In April 2013, the turnover took off in the wholesale trade and business servicesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - April 2013

In April 2013, the turnover improved in business support activities (+3.4%), in transportation and storage (+2.5%), in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.0%), in information and communication (+2.0%) and, to a lesser extent, in real estate activities (+0.5%).

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  1. Revisions

In April 2013, the turnover improved in business support activities (+3.4%), in transportation and storage (+2.5%), in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.0%), in information and communication (+2.0%) and, to a lesser extent, in real estate activities (+0.5%).

Over the quarter (q-o-q), the turnover rose in real estate activities (+0.9%) and in business support activities (+0.6%). Conversely, it went down in transportation and storage (–0.7%) and in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%). It was broadly steady in information and communication (–0.1%).

Over the year (y-o-y), the turnover increased in business support activities (+1.2%), in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+1.1%) and in transportation and storage (+0.7%). It was broadly stable in information and communication (–0.3%) and in real estate activities (–0.2%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The evolution in March has been revised by +0.2 point in information and communication. The variation, announced at –2.3% last month, has been corrected at –2.1%. In the same period, the evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in business support activities, in transportation and storage 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 April/ March March/Feb. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 2.0 –1.0 –0.6 1.1
H Transportation and storage 1000 2.5 –0.8 –0.7 0.7
J Information and communication 1000 2.0 –2.1 –0.1 –0.3
L Real estate activities 1000 0.5 0.0 0.9 –0.2
M+N Business support activities 1000 3.4 –1.0 0.6 1.2
M Professional. scientific and technical activities 579 3.3 –1.1 1.2 1.8
N Administrative and support service activities 421 3.4 –0.9 –0.1 0.3
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / three same months of the previous year.
  • Source: INSEE