In November 2014, the turnover increased in transportation and storage but decreased in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - November 2014

In November 2014, the turnover increased in transportation and storage (+1.4%) and in information and communication (+0.4%). It held almost steady in real estate activities (+0.1%) and in business support activities (–0.1%). Conversely, it decreased in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%).

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 November 2014, the turnover increased in transportation and storage (+1.4%) and in information and communication (+0.4%). It held almost steady in real estate activities (+0.1%) and in business support activities (–0.1%). Conversely, it decreased in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.6%).

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source: INSEE

Increase in transportation and storage

In November, the turnover of transportation and storage improved strongly (+1.4%) after a slight increase in October (+0.3%). It shot up in air transport (+18.1%) bouncing back to its August’s level after the dramatic drop of September. It also increased in land transport and transport via pipelines (+0.7%), in water transport (+1.6%) and in postal and courier activities (+0.5%). Conversely, it fell in warehousing and support activities for transportation (–1.1%).

The turnover of transportation and storage went up over the last three months (+0.6%) as well as over the year (+0.8%).

Decrease in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles

In November, the turnover of the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles went on declining (–0.6% after –1.4% in October). It fell in other specialised wholesale (–2.0%), in the wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals (–3.1%), in the wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies (–0.9%) and in the wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco (–0.5%). On the contrary, it bounced back in the wholesale of information and communication equipment (+2.4%).

The turnover of the wholesale trade declined over the last three months (–0.9%) but also over the year (–0.9%).

Near stability in real estate activities

The turnover of real estate activities remained almost steady in November (+0.1%) as in October. It declined over the last three months (–0.5%) but also over the year (–0.3%).

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 Nov./Oct. Oct./ Sept. q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0.6 –1.4 –0.9 –0.9
H Transportation and storage 1000 1.4 0.3 0.6 0.8
J Information and communication 1000 0.4 –1.2 –0.2 1.3
L Real estate activities 1000 0.1 0.1 –0.5 –0.3
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0.1 0.0 0.7 1.9
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 –0.2 0.2 1.2 1.8
N Administrative and support service activities 421 0.2 –0.2 0.0 2.1
  • (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 November, the turnover of information and communication rose slightly (+0.4%) after a fall in October (–1.2%). It rebounded in telecommunications (+1.1%) and in programming and broadcasting activities (+1.2%). On the contrary, it dropped slightly in information service activities (–0.3%). It held steady in computer programming, consultancy and related activities and almost steady in motion picture, video and television programme production (+0.1%) as well as in publishing activities (–0.1%).

The turnover of information and communication was slightly down over the last three months (–0.2%) but grew over the year (+1.3%).

Near stability in business support activities

The turnover of business support activities held almost steady in November (–0.1%) after a stability in October.

It decreased slightly in professional, scientific and technical activities (–0.2%): it diminished in advertising and market research (–2.3%) and in activities of head offices (–0.4%), while it increased in architectural and engineering activities (+0.6%).

The turnover improved slightly in administrative and support service activities (+0.2%): it rose in rental and leasing activities (+1.3%), in office administrative, office support and other business support activities (+0.4%) and in services to buildings and landscape activities (+0.6%), but fell in employement activities (–1.4%).

The turnover in business support activities improved over the last three months (+0.7%) and more significantly over the year (+1.9%).

Revisions

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

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 Nov. 2014 Nov./Oct. Oct./ Sept. q-o-q (1)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 108.5 –0.6 –1.4 –0.9
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 152 117.0 0.0 –1.7 –0.3
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 54 110.5 –3.1 –1.0 –4.5
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 170 110.9 –0.5 –1.2 –0.3
464 Wholesale of household goods 207 107.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment 61 99.7 2.4 –3.7 –0.9
466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies 125 111.4 –0.9 –0.5 –0.2
467 Other specialised wholesale 197 101.6 –2.0 –3.2 –2.1
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 34 109.2 –0.5 –1.7 –2.0
H Transportation and storage 1000 108.9 1.4 0.3 0.6
49 Land transport and transport via pipelines 407 108.6 0.7 –1.3 0.5
50 Water transport 73 118.9 1.6 1.2 4.7
51 Air transport 91 110.5 18.1 9.5 –8.9
52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation 360 108.8 –1.1 0.4 2.3
53 Postal and courier activities 69 99.0 0.5 –0.7 –0.1
J Information and communication 1000 102.7 0.4 –1.2 –0.2
58 Publishing activities 158 104.0 –0.1 0.3 –0.5
59 Motion picture, video and television programme production… 76 104.7 0.1 0.3 2.6
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 61 107.6 1.2 –1.4 1.6
61 Telecommunications 396 91.9 1.1 –3.0 –1.2
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 251 115.7 0.0 0.1 0.4
63 Information service activities 58 108.2 –0.3 –2.4 –1.3
L Real estate activities 1000 102.2 0.1 0.1 –0.5
681 Buying and selling of own real estate 96 83.4 0.6 8.6 –3.2
682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate 691 105.2 0.1 –0.5 –0.4
683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis 213 100.8 –0.1 –1.0 0.1
M+N Business support activities 1000 112.3 –0.1 0.0 0.7
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 112.6 –0.2 0.2 1.2
69 Legal and accounting activities 90 107.6 0.4 0.4 –0.9
70 Activities of head offices… 219 119.7 –0.4 –0.4 2.1
71 Architectural and engineering activities… 151 111.2 0.6 0.7 0.9
72 Scientific research and development 26 103.6 –0.8 –1.6 0.6
73 Advertising and market research 68 101.9 –2.3 2.0 1.3
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 19 114.3 0.1 0.6 1.7
75 Veterinary activities 6 115.4 –0.4 –0.9 1.1
N Administrative and support service activities 421 111.9 0.2 –0.2 0.0
77 Rental and leasing activities 98 111.0 1.3 –0.8 0.2
78 Employment activities 80 108.3 –1.4 –0.1 0.5
79 Travel agency, tour operator… 42 104.7 0.1 –1.9 –0.7
80 Security and investigation activities 21 113.3 –1.1 –2.0 –0.8
81 Services to buildings and landscape activities 50 112.2 0.6 –0.4 1.3
82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities 131 116.6 0.4 0.9 –0.5
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE