In March 2013, the turnover declined in the wholesale trade and business servicesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - March 2013

In March 2013, the turnover declined in information and communication (–2.3%), in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.1%), in business support activities (–1.0%) and in transportation and storage (–0.8%). It was steady in real estate activities (0.0%).

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  1. Revisions

Every index in this issue is in value, seasonally and working-day adjusted (SA-WDA).

In March 2013, the turnover declined in information and communication (–2.3%), in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.1%), in business support activities (–1.0%) and in transportation and storage (–0.8%). It was steady in real estate activities (0.0%).

Over the first quarter 2013, the turnover fell in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–1.0%, q-o-q), in transportation and storage (–0.4%) and in business support activities (–0.4%). Conversely, it rose in real estate activities (+0.9%). It was broadly steady in information and communication (+0.2%).

Over the year 2013, the turnover grew in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.1%, y-o-y) and in transportation and storage (+0.5%). It was broadly steady in information and communication (–0.2%), in real estate activities (–0.2%) and in business support activities (–0.2%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The evolution in February has been revised by –1.8 point in transportation and storage. The variation, announced at +0.1% last month, has been corrected at –1.7%. In the same period, the evolution has been revised by –0.3 point in business support activities and by –0.2 point in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in information and communication and in real estate activities.

Tab1_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services

SA-WDA value, Base year 2010
Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
Change in %
Nace classification Weight March/Feb. Feb./ Jan. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –1.1 –0.9 –1.0 1.1
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.8 –1.7 –0.4 0.5
J Information and communication 1000 –2.3 0.9 0.2 –0.2
L Real estate activities 1000 0.0 0.5 0.9 –0.2
M+N Business support activities 1000 –1.0 0.3 –0.4 –0.2
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 –0.7 0.8 0.2 0.2
N Administrative and support service activities 421 –1.2 –0.5 –1.1 –0.6
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.
  • Source: INSEE