30 June 2020
N° 2020-171

In May 2020, the turnover in large-scale food retailing increased stronglyTurnover in large-scale food retailing - May 2020

In May 2020, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rebounded strongly (+9.1% after −11.9% in April). It grew more moderately in food products (+1.9%) after the strong variations of the previous months linked to the storage behaviors (+11.4% in March then −7.7% in April). It surged in non-food products (+14.3% after −1.0% in April). It bounced back sharply in automotive fuel (+75.0% after −54.6% in April) while remaining at a lower level compared to February.

Turnover grew in supermarkets (+3.3% after −11.1 % in April) and more strongly in hypermarkets (+11.4% after −12.4%).

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In May 2020, the turnover in large-scale food retailing rebounded strongly (+9.1% after −11.9% in April). It grew more moderately in food products (+1.9%) after the strong variations of the previous months linked to the storage behaviors (+11.4% in March then −7.7% in April). It surged in non-food products (+14.3% after −1.0% in April). It bounced back sharply in automotive fuel (+75.0% after −54.6% in April) while remaining at a lower level compared to February.

Turnover grew in supermarkets (+3.3% after −11.1 % in April) and more strongly in hypermarkets (+11.4% after −12.4%).

Decrease over the last three months (−2.2%)

Over the last three months (March to May), the turnover in large-scale food retailing decreased (−2.2%) compared to the previous three months. Over that period, sales rose strongly in food products (+7.6%) and more moderately in non-food products (+2.3%). By contrast, they fell in automotive fuel (−52.3%).

Turnover grew in supermarkets (+2.8%) whereas it declined in hypermarkets (−6.2%).

Decrease over a year (−2.2%)

The turnover of the past three months in large-scale food retailing decreased (−2.2%) compared to the same period one year earlier. Over that period, sales grew sharply in food products (+7.7%) whereas they decreased in non-food products (−0.8%) and fell in automotive fuel (−51.4%).

Year on year, sales rose in supermarkets (+3.3%) whereas they declined sharply in hypermarkets (−7.5%).

Turnover in large-scale food retailing

SA-WDA value, base year 2015
Turnover in large-scale food retailing (SA-WDA value, base year 2015)
Variation en %
Kind of stores or kind of products May/Apr Apr/Mar Mar/Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
Turnover (*) 9.1 -11.9 2.3 -2.2 -2.2
including
Sales of food products(**) 1.9 -7.7 11.4 7.6 7.7
Sales of non-food products(**) 14.3 -1.0 -0.8 2.3 -0.8
Sales of automotive fuel(**) 75.0 -54.6 -35.8 -52.3 -51.4
including
Supermarkets(***) 3.3 -11.1 9.2 2.8 3.3
Hypermarkets(***) 11.4 -12.4 -2.2 -6.2 -7.5
  • (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
  • (***): excluding sales not in stores
  • Source: INSEE - Monthly survey of large-scale food retailing activities (Emagsa)

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

Turnover in large-scale food retailing by type of retail stores ()
including hypermarkets including supermarkets Total
2016-01 99.07 97.81 99.01
2016-02 99.53 98.23 99.39
2016-03 100.01 98.9 99.9
2016-04 97.86 96.43 97.01
2016-05 98.65 98.34 98.68
2016-06 98.66 97.26 98.37
2016-07 98.47 98.86 98.82
2016-08 99.39 100.04 99.75
2016-09 99.06 99.51 99.42
2016-10 100.26 99.98 100.52
2016-11 99.34 100.18 100.24
2016-12 99.38 99.53 99.42
2017-01 100.95 102.55 101.79
2017-02 99.84 101.45 100.8
2017-03 99.33 99.85 99.83
2017-04 99.94 102.81 100.86
2017-05 99.41 99.27 99.83
2017-06 99.48 100.38 100.26
2017-07 99.61 99.47 100.33
2017-08 98.55 99.58 99.56
2017-09 100.98 101.25 101.61
2017-10 97.7 100.03 99.06
2017-11 101.29 101.88 102.13
2017-12 100.65 101.42 101.15
2018-01 100.27 103.77 101.93
2018-02 101.33 103.45 102.55
2018-03 103.89 104.17 104.48
2018-04 99.42 101.88 99.98
2018-05 101.76 105.12 103.43
2018-06 102.3 103.81 103.2
2018-07 102.87 105.06 104.15
2018-08 101.34 102.77 102.38
2018-09 102.07 102.37 102.66
2018-10 103.12 105.04 103.84
2018-11 101.08 103.7 102.61
2018-12 100.67 103.5 102.53
2019-01 100.43 102.76 102.18
2019-02 100.82 102.71 102.03
2019-03 100.87 103.19 102.01
2019-04 103.14 105.37 103.79
2019-05 102.4 103.07 103.36
2019-06 100.48 103.74 102.38
2019-07 100.54 102.77 101.67
2019-08 100.98 102.89 102.11
2019-09 99.71 104.12 101.75
2019-10 99.96 103.54 101.8
2019-11 100.92 103.34 102.61
2019-12 99.72 104.88 102.53
2020-01 100.87 103.39 102.76
2020-02 101.63 104.92 104.04
2020-03 99.38 114.61 106.39
2020-04 87.1 101.92 93.77
2020-05 97.07 105.31 102.27

