France’s Commerce Sales Trends Show Varied Performances Across Sectors (2020-2022)

The latest data from France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) reveals the annual trends in commerce sales from 2020 to 2022, showcasing diverse performances across sectors.

Key Highlights:

  • Wholesale and Intermediaries (2022): Sales increased by a modest 1.5%, indicating stability in this sector.
  • Retail and Commercial Craftsmanship (2022): Notable growth of 3.6% was observed, reflecting a positive trend in retail activities.
  • Automotive Trade and Repair (2022): This sector experienced a slight decline of 1.5%, highlighting some challenges.

Yearly Comparisons:

  • 2021: The wholesale sector surged by 7.0%, retail by 7.3%, and the automotive sector saw a remarkable 13.6% growth.
  • 2020: A challenging year with declines in wholesale (-4.4%), retail (-1.0%), and a significant slump in the automotive sector (-11.1%).

These trends provide valuable insights into the resilience and fluctuations within France’s commerce landscape over the past three years.