In January 2010, the turnover increased in the information and communication sector and remained stable in the other sectorsTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - January 2010

In January, the turnover rose by 1.4% in the information and communication sector. It was broadly steady in the wholesale trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.1%), in “transportation and storage” (–0.1%), in real estate activities (+0.2%) and in business support activities (+0.1%).

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No 92
Paru le : 06/04/2010

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

In January, the turnover rose by 1.4% in the information and communication sector. It was broadly steady in the wholesale trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.1%), in “transportation and storage” (–0.1%), in real estate activities (+0.2%) and in business support activities (+0.1%).

On a quarterly basis, the turnover expanded in “information and communication” (+1.4%, q-o-q), in real estate activities (+0.9%), in the “wholesale trade…” (+0.5%) and in business support activities (+0.4%). It was stable in “transportation and storage” (+0.1%).

Compared to the same three months of the previous year, the turnover of the last three months was still down in the “wholesale trade…” (–6.4%, y-o-y), in “transportation and storage” (–4.5%) and, to a lesser extent, in business support activities (–2.1%). Conversely, it stood at higher level than a year ago in real estate activities (+2.0%) and in ”information and communication” (+0.8%).

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 Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.1 0.3 0.5 –6.4
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.3 1.2 0.6 –4.4
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –0.2 –0.4 –3.2 –15.7
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 0.6 –0.2 0.9 –2.9
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.3 –0.7 –0.6 –0.7
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 –0.2 1.1 –0.8 –11.0
Other specialised wholesale 193 –0.4 0.6 3.8 –7.9
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.1 0.1 0.1 –4.5
J Information and communication 1000 1.4 –0.9 1.5 0.8
L Real estate activities 1000 0.2 0.6 0.9 2.0
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.1 –0.2 0.4 –2.1
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.0 –0.1 0.0 –0.5
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.1 –0.4 1.2 –5.0
  • (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 different levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev. 2.
  • Source: INSEE