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In February 2013, the turnover went down in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles but took off in business servicesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - February 2013

In February 2013, the turnover declined in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.7%). On the contrary, it rose in information and communication (+0.9%), in business support activities (+0.6%) and in real estate activities (+0.5%). It was broadly steady in transportation and storage (+0.1%).

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  1. Revisions

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

In February 2013, the turnover declined in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.7%). On the contrary, it rose in information and communication (+0.9%), in business support activities (+0.6%) and in real estate activities (+0.5%). It was broadly steady in transportation and storage (+0.1%).

Over the quarter (q-o-q), the turnover increased in real estate activities (+1.5%), in transportation and storage (+1.3%), in business support activities (+1.2%), in information and communication (+1.2%) and in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.6%).

Year-on-year (y-o-y), the turnover improved in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.9%), in transportation and storage (+1.9%) and, to a lesser extent, in information and communication (+0.6%) and in business support activities (+0.5%). Conversely, it fell off in real estate activities (–0.9%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The evolution in January has been revised by –0.2 point in transportation and storage. The variation, announced at +0.5% last month, has been corrected at +0.3%. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles, in information and communication, in real estate activities and in business support 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 Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.7 –0.4 0.6 2.9
H Transportation and storage 1000 0.1 0.3 1.3 1.9
J Information and communication 1000 0.9 0.0 1.2 0.6
L Real estate activities 1000 0.5 0.3 1.5 –0.9
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.6 –1.1 1.2 0.5
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 1.2 –0.2 0.7 0.4
N Administrative and support service activities 421 –0.2 –2.2 1.8 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