In September 2012, the turnover decreased in transportation and storage and in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - September 2012

In September 2012, the turnover went down compared to August in transportation and storage (–1.6%) and in the wholesale trade (–0.7%). On the contrary, it rose slightly in information and communication (+0.2%). It was broadly stable in real estate actitivies (+0.1%) and in business support activities (–0.1%).

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

In September 2012, the turnover went down compared to August in transportation and storage (–1.6%) and in the wholesale trade (–0.7%). On the contrary, it rose slightly in information and communication (+0.2%). It was broadly stable in real estate actitivies (+0.1%) and in business support activities (–0.1%).

Over the third quarter (q-o-q), the turnover rose by +0.9% in the wholesale trade. It was broadly stable in transportation and storage (+0.2%). Conversely, it declined by –1.6% in real estate activities, by –1.4% in information and communication and, to a lesser extent, by –0.3% in business support activities.

Year-on-year, the turnover went up by +2.7% in the wholesale trade, by +2.1% in transportation and storage, by +1.9% in business support activities and by +0.9% 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 August has been revised by +0.5 point in real estate activities. The variation, announced at –2.6% last month, has been corrected at –2.1%. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by –0.3 point in transportation and storage, by –0.2 point in business support activities and in the wholesale trade and by –0.1 point in information and communication.

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 Sept./Aug. Aug./ July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.7 0.4 0.9 2.7
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.0 0.7 1.7 6.4
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –0.9 5.4 5.7 4.7
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –2.4 1.6 –0.1 2.4
464 Wholesale of household goods 173 –1.7 –0.3 –0.7 –0.7
465 and 466 Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 0.7 –1.5 –0.1 2.6
467 Other specialised wholesale 193 –0.4 –0.5 1.8 1.6
H Transportation and storage 1000 –1.6 –0.6 0.2 2.1
J Information and communication 1000 0.2 0.3 –1.4 0.9
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 –2.1 –1.6 –0.1
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.1 –0.9 –0.3 1.9
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.8 –1.1 –0.3 2.9
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –1.9 –0.5 –0.5 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.
  • The codes correspond to differents levels of aggregation of the classification NAF rev. 2.
  • Source: INSEE