In June 2015, the turnover improved in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - June 2015
In June 2015, the turnover improved in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4%), in information and communication (+0.6%) and in transportation and storage (+0.3%). Conversely, it declined in real estate activities (–0.5%). It was virtually stable 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 June 2015, the turnover improved in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.4%), in information and communication (+0.6%) and in transportation and storage (+0.3%). Conversely, it declined in real estate activities (–0.5%). It was virtually stable in business support activities (+0.1%)
Further increase in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
In June, the turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles increased slightly again (+0.4% after +0.3% in May). It went up in particular in the wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco (+1.6%), in the wholesale on a fee or contract basis (+1.0%) as well as in the non specialised wholesale trade (+2.6%). On the contrary, it decreased in the wholesale of information and communication equipment (–3.1%). The turnover of the wholesale trade improved over the last quarter (+0.9%) and held steady over the year (0.0%).
Slight increase in transportation and storage
In June, the turnover of transportation and storage improved slightly (+0.3%) after a virtual stability in May (+0.1%). It increased in land transport and transport via pipelines (+1.4%) and more sharply in postal and courier activities (+8.4%). Conversely, it decreased very strongly in air transports (–5.0%) and more moderately in warehousing and support activities for transportation (–0.6%) and in water transport (–0.5%).
The turnover of transportation and storage was virtually stable over the last quarter (–0.1%) and improved over the year (+1.7%).
Decrease in real estate activities
In June, the turnover of real estate activities fell back (–0.5%) after four consecutive monthly increases. It rose over the last quarter (+1.8%) and over the year (+2.9%).
tableau Tab1_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace classification||Weight||June/May||May/ April||q-o-q (1)||y-o-y (2)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||0.4||0.3||0.9||0.0|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||0.3||0.1||–0.1||1.7|
|J Information and communication||1000||0.6||–0.7||0.9||2.2|
|L Real estate activities||1000||–0.5||0.6||1.8||2.9|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||0.1||0.1||1.1||2.2|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||579||0.3||0.4||2.0||2.9|
|N Administrative and support service activities||421||–0.1||–0.2||0.0||1.2|
- (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
Increase in information and communication
In June, the turnover of information and communication recovered (+0.6% after –0.7% in May). It bounced back in telecommunications (+1.5%), in programming and broadcasting activities (+3.4%), in computer programming, consultancy and related activities (+0.4%) and in motion picture, video and television programme production (+0.9%). On the contrary, it diminished in publishing activities (–2.2%). It was stable in information service activities.
The turnover of information and communication increased over the last quarter (+0.9%) and over the year (+2.2%).
Near stability in business support activities
In June, the turnover of business support activities remained almost unchanged once again (+0.1%).
The turnover went up slightly in professional, scientific and technical activities (+0.3%), thanks particulary to an increase in advertising and market research (+2.4%) and in legal and accounting activities (+0.8%) despite a fall in activities of head offices (–0.8%). The turnover in administrative and support service activities was virtually stable (–0.1%): in particular, it decreased in office administrative, office support and other business support activities (–1.3%) and in travel agencies (-1,1%) while it improved in services to buildings and landscape activities (+1.2%), in security and investigation activities (+2.7%) and in rental and leasing activities (+0.6%).
The turnover of business support activities improved over the last quarter (+1.1%) and over the year (+2.2%).
The variation in May 2015 was revised by +0.2 points in transportation and storage. Initially calculated at –0.1%, it was revised at +0.1%. That same month the variation was revised by +0.1 points in information and communication and in real estate activities. It remained unchanged in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and in business support activities.
tableau Tab2_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace Classification||Weight||June 2015||June/May||May/April||q-o-q (1)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||110.5||0.4||0.3||0.9|
|461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis||152||118.2||1.0||–0.5||1.4|
|462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals||54||117.7||0.5||–2.6||–1.6|
|463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco||170||113.7||1.6||–0.6||1.3|
|464 Wholesale of household goods||207||108.5||–0.2||0.9||0.8|
|465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment||61||101.5||–3.1||4.5||0.3|
|466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies||125||112.8||0.1||–0.1||1.3|
|467 Other specialised wholesale||197||102.2||0.1||1.4||0.7|
|469 Non specialised wholesale trade||34||114.8||2.6||0.0||2.1|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||108.9||0.3||0.1||–0.1|
|49 Land transport and transport via pipelines||407||109.5||1.4||–0.6||0.1|
|50 Water transport||73||125.9||–0.5||4.7||3.4|
|51 Air transport||91||104.7||–5.0||0.4||1.6|
|52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation||360||107.3||–0.6||–0.1||–0.9|
|53 Postal and courier activities||69||100.7||8.4||–0.5||–3.8|
|J Information and communication||1000||105.3||0.6||–0.7||0.9|
|58 Publishing activities||158||104.7||–2.2||2.1||1.0|
|59 Motion picture, video and television programme production…||76||104.5||0.9||–2.1||–0.4|
|60 Programming and broadcasting activities||61||105.3||3.4||–0.2||–1.5|
|62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities||251||119.5||0.4||0.0||0.3|
|63 Information service activities||58||111.6||0.0||2.4||2.3|
|L Real estate activities||1000||105.1||–0.5||0.6||1.8|
|681 Buying and selling of own real estate||96||84.0||1.9||–1.4||–1.4|
|682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate||691||108.3||–0.8||0.7||2.1|
|683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis||213||104.1||–0.6||0.9||2.2|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||113.2||0.1||0.1||1.1|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||579||114.2||0.3||0.4||2.0|
|69 Legal and accounting activities||90||109.1||0.8||0.0||0.4|
|70 Activities of head offices…||219||120.9||–0.8||–0.5||2.9|
|71 Architectural and engineering activities…||151||112.3||0.2||2.3||2.2|
|72 Scientific research and development||26||109.0||2.7||0.1||2.4|
|73 Advertising and market research||68||104.5||2.4||–0.2||0.0|
|74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities||19||116.3||0.8||0.3||2.9|
|75 Veterinary activities||6||119.7||1.4||0.2||1.1|
|N Administrative and support service activities||421||111.7||–0.1||–0.2||0.0|
|77 Rental and leasing activities||98||112.1||0.6||0.1||0.3|
|78 Employment activities||80||109.7||0.1||–0.2||0.9|
|79 Travel agency, tour operator…||42||103.4||–1.1||1.0||–0.6|
|80 Security and investigation activities||21||117.4||2.7||–0.8||1.1|
|81 Services to buildings and landscape activities||50||110.8||1.2||–1.5||–0.7|
|82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities||131||114.9||–1.3||–0.3||–0.5|
- (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
- Source: INSEE