In October 2010, the turnover decreased in transportation and storage but increased in the other sectorsTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - October 2010

In October 2010, the turnover dropped in the sector of transportation and storage (–1.7 %), especially due to strikes over pension reform. On the contrary, it grew in information and communication (+1.1 %), in business support activities (+0.7 %) and, to a lesser extent, in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 %). The turnover was broadly steady in real estate activities (+0.2 %).

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No 5
Paru le : 04/01/2011

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

In October 2010, the turnover dropped in the sector of transportation and storage (–1.7 %), especially due to strikes over pension reform. On the contrary, it grew in information and communication (+1.1 %), in business support activities (+0.7 %) and, to a lesser extent, in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4 %). The turnover was broadly steady in real estate activities (+0.2 %).

In the last three months, the turnover expanded compared to three previous months : +1.8 % in transportation and storage, +1.4 % in the “wholesale trade...”, +1.2 % in the sector of information and communication, +1.1 % in business support activities and +0.9 % in real estate activities.

Compared to the three same months of the previous year, the turnover also increased : +7.5 % in transportation and storage, +7.3 % in the “wholesale trade...”, +5.3 % in the sector of information and communication, +3.4 % in business support activities and +2.8 % in real estate activities.

The SA-WDA evolution in September has been revised by +0.1 point in real estate activities and by –0.1 point in transportation and storage. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been confirmed in the “wholesale trade...”, in the sector of information and communication and in business support 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 Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.4 1.3 1.4 7.3
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 2.3 0.4 1.7 4.5
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –0.2 5.3 5.7 14.1
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 0.8 1.2 0.7 5.7
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.4 0.3 0.6 4.1
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 0.2 1.5 1.0 6.9
Other specialised wholesale 193 –1.5 1.8 1.7 12.9
H Transportation and storage 1000 –1.7 –1.0 1.8 7.5
J Information and communication 1000 1.1 –0.7 1.2 5.3
L Real estate activities 1000 0.2 0.5 0.9 2.8
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.7 –0.4 1.1 3.4
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.8 –0.7 0.9 2.0
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.5 0.0 1.5 6.1
  • (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