In January 2013, the turnover fell in business support activities and in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcyclesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - January 2013

In January 2013, the turnover fell in business support activities (–1.1%) and in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.4%). On the contrary, it took off slightly in transportation and storage (+0.5%) and in real estate activities (+0.3%). It was steady in information and communication (0.0%).

Warning : from January 2013, the index of the wholesale trade and business services is based 2010 and referenced to 2010.

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

In January 2013, the turnover fell in business support activities (–1.1%) and in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.4%). On the contrary, it took off slightly in transportation and storage (+0.5%) and in real estate activities (+0.3%). It was steady in information and communication (0.0%).

Over the quarter (q-o-q), the turnover rose in real estate activities (+1.1%), in business support activities (+0.6%), in transportation and storage (+0.6%) and in information and communication (+0.4%). It was stable in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (0.0%).

Year-on-year (y-o-y), the turnover went up in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.4%), in transportation and storage (+1.0%), in information and communication (+0.9%) and in business support activities (+0.6%). Conversely, it declined in real estate activities (–1.6%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions : rebasing, base 2005 to base 2010

The noticed revisions are mainly explained by rebasing. The evolution in December has been revised by +0.5 point in business support activities. The variation, announced at +1.3% last month, has been corrected at +1.8%. In the same period, the evolution has been revised by –0.4 point in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles.

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 Jan./ Dec. Dec./ Nov. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.4 1.8 0.0 2.4
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 152 –3.1 3.1 0.9 5.1
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 54 –0.2 3.7 3.9 12.4
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 170 –1.3 2.1 –0.6 2.7
464 Wholesale of household goods 207 –0.7 3.0 0.7 0.3
465 and 466 Wholesale of professional equipment goods 186 2.2 2.6 –0.5 0.2
467 Other specialised wholesale 197 –0.1 –1.9 –2.1 0.7
H Transportation and storage 1000 0.5 1.4 0.6 1.0
J Information and communication 1000 0.0 1.1 0.4 0.9
L Real estate activities 1000 0.3 0.2 1.1 –1.6
M+N Business support activities 1000 –1.1 1.8 0.6 0.6
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 –0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5
N Administrative and support service activities 421 –2.1 3.9 0.8 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