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

In February 2012, the turnover declined in transportation and storage (–2.4 %) and in the wholesale trade (–0.5 %) whereas it rose in information and communication (+2.0 %). It was stable in business support activities (+0.0 %) and broadly unchanged in real estate activities (+0.1 %).

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  1. Revisions

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

In February 2012, the turnover declined in transportation and storage (–2.4 %) and in the wholesale trade (–0.5 %) whereas it rose in information and communication (+2.0 %). It was stable in business support activities (+0.0 %) and broadly unchanged in real estate activities (+0.1 %).

Quarter on quarter (q-o-q), the turnover expanded in information and communication (+1.8 %), in real estate activities (+1.6 %), in business support activities (+1.2 %) and in transportation and storage (+0.9 %). Conversely, it fell in the wholesale trade (–0.5 %).

Year on year (y-o-y), the turnover rose in business support activities (+5.4 %), in transportation and storage (+3.7 %), in information and communication (+3.5 %), in the wholesale trade (+2.5 %) and, to a lesser extent, in real estate activities (+0.8 %).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business service

  • Source : INSEE

Revisions

The SA-WDA evolution in January has been revised by +1.1 point in transportation and storage. The variation, initially announced at –0.7 %, has been corrected at +0.4 %. In the same period, the SA-WDA evolution has been revised by +0.1 point in real estate activities, by +0.1 point in business support activities and by –0.1 point in the wholesale trade. The turnover’s variation has been confirmed in information and communication.

Tab1_anglais – Monthly turnover indices

SA-WDA value, Base year 2005
Monthly turnover indices
Change in %
Classification NAF rev. 2 Weight Feb./ Jan. Jan./ Dec. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.5 0.1 –0.5 2.5
Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 166 2.7 –3.0 1.2 6.8
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 62 –6.3 0.6 –5.3 0.0
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 183 0.7 1.5 –1.1 2.6
Wholesale of household goods 173 –0.1 –0.9 –0.5 2.2
Wholesale of professional equipment goods 215 –1.0 1.1 1.2 2.4
Other specialised wholesale 193 –2.1 1.1 –1.1 0.1
H Transportation and storage 1000 –2.4 0.4 0.9 3.7
J Information and communication 1000 2.0 1.0 1.8 3.5
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 –2.2 1.6 0.8
M+N Business support activities 1000 0.0 1.2 1.2 5.4
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 626 0.1 0.4 0.9 5.5
N Administrative and support service activities 374 –0.2 2.8 1.6 5.0
  • (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