In December 2012, the turnover increased in the wholesale trade, in transportation and storage and in business support activitiesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - December 2012

In December 2012, the turnover upturned in the wholesale trade (+2.2%), in transportation and storage (+1.3%) and in business support activities (+1.3%). It also rose in information and communication (+0.9%). It was broadly stable in real estate activities (+0.1%).

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  1. Revisions

Warning : from January 2013, the index of the wholesale trade and business services will be base 2010 and referenced to 2010.

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

In December 2012, the turnover upturned in the wholesale trade (+2.2%), in transportation and storage (+1.3%) and in business support activities (+1.3%). It also rose in information and communication (+0.9%). It was broadly stable in real estate activities (+0.1%).

Over the last quarter 2012, the turnover grew in the wholesale trade (+0.6%, q-o-q), in business support activities (+0.5%) and in information and communication (+0.4%). It was broadly steady in transportation and storage (+0.2%) and stable in real estate activities (0.0%).

Over the last year 2012, the turnover took off in the wholesale trade (+2.3%, y-o-y), in business support activities (+1.8%), in transportation and storage (+1.3%) and in information and communication (+1.1%). On the contrary, it fell in real estate activities (–1.4%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The evolution in November has been revised by +0.3 point in information and communication. The variation, announced at –0.2% last month, has been corrected at +0.1%. In the same period, the evolution has been revised by +0.2 point in the wholesale trade, +0.1 point in real estate activities and –0.1 point in transportation and storage and in business support activities.

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 Dec./ Nov. Nov./ Oct. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 2.2 –1.8 0.6 2.3
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 3.9 0.4 1.3 4.4
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 3.9 0.6 4.5 9.6
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 2.6 –3.8 1.6 3.3
464 Wholesale of household goods 173 2.7 –2.1 0.7 –0.1
465 and 466 Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 2.4 –3.2 –1.2 0.3
467 Other specialised wholesale 193 –1.2 –1.4 –1.2 0.5
H Transportation and storage 1000 1.3 –1.2 0.2 1.3
J Information and communication 1000 0.9 0.1 0.4 1.1
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 0.6 0.0 –1.4
M+N Business support activities 1000 1.3 –0.6 0.5 1.8
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.3 0.2 0.3 1.9
N Administrative and support service activities 374 3.2 –1.9 0.7 1.5
  • (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