In March 2012, the turnover fell in information and communication and in business support activitiesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - March 2012

In March 2012, the turnover decreased in information and communication (–4.1 %) and in business support activities (–2.7 %). On the contrary, it grew in the wholesale trade (+2.0 %), in transportation and storage (+1.3 %) and, to a lesser extent, in real estate activities (+0.3 %).

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  1. Revisions

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

In March 2012, the turnover decreased in information and communication (–4.1 %) and in business support activities (–2.7 %). On the contrary, it grew in the wholesale trade (+2.0 %), in transportation and storage (+1.3 %) and, to a lesser extent, in real estate activities (+0.3 %).

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover rose in information and communication (+1.2 %) and in business support activities (+1.2 %). It was broadly stable in transportation and storage (+0.2 %) and in real estate activities (–0.1 %). It slightly declined in the wholesale trade (–0.3 %).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover rose in business support activities (+4.0 %), in information and communication (+2.0 %), in transportation and storage (+2.0 %), in the wholesale trade (+1.8 %) and, to a lesser extent, in real estate activities (+0.2 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in February has been revised by –0.3 point in the wholesale trade. The variation, initially announced at –0.5 %, has been corrected at –0.8 %. The correction is due to the coefficients SA-WDA’s updating in the sector of the wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by –0.3 point in information and communication, by +0.1 point in transportation and storage, by –0.1 point in real estate activities and by –0.1 point in business support activities.

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight March/Feb. Feb./ Jan. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 2.0 –0.8 –0.3 1.9
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 –1.6 2.9 –0.8 5.7
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 14.0 –9.4 –3.5 0.1
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –0.2 0.8 –0.1 2.6
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.5 0.0 –0.7 1.3
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 0.9 –0.8 1.0 1.9
Other specialised wholesale 193 5.0 –2.2 0.4 –0.6
H Transportation and storage 1000 1.3 –2.3 0.2 2.0
J Information and communication 1000 –4.1 1.7 1.2 2.0
L Real estate activities 1000 0.3 0.0 –0.1 0.2
M+N Business support activities 1000 –2.7 –0.1 0.3 4.0
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.9 –0.2 0.2 4.6
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –5.9 0.0 0.6 3.0
  • (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