In February 2011, the turnover increased in transportation and storage, in the wholesale trade and business support activitiesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - February 2011

In February 2011, the turnover rose in transportation and storage (+0.9%), in the “wholesale trade…” (+0.7%) and in business support activities (+0.6%). It was broadly steady in real estate activities (+0.1%) whereas it dropped in information and communication (–3.1%), after a noticeably growth in January (+5.5%).

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

In February 2011, the turnover rose in transportation and storage (+0.9%), in the “wholesale trade…” (+0.7%) and in business support activities (+0.6%). It was broadly steady in real estate activities (+0.1%) whereas it dropped in information and communication (–3.1%), after a noticeably growth in January (+5.5%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover increased : by 3.3% in the “wholesale trade...”, by 1.5% in business support activities, by 1.3% in transportation and storage, by 1.0% in information and communication and by 0.5% in real estate activities.

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover picked up by 10.5% in the “wholesale trade...”, by 5.4 % in business support activities and by 5.2% in transportation and storage. It also was up in information and communication (+3.0%) and in real estate activities (+2.1%).

The SA-WDA evolution in January has been revised by +0.7 point in information and communication. The increase, initially announced at +4.8%, is corrected at +5.5%. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.4 point in transportation and storage, by –0.3 point in real estate activities and by +0.2 point in business support activities. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in real estate activities.

The revisions of the SA-WDA evolution in January are due to the raw serie’s revision.

Tableau 1 – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.7 2.7 3.3 10.5
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 1.4 –0.4 1.0 5.4
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 1.4 5.7 7.2 31.6
Wholesale of food. beverages and tobacco 183 1.3 2.0 2.2 6.8
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.1 0.1 –0.3 4.1
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 –2.5 5.1 4.7 11.8
Other specialized wholesale 193 3.2 5.4 6.8 16.3
H Transportation and storage 1000 0.9 0.1 1.3 5.2
J Information and communication 1000 –3.1 5.5 1.0 3.0
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 –0.1 0.5 2.1
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.6 1.1 1.5 5.4
M Professional. scientific and technical activities 626 1.6 0.0 1.4 4.3
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –1.1 2.8 1.7 7.3
  • (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