In August 2012, the turnover declined in real estate activities and in business support activitiesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - August 2012

In August 2012, the turnover went down sharply compared with July in real estate actitivies (–2.6%). It also fell in business support activities (–0.7%) and in transportation and storage (–0.3%). On the contrary, the turnover improved in the wholesale trade (+0.6%) and in information and communication (+0.4%).

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  1. Revisions

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

In August 2012, the turnover went down sharply compared with July in real estate actitivies (–2.6%). It also fell in business support activities (–0.7%) and in transportation and storage (–0.3%). On the contrary, the turnover improved in the wholesale trade (+0.6%) and in information and communication (+0.4%)

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover rose by +1.1% in the wholesale trade, by +0.8% in business support activities, by +0.8% in transportation and storage and by +0.3% in information and communication. On the other hand, it fell off by –0.9% in real estate activities.

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover took off by +2.8% in the wholesale trade, by +2.8% in transportation and storage, by +2.6% in business support activities and by +2.1% in information and communication. It was broadly stable in real estate activities (+0.1%).

Graph1_anglais – Turnover in the wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in July has been revised by +0.4 point in transportation and storage. The variation, announced at +1.2% last month, has been corrected at +1.6%. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by –0.3 point in information and communication, by –0.2 point in business support activities and by +0.1 point in the wholesale trade and in real estate activities.

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

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Aug./ July July/ June q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.6 0.6 1.1 2.8
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.8 1.7 1.8 6.0
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 4.7 4.5 0.1 0.4
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 1.8 –0.2 0.6 2.7
464 Wholesale of household goods 173 0.0 –0.3 0.9 0.7
465 and 466 Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 –0.8 –1.8 1.9 4.6
467 Other specialised wholesale 193 –0.6 2.1 0.7 1.3
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.3 1.6 0.8 2.8
J Information and communication 1000 0.4 –1.5 0.3 2.1
L Real estate activities 1000 –2.6 0.0 –0.9 0.1
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.7 0.7 0.8 2.6
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –1.1 0.2 0.5 3.0
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –0.1 1.8 1.3 1.7
  • (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