In June, the turnover was steady in the wholesale trade and slightly rose in business support activities.Turnover in the wholesale trade and business services - June 2010

In June 2010, the turnover went on modestly increasing in business support activities (+0.3%) and in real estate activities (+0.2%). It was stable in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in the sector of information and communication (0.0%). However, it slightly dipped in transportation and storage (–0.3%), after rising in May 2010.

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Paru le : 02/09/2010

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

In June 2010, the turnover went on modestly increasing in business support activities (+0.3%) and in real estate activities (+0.2%). It was stable in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%) and in the sector of information and communication (0.0%). However, it slightly dipped in transportation and storage (–0.3%), after rising in May 2010.

Compared to Q1 2010, the turnover of Q2 2010 was up in the wholesale trade and business services : +1.7% in the sector of information and communication, +1.6% in transportation and storage, +1.3% in the “wholesale trade...”, +0.8% in business support activities and +0.6% in real estate activities.

Compared to Q2 2009, the turnover of Q2 2010 markedly went up by 3.7% in the “wholesale trade...”. However, since October 2009, the growth was less sustained than during the years 2006 and 2007. The turnover also stood at a higher level than a year ago in the sector of information and communication (+3.5%, y-o-y), in transportation and storage (+3.4%) and in real estate activities (+2.2%). It edged up in business support activities (+0.3 %) after being broadly steady from June 2009 to March 2010.

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 June/May May/April q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.0 0.5 1.3 3.7
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.5 0.0 0.2 1.7
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 1.6 0.2 2.4 –2.6
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –0.9 0.5 1.0 4.3
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.7 1.1 1.5 3.6
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 0.3 0.2 0.6 1.8
Other specialised wholesale 193 0.0 0.8 2.9 10.1
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.3 0.7 1.6 3.4
J Information and communication 1000 0.0 –0.1 1.7 3.5
L Real estate activities 1000 0.2 0.3 0.6 2.2
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.3
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.6 –0.1 0.5 –0.6
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.0 1.0 1.3 1.7
  • (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