In November 2010, the turnover rose in transportation and storage and in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - November 2010

In November 2010, the turnover surged in the sector of transportation and storage (+2.7 %), after a fall of 2.7 % in October 2010. It also grew in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.3 %) and, to a lesser extent, in real state activities (+0.3 %). On the contrary, it slightly dipped in the sector of information and communication (–0.3 %) and in business support activities (–0.3 %).

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

In November 2010, the turnover surged in the sector of transportation and storage (+2.7 %), after a fall of 2.7 % in October 2010. It also grew in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.3 %) and, to a lesser extent, in real state activities (+0.3 %). On the contrary, it slightly dipped in the sector of information and communication (–0.3 %) and in business support activities (–0.3 %).

In the last three months, the turnover grew compared to three previous months : +2.3 % in the “wholesale trade...”, +0.9 % in real estate activities, +0.6 % in the sector of information and communication and +0.6 % in business support activities. Conversely, it slightly slipped in transportation and storage (–0.2 %).

Compared to the three same months of the previous year, the turnover picked up in the “wholesale trade...” (+8.7 %) and in transportation and storage (+7.0 %). It also grew in the sector of information and communication (+3.9 %), in business support activities (+3.3 %) and in real estate activities (+2.9 %).

The SA-WDA evolution in October has been revised by –1.0 point in transportation and storage.The increase, initially announced at –1.7 %, is corrected at –2.7 %. This revision is due to the re-estimation of the SA-WDA coefficients. In the same period, the evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in the sectors of the “wholesale trade... and business support activities. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in the sector of information and communication and in real state 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 Nov./ Oct. Oct./ Sept. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.3 0.5 2.3 8.7
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.5 2.4 2.5 5.6
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 3.0 –0.2 7.1 19.5
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 1.1 0.8 1.9 7.0
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.3 0.4 0.9 4.7
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 –0.4 0.3 1.3 8.1
Other specialised wholesale 193 4.0 –1.3 3.2 13.9
H Transportation and storage 1000 2.7 –2.7 –0.2 7.0
J Information and communication 1000 –0.3 1.1 0.6 3.9
L Real estate activities 1000 0.3 0.2 0.9 2.9
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.3 0.8 0.6 3.3
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.2 0.8 0.2 1.6
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –0.2 0.6 1.4 6.3
  • (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