In December 2010, the turnover bounced in information and communication and in business support activitiesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - December 2010

In December 2010, the turnover rose in the sector of information and communication (+0.5%) and in business support activities (+0.5%). It was almost stable in real estate activities (+0.1%). Conversely, it slightly declined in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.3%) and in transportation and storage (–0.2%).

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

In December 2010, the turnover rose in the sector of information and communication (+0.5%) and in business support activities (+0.5%). It was almost stable in real estate activities (+0.1%). Conversely, it slightly declined in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.3%) and in transportation and storage (–0.2%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover increased : by 2.1% in the “wholesale trade...”, by 0.8% in real estate activities, and by 0.7% in the sector of information and communication and in business support activities. Conversely, it dropped in transportation and storage (–1.5%).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover picked up by 8.7% in the “wholesale trade...” and by 6.4% in transportation and storage. It also grew in the sector of information and communication (+3.6%), in business support activities (+3.6%) and in real estate activities (+2.7%).

The SA-WDA evolution in November has been revised by –0.2 point in the sector of information and communication, by –0.1 point in transportation and storage and by +0.1 point in the “wholesale trade...”. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been confirmed in the sector of business support activities and 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 Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.2 1.4 2.1 8.7
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 –0.6 0.5 2.9 6.0
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 0.1 3.9 5.8 21.8
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –1.3 1.1 1.3 6.6
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.1 0.3 0.8 5.0
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 1.4 –0.3 1.4 8.8
Other specialized wholesale 193 –0.4 4.1 2.5 12.1
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.3 2.6 –1.5 6.4
J Information and communication 1000 0.5 –0.5 0.7 3.6
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 0.3 0.8 2.7
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.5 –0.3 0.7 3.6
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.2 –0.2 0.5 2.2
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.9 –0.1 1.1 6.0
  • (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