In September, the turnover dipped in transportation and storage whereas it grew in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - September 2010

In September 2010, the turnover bounced back in the sector of transportation and storage (–0.9 %), in information and communication (–0.7 %) and in business support activities (–0.4 %). It rose in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.3 %) and in real estate activities (+0.4 %).

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No 298
Paru le : 02/12/2010

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

In September 2010, the turnover bounced back in the sector of transportation and storage (–0.9 %), in information and communication (–0.7 %) and in business support activities (–0.4 %). It rose in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.3 %) and in real estate activities (+0.4 %).

Compared to Q2 2010, the turnover of Q3 2010 expanded in all the sectors : +4.4 % in transportation and storage, +1.6 % in the “wholesale trade...”, +1.5 % in business support activities, +0.9 % in the sector of information and communication and +0.9 % in real estate activities.

Compared to Q3 2009, the turnover of Q3 2010 picked up in transportation and storage (+9.7 %). It also grew in the “wholesale trade...” (+6.7 %), in the sector of information and communication (+5.1 %) in business support activities (+3.2 %) and in real estate activities (+2.6 %).

The SA-WDA evolution in August has been revised by +0.1 point in transportation and storage, in real estate activities and in “wholesale trade...”. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been corrected by –0.1 point in the sector 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 Sept./Aug. Aug./July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.3 –0.4 1.6 6.7
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.4 –0.5 1.1 3.3
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 5.4 –0.7 6.2 11.4
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 1.2 –1.3 1.0 4.9
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.4 –0.1 0.6 4.1
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 1.3 –0.9 1.4 6.2
Other specialised wholesale 193 1.9 0.9 2.1 13.5
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.9 0.4 4.4 9.7
J Information and communication 1000 –0.7 1.2 0.9 5.1
L Real estate activities 1000 0.4 0.2 0.9 2.6
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.4 0.8 1.5 3.2
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.7 0.7 0.8 1.5
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.1 1.0 2.8 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