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Informations rapidesIn November 2023, sales volume in trade kept decreasing (‑0.6%) Sales volume in wholesale and retail trade - November 2023

In November 2023, the volume of sales in trade dropped by 0.6% over a month, after decreasing by 0.3% in October and 0.8% in September.

Informations rapides
No 28
Paru le :Paru le31/01/2024
Prochaine parution le : 29/03/2024 at 08:45 - January 2024
Warning

In accordance with the European Business Statistics Regulation, the index of sales volume in overall trade and the associated turnover indices will be disseminated in reference and base 100 in 2021 from 29 March 2024, the date of publication of the January 2024 results.

All data are seasonally and working-day adjusted (SA-WDA).

In November 2023, the volume of sales in trade dropped by 0.6% over a month, after decreasing by 0.3% in October and 0.8% in September.

In November 2023, the drop in the volume of sales was mainly due to wholesale trade

In November 2023, the volume of sales in wholesale trade except that of motor vehicles and motorcycles decreased by 1.5% over a month, after ‑0.6% in October and ‑1.6% in September. This fall, which concerned all wholesale sub-sectors, was mainly due to the “other specialised wholesale” (fuels, wood, chemical products, etc.: ‑3.6% after ‑1.2%), food, beverages and tobacco (‑1.7% after ‑0.6%) and “other machinery, equipment and supplies” (‑1.5% after ‑0.9%).

In November 2023, the volume of sales fell back in the wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (‑0.7% after +0.5%).

Lastly, the volume of sales increased in November 2023 in retail trade except that of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.0% after ‑0.1%), both in specialised stores (+1.0% after +0.5%), in retail trade not in stores (+2.1% after +0.6%) and in non specialised stores (+0.6% after ‑1.2%). Within specialised stores, the growth was mainly led by the “other household equipment” (furniture, hardware, appliances, etc.: +1.9% after +3.0%) and the information and communication equipment (+5.9% after +1.0%).

Early retail trade estimate for December 2023

According to early estimates, the sales volume in retail trade except that of motor vehicles and motorcycles is expected to have decreased in December 2023 (‑0.9% over a month). Over the fourth quarter of 2023, it would be 0.7% lower than in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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
2023-11 131.45 109.67 124.16 116.71
2023-10 132.41 111.31 122.95 117.43
2023-09 131.8 111.96 123.1 117.77
2023-08 131.65 113.77 122.75 118.7
2023-07 130.27 112.88 124.13 118.41
2023-06 130.13 113.88 123.77 118.87
2023-05 128.9 113.1 122.39 117.85
2023-04 126.26 110.64 122.41 116.1
2023-03 126.78 112.51 124.07 117.74
2023-02 125.63 113.79 124.31 118.4
2023-01 124.11 113.93 124.41 118.32
2022-12 122.92 113.88 123.3 117.81
2022-11 123.07 116.07 124.11 119.33
2022-10 122.01 114.81 125.43 118.86
2022-09 123.6 115.82 127.12 120.14
2022-08 122.61 115.06 125.57 119.12
2022-07 114.93 113.62 123.21 116.62
2022-06 115.37 115.37 126.23 118.58
2022-05 116.16 114.4 126.86 118.3
2022-04 115.44 115.91 126.87 119.09
2022-03 117.26 117.22 125.86 119.78
2022-02 119.55 117.38 125.61 120.08
2022-01 120.7 115.18 125.75 119.0
2021-12 120.41 113.9 125.45 118.14
2021-11 120.7 115.79 124.72 119.05
2021-10 119.97 113.42 124.48 117.52
2021-09 119.25 112.81 123.35 116.74
2021-08 120.83 113.76 123.66 117.58
2021-07 119.13 114.05 122.47 117.18
2021-06 123.34 116.28 123.34 119.26
2021-05 117.8 110.92 120.25 114.55
2021-04 121.02 111.68 112.52 113.12
2021-03 122.93 112.79 120.18 116.26
2021-02 119.76 110.94 118.94 114.42
2021-01 122.99 111.29 117.6 114.64
2020-12 119.87 110.48 123.68 115.57
2020-11 106.61 107.11 100.14 104.99
2020-10 127.95 110.1 119.4 115.11
2020-09 128.81 109.28 116.07 113.77
2020-08 131.76 109.94 120.85 115.93
2020-07 136.87 111.81 113.74 115.57
2020-06 128.07 109.97 116.85 114.3
2020-05 89.73 97.57 107.86 99.61
2020-04 30.94 81.72 78.42 74.29
2020-03 63.82 95.84 95.36 91.63
2020-02 121.3 109.38 114.16 112.31
2020-01 122.0 110.1 114.19 112.82
2019-12 123.61 109.8 113.83 112.74
2019-11 124.19 109.93 113.66 112.84
2019-10 123.11 110.58 113.24 112.96
2019-09 123.63 110.36 112.97 112.82
2019-08 123.68 110.39 114.05 113.16
2019-07 124.56 110.08 112.27 112.57
2019-06 122.15 109.05 112.88 111.84
2019-05 122.85 110.3 112.12 112.44
2019-04 123.09 110.69 112.63 112.84
2019-03 120.96 108.75 111.43 111.09
2019-02 122.8 108.57 112.42 111.52
2019-01 121.13 107.36 111.07 110.21
2018-12 111.64 107.57 110.57 108.97
2018-11 117.73 107.15 110.28 109.42
2018-10 119.8 108.54 111.43 110.82
2018-09 118.08 105.18 110.14 108.28
2018-08 118.41 107.19 110.0 109.45
2018-07 118.8 105.86 110.24 108.8
2018-06 120.04 107.24 109.99 109.68
2018-05 119.66 107.52 109.8 109.74
2018-04 119.75 106.38 108.17 108.61
2018-03 118.74 105.45 110.05 108.5
2018-02 117.35 105.38 108.76 107.9
2018-01 116.91 105.05 107.88 107.39
2017-12 121.37 106.96 108.71 109.31
2017-11 117.49 106.24 109.33 108.58
2017-10 117.5 104.25 106.19 106.51
2017-09 116.29 106.1 109.3 108.34
2017-08 114.33 105.46 105.93 106.73
2017-07 115.3 106.32 107.56 107.83
2017-06 114.06 104.69 105.72 106.19
2017-05 114.42 104.05 106.22 106.01
2017-04 109.82 102.87 105.41 104.5
2017-03 113.26 104.67 105.63 106.05
2017-02 111.61 102.91 105.64 104.82
2017-01 110.41 102.21 105.03 104.09
2016-12 109.45 102.17 104.15 103.68
2016-11 110.65 103.6 103.78 104.55
2016-10 107.23 100.88 104.83 102.85
2016-09 108.1 100.86 102.86 102.37
2016-08 107.8 100.82 102.59 102.23
2016-07 103.66 100.59 102.86 101.65
2016-06 105.74 100.17 102.5 101.57
2016-05 105.9 101.82 102.7 102.6
2016-04 106.17 101.72 101.63 102.26
2016-03 104.67 102.31 102.2 102.58
2016-02 104.8 101.95 103.24 102.7
2016-01 105.4 101.8 102.53 102.47

