In September 2011, the turnover declined in the wholesale trade and in business support activitiesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - September 2011

In September 2011, the turnover fell in the wholesale trade (–1.6 %) and in business support activities (–1.4 %). Conversely, it rose in information and communication (+0.7 %) and in transportation and storage (+0.5 %). It was broadly stable in real estate activities (+0.1 %).

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  1. Revisions

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

In September 2011, the turnover fell in the wholesale trade (–1.6 %) and in business support activities (–1.4 %). Conversely, it rose in information and communication (+0.7 %) and in transportation and storage (+0.5 %). It was broadly stable in real estate activities (+0.1 %).

Compared to Q2 2011 (q-o-q), the turnover of Q3 2011 rose in the wholesale trade (+0.7 %), in information and communication (+0.7 %), in transportation and storage (+0.6 %) and in business support activities (+0.3 %). Conversely, it declined in real estate activities (–1.1 %).

Compared to Q3 2010 (y-o-y), the turnover of Q3 2011 picked up by 7.5 % in the wholesale trade. It also grew in business support activities (+5.6 %) and, to a lesser extent, in information and communication (+1.8 %), in transportation and storage (+1.7 %) and in real estate activities (+0.4 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in August has been revised by –0.2 point in business support activities. The increase, initially announced at +3.0 %, is corrected at +2.8 %. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.2 point in real estate activities; 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 information and communication.

Tableau 1 – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Sept./ Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –1.6 1.3 0.7 7.5
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 –1.2 2.7 2.5 8.1
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –2.2 –1.5 0.7 19.7
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –3.0 1.9 0.2 5.9
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.8 2.0 0.9 3.8
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 –0.2 1.2 –0.1 5.8
Other specialized wholesale 193 –2.5 0.3 0.4 9.4
H Transportation and storage 1000 0.5 1.0 0.6 1.7
J Information and communication 1000 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.8
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 –0.3 –1.1 0.4
M+N Business support activities 1000 –1.4 2.8 0.3 5.6
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.7 2.6 –0.6 5.3
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –2.7 3.2 1.9 6.2
  • (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