In April, the turnover increased in the wholesale trade and business services, particularly in information and communication (+2.0 %)Turnover in the wholesale trade and business services - April 2010

In April 2010, the turnover grew in “information and communication” (+2.0 %) and, to a lesser extent, in business support activities (+0.5 %). It was broadly steady in the “wholesale trade…” (+0.2 %), in “transportation and storage” (+0.1 %) and real estate activities (+0.1%).

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Paru le : 05/07/2010

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

In April 2010, the turnover grew in “information and communication” (+2.0 %) and, to a lesser extent, in business support activities (+0.5 %). It was broadly steady in the “wholesale trade…” (+0.2 %), in “transportation and storage” (+0.1 %) and real estate activities (+0.1%).

On a quarterly basis, the turnover increased in “transportation and storage” (+3.3 %, q-o-q) due to the bounce in February (+3.2 %). It also rose in the “wholesale trade…” (+2.0 %), in “information and communication” (+1.4 %) and in real estate activities (+0.6 %). It slightly declined in business support activities (–0.2 %).

Compared to the same three months of the previous year, the turnover of the last trimester stood at a higher level in ”information and communication” (+2.5 %, y-o-y), in “transportation and storage” (+2.4 %), in real estate activities (+2.3 %) and in the “wholesale trade…” (+1.3 %). Conversely, it declined in business support activities (–1.7 %).

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 April/ March March/Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.2 0.6 2.0 1.3
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 1.4 –2.8 0.7 1.4
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –0.2 2.5 1.4 –8.7
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 0.3 1.1 1.7 3.1
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.1 0.6 1.4 2.3
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 –0.7 1.0 2.7 –1.5
Other specialised wholesale 193 0.1 2.1 3.6 5.5
H Transportation and storage 1000 0.1 0.2 3.3 2.4
J Information and communication 1000 2.0 –0.3 1.4 2.5
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 0.4 0.6 2.3
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.5 –0.2 –0.2 –1.7
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.6 –0.3 –0.5 –1.5
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.4 0.0 0.2 –2.1
  • (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