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

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

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 Nov. 2023 Change in %
Nov. 2023/Oct. 2023 Oct. 2023/Sept. 2023 q-o-q(1) y-o-y(2)
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 10,000 116.7 -0.6 -0.3 -1.1 -1.8
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,272 131.5 -0.7 0.5 0.9 7.3
451 Sale of motor vehicles 850 136.9 -0.9 -0.2 1.7 11.1
452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 89 119.3 0.4 0.4 -1.2 -0.7
453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories 306 121.4 -0.6 3.0 -0.7 0.1
454 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories 27 115.6 -0.7 -3.0 -2.3 -5.4
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 5,777 109.7 -1.5 -0.6 -2.2 -4.0
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 813 112.7 -0.4 0.1 0.6 1.0
462 Agricultural raw materials and live animals 390 88.0 -0.6 -1.7 -4.0 -2.7
463 Food, beverages and tobacco 1,029 96.1 -1.7 -0.6 -1.9 -5.1
464 Household goods 1,130 126.2 -0.6 -0.6 -3.1 -3.7
465 Information and communication equipment 331 134.7 -1.9 0.3 -3.1 -6.8
466 Other machinery, equipment and supplies 716 117.0 -1.5 -0.9 -1.6 -1.7
467 Other specialised wholesale 1,132 96.6 -3.6 -1.2 -3.5 -8.0
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 236 120.2 -0.4 0.9 -0.8 -3.3
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 2,952 124.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1.7
471 Retail sale in non-specialised stores 1,109 115.5 0.6 -1.2 1.1 -1.4
472 to 477 Retail sale in specialised stores 1,622 124.5 1.0 0.5 -1.0 -2.4
472 Food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores 155 130.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 -2.9
473 Automotive fuel in specialised stores 224 81.3 2.2 -0.5 -3.0 -11.1
474 Information and communication equipment in specialised stores 65 176.5 5.9 1.0 5.0 5.4
475 Other household equipment in specialised stores 310 112.6 1.9 3.0 -1.7 -8.8
476 Cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores 118 123.8 -0.3 -1.2 -0.6 -1.8
477 Other goods in specialised stores 750 136.7 0.4 0.0 -1.3 1.0
478 and 479 Retail trade not in stores 221 165.1 2.1 0.6 0.6 0.7
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months /previous three months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of previous year
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

From September to November 2023, the volume of sales decreased by 1.8% compared to the same three months a year before

The volume of sales of the three months under review (September to November 2023) in overall trade was 1.8% lower than that of the same period a year earlier. While it decreased both in wholesale trade except that of motor vehicles and motorcycles (‑4.0%) and in retail trade except that of motor vehicles and motorcycles (‑1.7%), it increased strongly in the trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+7.3%). Within retail trade, the volume of sales decreased both in specialised stores (‑2.4%) and non-specialised stores (‑1.4%), while it grew slightly in retail trade not in stores (+0.7%).

Revisions

The monthly percentage change in the overall sales volume trade in October 2023 has been revised downwards by 0.1 points (after rounding), to ‑0.3%.

Revision of variationsin percentage points

Revision of variations
Oct. 2023/Sept. 2023 Sept. 2023/Aug. 2023 Aug. 2023/July 2023 Q3 2023/Q2 2023 2022/2021
G Overall trade -0.08 -0.14 -0.02 -0.10 0.00
Raw series -0.06 0.00 0.02 0.01 0.00
SA-WDA parameters -0.02 -0.14 -0.04 -0.11 0.00
  • How to read: in the “wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles”, the SA-WDA variation between September and October 2023 is revised by -0.08 points. -0.06 points are due to the raw series’ revision and -0.02 points to the new calculation of the SA-WDA parameters.
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

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