In July, the turnover increased in the wholesale trade and business servicesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - July 2010

In July 2010, the turnover rose in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.9 %) in real state activities (+0.4 %) and in business support activities (+0.2 %). It was broadly steady in the sector of information and communication (+0.1 %). The turnover surged in transportation and storage (+4.6 %) due to the exceptional jump in the sector of passenger land transport except train (+14.1 %) and to the soar of air transport (+4.3 %).

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No 243
Paru le : 04/10/2010

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

In July 2010, the turnover rose in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.9 %) in real state activities (+0.4 %) and in business support activities (+0.2 %). It was broadly steady in the sector of information and communication (+0.1 %). The turnover surged in transportation and storage (+4.6 %) due to the exceptional jump in the sector of passenger land transport except train (+14.1 %) and to the soar of air transport (+4.3 %).

In the last three months, the turnover increased in all the sectors compared to the three previous months : +1.9 % in transportation and storage, +1.3 % in the sector of information and communication, +1.2% in the “wholesale trade...”, +1.0 % in business support activities and +0.7 % in real estate activities.

Compared to the same three months of the previous year, the turnover of the last trimester picked up by 6.1% in transportation and storage. It also rose in the “wholesale trade...” (+4.9 %), in the sector of information and communication (+3.7 %), in real estate activities (+2.5 %) and in business support activities (+1.0 %).

The SA-WDA evolution in June has been revised by –0.8 point in transportation and storage. The decrease, initially announced at –0,3 %, has been corrected at –1.1 % ; the sector of passenger land transport except train has notably been revised. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been corrected by +0.3 point in the sector information and communication, by +0.2 point in business support activities and by +0.1 point in “wholesale trade...”. It has been confirmed in real estate activities.

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 July/ June June/ May q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.9 0.1 1.2 4.9
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 1.0 0.5 0.1 1.7
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 2.3 2.0 3.6 2.0
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 1.7 –0.8 1.2 4.7
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.5 –0.7 1.2 4.2
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 1.1 0.3 1.0 4.1
Other specialised wholesale 193 –0.1 0.1 1.6 11.1
H Transportation and storage 1000 4.6 –1.1 1.9 6.1
J Information and communication 1000 0.1 0.3 1.3 3.7
L Real estate activities 1000 0.4 0.2 0.7 2.5
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.2 0.5 1.0 1.0
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.1 0.8 0.8 0.3
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.5 0.0 1.5 2.5
  • (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