In May 2012, the turnover rose in the wholesale trade, in transportation and storage and in information and communicationTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - May 2012

In May 2012, the turnover grew in the wholesale trade (+1.9 %), in transportation and storage (+1.3 %) and in information and communication (+1.2 %). It slightly declined in real estate activities (–0.3 %) and was broadly stable in business support activities (–0.1 %).

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  1. Revisions

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

In May 2012, the turnover grew in the wholesale trade (+1.9 %), in transportation and storage (+1.3 %) and in information and communication (+1.2 %). It slightly declined in real estate activities (–0.3 %) and was broadly stable in business support activities (–0.1 %).

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover increased in the wholesale trade (+1.3 %) and in transportation and storage (+0.7 %). It was broadly stable in real estate activities (+0.2 %), in information and communication (+0.1 %) and in business support activities (+0.1 %).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover grew in business support activities (+3.1 %), in information and communication (+3.0 %), in the wholesale trade (+2.3 %), in transportation and storage (+1.9 %) and in real estate activities (+1.3 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in April has been revised by +0.2 point in real estate activities and in information and communication. The variations, respectively announced at +0.5 % and +3.2 % last month, have been corrected at +0.7 % and +3.4 %. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in the wholesale trade and in transportation and storage.

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight May/ April April/ March q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 1.9 –0.8 1.3 2.3
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 3.5 1.9 1.3 6.8
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 7.9 –7.4 4.0 1.9
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 1.3 1.2 2.3 3.5
Wholesale of household goods 173 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.5
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 0.7 –1.6 –0.6 1.1
Other specialised wholesale 193 1.0 –2.5 2.1 –0.1
H Transportation and storage 1000 1.3 0.3 0.7 1.9
J Information and communication 1000 1.2 3.4 0.1 3.0
L Real estate activities 1000 –0.3 0.7 0.2 1.3
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.1 3.4 0.1 3.1
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.2 2.2 0.6 3.8
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –0.4 5.7 –0.9 1.7
  • (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