In May, the turnover increased in the wholesale trade and business services, particularly in transportation and storage (+1.0 %)Turnover in the wholesale trade and business services - May 2010

In May 2010, the turnover grew in transportation and storage (+1.0 %) and, to a lesser extent, in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 %), in business support activities (+0.3 %) and in real state activities (+0.2 %). It was broadly steady in information and communication (+0.0 %) whereas it bounced in April (+2.1 %).

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No 200
Paru le : 02/08/2010

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

In May 2010, the turnover grew in transportation and storage (+1.0 %) and, to a lesser extent, in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 %), in business support activities (+0.3 %) and in real state activities (+0.2 %). It was broadly steady in information and communication (+0.0 %) whereas it bounced in April (+2.1 %).

On a quarterly basis, the turnover increased in transportation and storage (+2.7 %, q-o-q), in the “wholesale trade…” (+1.8 %), in information and communication (+1.7 %). Since October 2009, it bounced in this three sectors. In the last three months, the turnover growth was subdued in real estate activities (+0.6 %) and weak 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 transportation and storage (+3.8 %, y-o-y), in information and communication (+3.1 %) and in the “wholesale trade…” (+2.7 %), boosted by the soar in the other specialised wholesale (+8.6 %). It also increased in real estate activities (+2.3 %). Conversely, it declined in business support activities (–0.9 %).

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 May/ April April/ March q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.4 0.2 1.8 2.7
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 –0.4 1.4 –0.9 1.3
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 0.1 –0.2 2.3 –5.6
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 0.5 0.4 2.0 4.1
Wholesale of household goods 173 1.0 0.0 1.8 3.1
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 0.1 –0.7 1.7 0.2
Other specialised wholesale 193 0.8 0.3 3.9 8.6
H Transportation and storage 1000 1.0 0.3 2.7 3.8
J Information and communication 1000 0.0 2.1 1.7 3.1
L Real estate activities 1000 0.2 0.2 0.6 2.3
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.3 0.5 0.2 –0.9
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.1 0.6 –0.3 –1.4
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.9 0.5 1.0 0.0
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.