In February, the turnover increased in the wholesale trade and in the transportation and storage sectorTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - February 2010

In February 2010, the turnover rose in the transportation and storage sector (+2.9%) and in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.1%). It slightly expanded in “information and communication” (+0.3%). It was broadly steady in real estate activities (+0.1%) and in business support activities (–0.2%).

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Paru le : 04/05/2010

Every index in this issue is in value, seasonally and working-day ajusted.

In February 2010, the turnover rose in the transportation and storage sector (+2.9%) and in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.1%). It slightly expanded in “information and communication” (+0.3%). It was broadly steady in real estate activities (+0.1%) and in business support activities (–0.2%).

On a quarterly basis, the turnover increased in “transportation and storage” (+1.4%, q-o-q), in the “wholesale trade…” (+1.1%), in “information and communication” (+1.0%) and in real estate activities (+0.9%). It was nearly stable in “transportation and storage” (+0.2%).

Compared to the same three months of the previous year, the turnover of the last three months was still down in the “wholesale trade…” (–3.5%, y-o-y), in “transportation and storage” (–2.5%) and in business support activities (–1.9%). Conversely, it stood at higher level than a year ago in real estate activities (+2.4%) and in ”information and communication” (+1.0%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.1 –0.1 1.1 –3.5
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 2.4 –0.5 1.6 –1.0
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –0.9 0.1 –2.1 –14.2
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 0.4 0.7 1.2 –0.8
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.8 0.4 0.0 –0.3
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 0.5 –0.1 0.9 –7.0
Other specialised wholesale 193 2.3 –1.0 3.4 –3.5
H Transportation and storage 1000 2.9 0.0 1.4 –2.5
J Information and communication 1000 0.3 1.5 1.0 1.0
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 0.2 0.9 2.4
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.2 0.1 0.2 –1.9
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.3 0.1 –0.3 –0.8
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.1 0.2 1.0 –3.9
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.
  • The codes correspond to differents levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev. 2.
  • Source: INSEE