In October 2011, the turnover fell in real estate activities and in information and communicationTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - October 2011

In October 2011, the turnover declined in real estate activities (–1.5 %), in information and communication (–1.1 %) and in transportation and storage (–0.8 %). On the contrary, it rose in the wholesale trade (+1.4 %) and in business support activities (+0.5 %).

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  1. Revisions

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

In October 2011, the turnover declined in real estate activities (–1.5 %), in information and communication (–1.1 %) and in transportation and storage (–0.8 %). On the contrary, it rose in the wholesale trade (+1.4 %) and in business support activities (+0.5 %)

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover rose in business support activities (+1.3 %), in the wholesale trade (+0.9 %) and in information and communication (+0.7 %). Conversely, it declined in real estate activities (–1.6 %) and it was broadly stable in transportation and storage (–0.1 %).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover picked up by 7.3 % in the wholesale trade and by 6.5 % in business support activities. To a lesser extent, it also increased in transportation and storage (+3.3 %) and in information and communication (+2.2 %). It fell in real estate activities (–1.6 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in September has been revised by +0.4 point in business support activities. The decrease, initially announced at –1.4 %, is corrected at –1.0 %. This correction is due to the coefficients SA-WDA’s updating in the sector of architectural and engineering activities. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in real estate activities and by –0.1 point in the wholesale trade. In the same period, the turnover’s variation has been confirmed in transportation and storage and in information and communication.

Tableau 1 – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Oct./ Sept. Sept./ Aug. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.4 –1.7 0.9 7.3
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 1.1 –1.4 2.4 7.9
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 4.7 –2.2 0.3 17.9
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 5.3 –3.4 1.6 7.3
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.8 –0.8 1.0 3.4
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 0.0 –0.3 0.9 5.4
Other specialised wholesale 193 0.1 –2.3 –0.7 8.3
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.8 0.5 –0.1 3.3
J Information and communication 1000 –1.1 0.7 0.7 2.2
L Real estate activities 1000 –1.5 0.2 –1.6 –0.6
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.5 –1.0 1.3 6.5
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.8 –0.4 1.1 6.2
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.2 –2.2 1.4 7.0
  • (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