back (+1.4% after −0.4% in December 2019). It recovered sharply for wholesaler on a fee or contract basis (+4.8% after −1.4%) and in other specialised wholesale (+3.3% after −2.7%). It decelerated in agricultural, raw materials and live animals (+2.3% after +6.4%) and kept increasing at the same pace in food, beverages and tobacco (+0.4% after +0.4%). By contrast, it declined in other machinery, equipment and supplies (−0.7% after −0.1%) and stabilized in household goods after a virtual stability in December (+0.1%).

In January, rebound in retail trade

In January 2020, the sales volume in retail trade bounced back (+0.7% after −1.1% in December 2019). It recovered in non-specialised stores (+1.1% after −0.6%) and in specialised stores (+0.6% after −1.8%), and dwindled in retail trade not in stores (−0.5% after +0.6%). Among specialised stores, the sales volume recovered in other household equipment (+1.3% after −1.6%), in information and communication equipment (+3.6% after −4.2%) and in food, beverages and tobacco (+1.3% after −0.3%).

According to the first early estimates, the sales volume in retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles should increase in February 2020 (+1.0%). It should grow by 2.8% year on year.

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

In January 2020, the sales volume in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles decreased again (−0.6% after −0.2% in December 2019). It fell back in motor vehicles (−1.6% after +0.7%), recovered in motor vehicle parts and accessories (+1.5% after −3.5%) and accelerated sharply in sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles. (+7.6% after +0.9%).

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 Jan. 2020 Change in %
Jan./Dec. Dec./Nov. T/T–1 (1)
G Wolesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 10000 113.5 0.9 -0.6 -0.1
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and moto. 1272 123.4 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
451 Sale of motor vehicles 850 128.6 -1.6 0.7 0.8
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 89 117.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.9
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 306 110.9 1.5 -3.5 -2.6
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of moto. and related parts and accessories 27 121.5 7.6 0.9 1.5
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 5777 111.2 1.4 -0.4 -0.2
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 813 119.0 4.8 -1.4 1.4
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 390 97.5 2.3 6.4 -1.1
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 1029 105.2 0.4 0.4 -0.1
464 Wholesale of household goods 1130 114.0 0.0 0.1 0.6
465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment 331 126.3 0.8 -1.9 -1.6
466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipmt and supplies 716 114.7 -0.7 -0.1 -1.4
467 Other specialised wholesale 1132 105.1 3.3 -2.7 -1.0
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 236 117.4 -0.2 0.6 -0.4
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and moto. 2952 113.9 0.7 -1.1 0.2
471 Non-specialised stores 1109 110.2 1.1 -0.6 -0.2
472 to 477 Specialised stores 1622 113.4 0.6 -1.8 0.7
472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco 155 123.9 1.3 -0.3 0.8
473 Retail sale of automotive fuel 224 95.7 0.0 0.8 1.3
474 Retail sale of information and communication equipmt 65 138.6 3.6 -4.2 0.4
475 Retail sale of other household equipment 310 110.9 1.3 -1.6 1.2
476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods 118 111.3 -0.3 -1.9 0.4
477 Retail sale of other goods 750 115.7 0.1 -2.5 0.5
478 et 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 136.0 -0.5 0.6 -1.7
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months /previous three months.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

Revisions

The variation in the sales volume of overall trade in December 2019 has been revised upwards, at −0.6% instead of −0.8% initially published.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Dec./Nov. Nov./Oct. Oct./Sept. Q4 2019/Q3 2019 2019/2018
G Overall trade 0.18 0.01 0.01 0.11 0.02
Raw series 0.04 0.11 0.01 0.12 0.02
SA-WDA parameters 0.14 -0.10 0.00 -0.01 0.00
  • How to read: in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, the SA-WDA variation between November and December 2019 is revised by +0.18 points. +0.04 points are due to the raw series' revision and +0.14 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

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