In January 2011, the turnover increased in information and communication and in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - January 2011

In January 2011, the turnover rose in information and communication (+4.8%), in the “wholesale trade…” (+2.7%) and in business support activities (+0.9%). It slightly grew in real estate activities (+0.2%). It declined in transportation and storage (–0.3%).

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

In January 2011, the turnover rose in information and communication (+4.8%), in the “wholesale trade…” (+2.7%) and in business support activities (+0.9%). It slightly grew in real estate activities (+0.2%). It declined in transportation and storage (–0.3%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover increased : by 3.5% in the “wholesale trade...”, by 0.5% in real estate activities, by 0.3% in information and communication and by 0.2% in business support activities. It was broadly stable in transportation and storage (–0.1%).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover soared by 10.0% in the “wholesale trade...” and by 6.6 % in transportation and storage. It also gained in business support activities (+4.2%), in information and communication (+2.6%) and in real estate activities (+1.8%).

From now on, turnover indices are seasonally and working-day adjusted with X12-ARIMA and no longer with TRAMO-SEATS. Due to this change and to the update of all the SA-WDA models, revisions are higher than usual.

The SA-WDA evolution in December has been revised by –1.2 point in information and communication, +0.6 point in business support activities, –0.3 point in the “wholesale trade...”. and –0.2 point in transportation and storage. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been confirmed in real estate activities.

Tableau 1 – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 2,7 –0,5 3,5 10,0
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 –0,1 –1,2 2,4 6,1
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 5,2 –0,1 9,5 29,8
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 1,9 –1,3 2,2 6,6
Wholesale of household goods 173 0,0 –1,6 0,8 5,1
Wholesale of professional equipement goods 215 4,8 2,4 4,5 11,2
Other specialised wholesale 193 4,8 –1,3 5,1 13,6
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0,3 –0,5 –0,1 6,6
J Information and communication 1000 4,8 –0,7 0,3 2,6
L Real estate activities 1000 0,2 0,1 0,5 1,8
M+N Business support activities 1000 0,9 –0,1 0,2 4,2
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0,4 0,5 –0,5 2,5
N Administrative and support service activities 374 3,4 –1,1 1,4 7,2
  • (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