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

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

Turnover in super. and hypermarkets by type of products

Turnover in super. and hypermarkets by type of products ()
Food Automotive fuel Non food
2016-01 99.43 93.7 99.34
2016-02 99.78 93.96 99.88
2016-03 100.98 92.93 99.21
2016-04 96.78 92.37 100.15
2016-05 98.44 99.19 98.14
2016-06 98.94 91.63 98.0
2016-07 99.28 95.32 96.41
2016-08 100.54 94.95 97.64
2016-09 100.33 97.31 96.88
2016-10 100.5 100.1 96.98
2016-11 100.06 100.99 95.85
2016-12 98.29 104.36 93.93
2017-01 100.26 111.32 97.11
2017-02 99.77 106.73 96.13
2017-03 98.08 106.17 97.66
2017-04 100.25 105.21 96.24
2017-05 98.57 104.38 97.95
2017-06 100.02 97.26 98.28
2017-07 99.18 100.83 98.3
2017-08 98.27 102.5 97.08
2017-09 99.55 111.52 100.07
2017-10 98.58 102.86 93.37
2017-11 100.79 109.28 97.07
2017-12 99.1 110.38 94.62
2018-01 99.53 117.26 95.48
2018-02 100.53 113.98 96.15
2018-03 103.25 114.7 95.09
2018-04 97.2 115.22 96.27
2018-05 101.06 119.4 95.34
2018-06 100.9 121.33 93.49
2018-07 101.91 120.14 96.43
2018-08 99.85 120.3 94.64
2018-09 100.43 123.09 94.86
2018-10 101.11 128.43 95.15
2018-11 99.53 127.08 92.22
2018-12 100.98 113.8 93.78
2019-01 100.23 116.5 94.09
2019-02 99.58 118.08 94.47
2019-03 98.82 119.94 94.5
2019-04 102.42 120.76 93.96
2019-05 100.74 119.56 93.89
2019-06 99.34 120.43 93.9
2019-07 99.53 122.04 92.2
2019-08 99.92 121.26 92.5
2019-09 99.91 122.5 92.08
2019-10 99.61 122.53 92.13
2019-11 99.89 122.6 93.23
2019-12 100.03 122.58 92.17
2020-01 100.2 123.09 91.11
2020-02 101.9 121.25 90.36
2020-03 113.52 77.85 89.67
2020-04 104.77 35.32 88.8
2020-05 106.8 61.82 101.5

