In November 2012, the turnover fell in the wholesale trade and in transportation and storageTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - November 2012

In November 2012, the turnover downturned in the wholesale trade (–2.0%) and in transportation and storage (–1.1%). It declined slightly in business support activities (–0.5%) and in information and communication (–0.2%). On the contrary, it grew in real estate activities (+0.5%).

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  1. Revisions

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

In November 2012, the turnover downturned in the wholesale trade (–2.0%) and in transportation and storage (–1.1%). It declined slightly in business support activities (–0.5%) and in information and communication (–0.2%). On the contrary, it grew in real estate activities (+0.5 %).

Over the quarter (q-o-q), the turnover fell off in real estate activities (–1.4%), in transportation and storage (–0.8%) and in information and communication (–0.5%). It was broadly steady in business support activities (–0.2%) and stable in the wholesale trade (0.0%).

Year-on-year, the turnover went up in the wholesale trade (+1.8%), in business support activities (+1.2%), in transportation and storage (+0.7%) and, to a lesser extent, in information and communication (+0.4 %). On the contrary, it decreased in real estate activities (–1.5 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The evolution in October has been revised by –0.7 point in real estate activities. The variation, announced at +0.8% last month, has been corrected at +0.1%. In the same period, the evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in transportation and storage and in business support activities 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 %
NACE Classification Weight Nov./ Oct. Oct./ Sept. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –2.0 1.6 0.0 1.8
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 0.6 –0.7 0.4 4.3
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –1.1 1.8 5.9 7.1
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 –3.5 4.3 0.3 2.1
464 Wholesale of household goods 173 –2.5 2.9 –1.0 –1.3
465 and 466 Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 –3.1 0.1 –2.2 0.5
467 Other specialised wholesale 193 –1.3 0.8 –0.3 1.3
H Transportation and storage 1000 –1.1 1.8 –0.8 0.7
J Information and communication 1000 –0.2 –0.6 –0.5 0.4
L Real estate activities 1000 0.5 0.1 –1.4 –1.5
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.5 0.6 –0.2 1.2
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.2 –0.3 0.3 2.1
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –1.8 2.5 –1.0 –0.5
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / three previous months.
  • (2) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of the previous year.
  • Source: INSEE