In September 2014, the turnover increased in information and communicationTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - September 2014

In September 2014, the turnover increased in information and communication (+0.6%) and grew slightly in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2%). Conversely it shrank slightly in transportation and storage (–0.2%) and in real estate activities (–0.2%). It held almost steady in business support activities (–0.1%).

Every index in this issue is in value (tax excluded), seasonally and working day adjusted (SA-WDA). The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

In September 2014, the turnover increased in information and communication (+0.6%) and grew slightly in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.2%). Conversely it shrank slightly in transportation and storage (–0.2%) and in real estate activities (–0.2%). It held almost steady in business support activities (–0.1%).

Graph1_anglais – Turnover in thewholesale trade and business services

  • Source: INSEE

Slight increase in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles

In September, the turnover of the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles increased slightly (+0.2%) after an increase in August (+0.6%). It rose in the wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco (+1.3%), in the wholesale on a fee or contract basis (+1.1%) and in other specialised wholesale (+0.6%). Inversely, it diminished in the wholesale of household goods (–0.5%). The turnover of the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles went up over the last quarter (+0.5%) and decreased slightly over the year (–0.2).

Slight drop in transportation and storage

In September, the turnover of transportation and storage dropped slightly (–0.2%) after an almost stability in August (+0.1%). It tumbled strongly in air transport (–22.3%) due to social movements. By contrast it increased in warehousing and support activities for transportation (+2.1%), land transport and transport via pipelines (+1.7%), and in water transport (+3.0%).

The turnover of transportation and storage held steady over the last quarter and decreased over the year (–0.4%).

Slight decline in real estate activities

The turnover of real estate activities declined slightly in September (–0.2%) after remaining nearly stable in August (+0.1%). It held almost steady over the last quarter (–0.1%) and icreased over the year (+1.5%).

Tab1_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services

SA-WDA value, Base year 2010
Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
Change in %
Nace classification Weight Sept./Aug. Aug./July q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 0.2 0.6 0.5 –0.2
H Transportation and storage 1000 –0.2 0.1 0.0 –0.4
J Information and communication 1000 0.6 0.6 –0.1 0.2
L Real estate activities 1000 –0.2 0.1 –0.1 1.5
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.1 0.8 1.2 2.0
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 0.0 0.5 0.9 2.1
N Administrative and support service activities 421 –0.3 1.3 1.5 1.8
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • (2) Year-on-year : last three months / same three months of previous year
  • The codes correspond to different levels of aggregation of the NACE classification.
  • Source: INSEE

New increase in information and communication

In September, the turnover of information and communication improved once again (+0.6% after +0.6% in August). It went up in computer programming consultancy and related activities (+1.4%), in programming and broadcasting activities (+5.7%), in telecommunications (+0.3%) and in information service activities (+1.5%). On the contrary, it plummeted in publishing activities (–2.1%) and marginally fell in motion picture, video and television programme production (–0.2%).

The turnover of information and communication levelled off over the last quarter (–0.1%) and grew slightly over the year (+0.2%).

Near stability in business support activities

The turnover of business support activities held almost steady in September (–0.1%) after an increase in August (+0.8%). It shrank slightly in administrative and support service activities (–0.3%) : it diminished in office administrative, office support and other business support activities (–1.9%) but increased in employment activities (+1.3%) and in services to buildings and landscape activities (+1.5%). The turnover remained stable in professional, scientific and technical activities : it rose in activities of head office (+1.2%) while it diminished in legal and accounting activities (–2.2%) and in architectural and engineering activities (–0.7%). The turnover in business support activities improved over the last quarter (+1.2%) and over the year (+2.0%).

Revisions

The change in August was revised by –0.2 point in transportation and storage. Initially calculated at +0.3%, it was revised at +0.1%. That same month, the change was revised by –0.1 point in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and by +0.1 point in information and communication and real estate activities. It remained unchanged in business support activities.

Tab2_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services

SA-WDA value, Base year 2010
Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
Change in %
Nace Classification Weight Sept. 2014 Sept./Aug. Aug./July q-o-q (1)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 111.2 0.2 0.6 0.5
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 152 119.4 1.1 0.0 0.2
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 54 115.3 –0.9 –5.1 1.6
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 170 113.1 1.3 0.6 –0.5
464 Wholesale of household goods 207 107.3 –0.5 1.6 0.6
465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment 61 102.3 –0.3 1.7 0.7
466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies 125 113.0 –0.3 2.0 0.3
467 Other specialised wholesale 197 107.6 0.6 0.0 1.4
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 34 112.1 –1.9 2.9 0.2
H Transportation and storage 1000 106.5 –0.2 0.1 0.0
49 Land transport and transport via pipelines 407 109.5 1.7 0.2 0.4
50 Water transport 73 111.7 3.0 –4.3 0.0
51 Air transport 91 84.1 –22.3 2.9 –3.8
52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation 360 109.0 2.1 0.6 0.3
53 Postal and courier activities 69 99.3 2.1 –2.6 1.0
J Information and communication 1000 103.3 0.6 0.6 –0.1
58 Publishing activities 158 103.9 –2.1 1.9 1.4
59 Motion picture, video and television programme production… 76 102.5 –0.2 3.8 –1.7
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 61 107.6 5.7 –3.7 –3.7
61 Telecommunications 396 93.1 0.3 1.3 –0.6
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 251 115.9 1.4 –0.3 0.3
63 Information service activities 58 112.6 1.5 –2.0 2.3
L Real estate activities 1000 102.7 –0.2 0.1 –0.1
681 Buying and selling of own real estate 96 78.4 –4.5 –0.4 –5.6
682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate 691 106.1 0.0 –0.1 0.7
683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis 213 102.4 0.9 0.9 –0.5
M+N Business support activities 1000 112.0 –0.1 0.8 1.2
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 111.8 0.0 0.5 0.9
69 Legal and accounting activities 90 106.9 –2.2 1.4 1.2
70 Activities of head offices… 219 118.9 1.2 –1.1 1.3
71 Architectural and engineering activities… 151 109.4 –0.7 1.5 0.8
72 Scientific research and development 26 106.7 1.0 2.8 –0.3
73 Advertising and market research 68 101.9 0.1 1.3 –0.8
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 19 113.2 –0.9 3.3 1.2
75 Veterinary activities 6 117.4 1.7 0.5 2.0
N Administrative and support service activities 421 112.2 –0.3 1.3 1.5
77 Rental and leasing activities 98 110.5 –0.2 0.9 0.7
78 Employment activities 80 110.2 1.3 0.6 1.0
79 Travel agency, tour operator… 42 107.1 –0.8 1.5 4.4
80 Security and investigation activities 21 117.9 0.5 2.8 2.2
81 Services to buildings and landscape activities 50 112.0 1.5 1.0 0.5
82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities 131 115.3 –1.9 1.7 1.8
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE