In December 2009, the turnover decreases in the information and communication sector and in business support activitiesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - December 2009

In December, the turnover declines in the information and communication sector (–1.2 %) after rising in November (+1.0 ). In business support activities, it slightly decreases (–0,4 %) after a growth in November too (+1.0 %). The turnover is broadly steady in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles, (+0.1 %) and in real estate activities (+0.1 %); it edges up in transportation and storage (+0.3 %).

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Every indices in this issue are in value, seasonnally and working-day ajusted.

In December, the turnover declines in the information and communication sector (–1.2 %) after rising in November (+1.0 ). In business support activities, it slightly decreases (–0,4 %) after a growth in November too (+1.0 %). The turnover is broadly steady in the wholesale trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.1 %) and in real estate activities (+0.1 %); it edges up in transportation and storage (+0.3 %).

In Q4 2009, the turnover expands in all these sectors : “wholesale trade…” (+1.5 %, q-o-q), “information and communication” (+1.0 %), “business support activities” (+1.0 %), “transportation and storage” (+0.9 %) and, to a lesser extent, “real estate activities” (+0.2 %).

Compared to the same quarter one year before, the turnover is sharply down in the “wholesale trade…” (–8.8 %) and in transportation and storage (-6.0 %). The decline is smaller in business support activities (–2.4 %). In the mean time, real estate activities edges up (+0.6 %). Information and communication turnover stands approximately at the same level than a year ago (–0.2 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification Naf rev. 2 Weight Dec./ Nov. Nov./Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0,1 1,5 0,5 –8,8
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 1,4 –0,1 2,1 –5,9
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –0,5 –1,3 –3,2 –18,6
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –0,5 1,4 –0,1 –5,5
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0,7 0,3 –0,5 –1,1
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 0,2 –0,6 –1,2 –13,4
Other specialised wholesale 193 0,5 7,6 3,8 –12,7
H Transportation and storage 1000 0,3 0,9 0,7 –6,0
J Information and communication 1000 –1,2 1,0 1,2 –0,2
L Real estate activities 1000 0,1 0,2 0,4 0,6
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0,4 1,0 0,6 –2,4
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0,1 0,0 0,8 –0,1
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –1,6 2,7 0,2 –6,3
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter : last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year : last three months / three same months of previous year.
  • The codes correspond to differents levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev.2.
  • Source : INSEE