Turnover in super. and hypermarkets by type of products

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

Turnover in supermarkets by type of products

Turnover in supermarkets by type of products ()
Food Automotive fuel Non food
2016-01 98.21 93.77 98.84
2016-02 99.08 91.74 100.56
2016-03 99.69 92.91 99.15
2016-04 96.05 91.59 100.55
2016-05 97.8 101.36 99.09
2016-06 97.83 91.38 97.89
2016-07 98.94 95.22 99.5
2016-08 100.64 95.89 99.2
2016-09 100.01 96.96 99.09
2016-10 99.54 101.31 98.29
2016-11 99.01 101.15 104.87
2016-12 97.97 104.33 98.29
2017-01 100.7 113.77 98.12
2017-02 100.44 108.38 97.3
2017-03 97.92 107.68 98.32
2017-04 101.81 106.83 97.75
2017-05 98.13 105.6 99.44
2017-06 100.38 97.22 99.96
2017-07 99.29 100.67 97.88
2017-08 98.77 103.42 97.22
2017-09 99.66 109.52 99.58
2017-10 99.1 105.39 95.51
2017-11 100.63 109.52 98.07
2017-12 99.48 109.67 94.75
2018-01 100.95 120.62 97.38
2018-02 100.9 115.36 98.72
2018-03 102.52 113.69 95.52
2018-04 98.71 113.92 97.67
2018-05 102.8 118.65 96.37
2018-06 100.83 119.61 94.54
2018-07 102.71 118.33 98.42
2018-08 100.09 119.16 94.88
2018-09 99.9 118.55 93.33
2018-10 101.61 125.65 95.4
2018-11 101.0 122.26 93.26
2018-12 101.68 115.47 94.16
2019-01 100.7 116.86 96.39
2019-02 100.12 116.61 96.25
2019-03 100.13 117.89 95.14
2019-04 103.4 117.29 94.23
2019-05 100.92 116.61 91.78
2019-06 101.15 117.55 95.14
2019-07 100.51 116.71 92.99
2019-08 100.43 116.04 94.33
2019-09 101.83 118.29 94.1
2019-10 100.89 120.42 95.89
2019-11 101.14 120.17 93.12
2019-12 102.12 123.26 94.21
2020-01 100.74 124.33 92.91
2020-02 102.66 122.85 92.89
2020-03 123.11 80.52 98.38
2020-04 116.18 36.66 92.71
2020-05 113.88 64.99 100.47

Turnover in supermarkets by type of products

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

Turnover in hypermarkets by type of products

Turnover in hypermarkets by type of products ()
Food Automotive fuel Non food
2016-01 100.26 90.74 99.43
2016-02 100.97 94.15 99.54
2016-03 101.98 93.13 99.58
2016-04 98.18 93.18 99.69
2016-05 98.8 98.65 98.11
2016-06 99.61 94.56 97.99
2016-07 99.36 96.11 95.42
2016-08 100.29 95.35 97.28
2016-09 100.62 97.13 95.77
2016-10 100.99 98.75 97.12
2016-11 100.69 99.37 94.09
2016-12 98.45 103.2 91.19
2017-01 100.04 109.16 97.06
2017-02 99.09 105.77 96.21
2017-03 98.17 105.58 97.58
2017-04 100.22 104.77 96.01
2017-05 98.67 104.43 97.43
2017-06 99.77 100.83 97.84
2017-07 99.03 101.25 98.49
2017-08 97.77 102.64 96.91
2017-09 99.32 110.92 99.04
2017-10 98.11 101.11 93.62
2017-11 101.02 109.08 97.77
2017-12 98.74 110.28 93.76
2018-01 98.54 114.5 95.08
2018-02 99.88 113.55 95.66
2018-03 103.34 115.06 94.89
2018-04 96.85 116.84 95.97
2018-05 99.21 120.02 94.74
2018-06 100.62 124.01 93.37
2018-07 101.24 122.22 95.67
2018-08 99.56 121.85 94.27
2018-09 100.25 123.16 94.29
2018-10 100.43 128.74 95.76
2018-11 98.43 129.6 92.62
2018-12 100.11 111.07 92.84
2019-01 99.77 114.55 93.27
2019-02 98.51 119.01 94.03
2019-03 97.43 121.49 94.33
2019-04 102.47 123.98 93.9
2019-05 100.04 123.1 94.1
2019-06 97.76 124.65 93.73
2019-07 98.56 125.26 91.6
2019-08 99.31 125.48 91.7
2019-09 98.11 123.19 91.17
2019-10 98.57 122.27 91.52
2019-11 99.02 122.5 94.32
2019-12 98.72 121.96 90.03
2020-01 99.97 121.68 90.32
2020-02 101.66 119.91 89.71
2020-03 106.21 76.65 88.61
2020-04 97.62 35.83 87.96
2020-05 101.21 63.28 100.81

Turnover in hypermarkets by type of products

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

Revisions of variations

in percentage point
Revisions of variations (in percentage point)
Apr/Mar Mar/Feb. Feb./Jan. Q1 2020/Q4 2019 2019/2018
Large-scale food retailing -0.18 0.14 -0.05 -0.02 0.00
Raw serie 0.08 0.11 0.00 0.03 0.00
SA-WDA parameters -0.26 0.04 -0.05 -0.05 0.00
  • How to read it: Within large scale food retailing, the SA-WDA variation between March and April 2020 is revised by -0.18 points: +0.08 points are due to the raw series' revision and -0.26 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 in April 2020 has been revised slightly downwards, at −11.9% instead of −11.7% initially published.

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