In December 2011, the turnover rose in real estate activities but fell in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - December 2011

In December 2011, the turnover rose in real estate activities (+1.9 %), in information and communication (+0.7 %) and in transportation and storage (+0.5 %). It declined in the wholesale trade (–1.1 %) after an increase in November 2011. It was steady in business support activities (0.0 %).

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  1. Revisions

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

In December 2011, the turnover rose in real estate activities (+1.9 %), in information and communication (+0.7 %) and in transportation and storage (+0.5 %). It declined in the wholesale trade (–1.1 %) after an increase in November 2011. It was steady in business support activities (0.0 %).

Compared to Q3 2011 (q-o-q), the turnover of Q4 2011 rose in the wholesale trade (+0.7 %), in transportation and storage (+0.7 %), in real estate activities (+0.7 %) and in business support activities (+0.4 %). It was broadly stable in information and communication (–0.1 %).

Compared to Q4 2010 (y-o-y), the turnover of Q4 2011 grew in the wholesale trade (+5.6 %), in business support activities (+5.4 %), in transportation and storage (+4.2 %), in information and communication (+3.2 %) and, to a lesser extent, in real estate activities (+0.5 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in November has been revised by –0.3 point in information and communication. The variation, initially announced at +0.3 %, has been corrected at 0.0 %. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in the wholesale trade and in real estate activities. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in transportation and storage and 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 Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –1.1 0.5 0.7 5.6
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.2 2.5 2.5 7.4
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –5.1 0.1 0.8 12.5
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –2.1 –2.2 1.1 5.5
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.2 0.6 0.3 2.7
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 0.4 0.8 1.1 4.7
Other specialised wholesale 193 –1.5 1.1 –1.3 5.2
H Transportation and storage 1000 0.5 1.3 0.7 4.2
J Information and communication 1000 0.7 0.0 –0.1 3.2
L Real estate activities 1000 1.9 2.5 0.7 0.5
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.0 –0.4 0.4 5.4
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 –0.4 0.3 1.4 6.2
N Administrative and support service activities 374 0.7 –1.7 –1.3 4.1
  • (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