Retail and Wholesale in France

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Dec 2018

Stable economy and increasing wages are set to result in growth at a 3% CAGR for retail and wholesale over the forecast period

Ageing population results in the creation of an innovative retailing branch specifically for the elderly

Food and beverages remains the largest category and records further growth in turnover in 2017

The French economy is gaining momentum, thus supporting the demand for retail and wholesale services and expanding the industry’s turnover by 3% in 2017

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Retail and Wholesale in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Increasing wages allow for higher discretionary spending, thus boosting demand
Growth of food and beverages drives the wholesale category
Second-hand goods remain popular among French consumers

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

International e-commerce giants increasingly invest in France
Ageing population provides space for innovative, specialised retailing

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Chart 1 Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 2 Value Added 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 3 Profit and Profit Margin 2012-2017
Chart 4 Turnover by Category 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 5 Sale, Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 6 Wholesale Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 7 Retail Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 8 Absolute Growth by Category, LCU million

COST STRUCTURE

Chart 9 Cost Structure 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 10 Costs' Structure
Chart 11 B2B Costs
Chart 12 Evolution of B2B Costs 2012-2017

TRADE

Chart 13 Imports, Exports and Trade Balance 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 14 Exports by Category 2012-2017
Chart 15 Imports by Category 2012-2017

MARKET STRUCTURE

Chart 16 Market Structure by Category 2012-2017, LCU million

BUYERS

Chart 17 Market Structure by Buyer 2012-2017
Chart 18 Demand Structure
Chart 19 B2B Buyers
Chart 20 Evolution of B2B Buyers 2012-2017

FIRMOGRAPHICS

Chart 21 Employment Statistics and Productivity 2012-2017
Chart 22 Number of Companies by Company's Size 2012-2017
Chart 23 Firmographics Distribution by Turnover 2012-2017, % of total Turnover
Chart 24 Industry Concentration 2012-2017, % share of Turnover
Chart 25 Top Companies' Shares 2017, % of Turnover
Chart 26 Top 5 Companies' Share Dynamics 2012-2017, % of Turnover
Chart 27 Turnover Performance by Company 2012-2017

INDUSTRY CONTEXT

Chart 28 Industry vs GDP Performance 2002-2022, % Y-O-Y growth
Chart 29 Retail and Wholesale vs Other Industries 2002-2022, LCU million
Chart 30 Industry Turnover by Region 2017, USD million
Chart 31 Retail and Wholesale in Western Europe 2002-2022, USD million