In July 2014, the turnover decreased in transportation and storage, in information and communication and in the wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - July 2014

In July 2014, the turnover decreased in transportation and storage (–1.3%), in information and communication (–1.3%) and in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.9%). It declined slightly in business support activities (–0.2%) and held almost steady in real estate 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 July 2014, the turnover decreased in transportation and storage (–1.3%), in information and communication (–1.3%) and in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.9%). It declined slightly in business support activities (–0.2%) and held almost steady in real estate activities (–0.1%)

Graph1_anglais – Wholesale trade and business services

  • Source : INSEE

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

In July, the turnover decreased in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (–0.9%) after an improvement in June (+1.9%). In particular, it declined in the wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco (–2.6%), in the wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies (–1.7%), in the wholesale of household goods (–0.9%) and in the wholesale on a fee or contract basis (–1.0%). Conversely, it increased in the wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals (+2.3%). It remained stable in other specialised whole sale.

Turnover of the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles declined over the last three months (–0.6%, q-o-q) and over the year (–0.9%, y-o-y).

Decrease in transportation and storage

In July, the turnover of transportation and storage declined (–1.3%) after a substantial growth in July (+2.9%). It fell sharply in land transport and transport via pipelines (–2.5%), and to a lesser extent in warehousing and support activities for transportation (–1.4%). On the contrary, it rose in air transport (+2.4%) and in water transport (+0.7%). It was almost flat in postal and courier activities (+0.1%).

The turnover of transportation and storage declined over the last three months (–1.2%, q-o-q) but improved slightly over the year (+0.4%, y-o-y).

Near stability in real estate activities

The turnover of real estate activities levelled off in July (–0.1%) after a rise in June (+0.6%). It improved slightly over the last three months (+0.3%, q-o-q) and a little more over the year (+0.9%, y-o-y).

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 July/ June June/May q-o-q (1) y-o-y (2)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 –0,9 1,9 –0,6 –0,9
H Transportation and storage 1000 –1,3 2,9 –1,2 0,4
J Information and communication 1000 –1,3 0,6 0,3 –1,2
L Real estate activities 1000 –0,1 0,6 0,3 0,9
M+N Business support activities 1000 –0,2 1,4 –0,1 1,1
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 0,2 0,6 0,0 0,8
N Administrative and support service activities 421 –0,8 2,4 –0,1 1,4
  • (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

Decrease in information and communication

In July, turnover in information and communication dipped (–1.3%) after two months of growth. It went down in telecommunications (–2.5%), in computer programming consultancy and related activities (–1.4%), in programming and broadcasting activities (–3.5%) and in motion picture, video and television programme production (–1.8%). By contrast, it rose in information service activities (+3.5%) and in publishing activities (+1.0%).

The turnover of information and communication increased slightly over the last three months (+0.3%, q-o-q) but dropped over the year (–1.2%, y-o-y).

Slight decrease in business support activities

The turnover in business support activities declined slightly in July (–0.2%) after a rise in June (+1.4%). It fell in administrative and support service activities (–0.8%), in particular in employement activities (–1.7%), in services to buildings and landscape activities (–2.3%) and in office administrative, office support and other business support activities (–0.7%). Conversely, the turnover increased slightly in professional, scientific and technical activities (+0.2%) : it rose in activities of head office (+1.7%), while it declined in architectural and engineering activities (–0.7%) and in advertising and market research (–1.2%).

The turnover in business support activities remained almost steady over the last three months (–0.1%, q-o-q) but increased over the year (+1.1%, y-o-y).

Revisions

The change in June was revised by –0.6 point in information and communication. Initially calculated at +1.2%, the turnover was revised at +0.6%, as a result of new available information. The change was revised by +0.2 point in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles and by –0.2 point in transportation and storage. It remained unchanged in real estate activities and 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
Variation en %
Nace Classification Weight July 2014 July/ June June/May q-o-q (1)
46 Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles 1000 110,0 –0,9 1,9 –0,6
461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis 152 118,2 –1,0 1,6 1,3
462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals 54 121,5 2,3 6,0 –3,1
463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco 170 111,1 –2,6 2,8 0,3
464 Wholesale of household goods 207 105,8 –0,9 1,2 –0,6
465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment 61 99,2 0,3 –3,4 –2,0
466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies 125 111,0 –1,7 2,8 –2,1
467 Other specialised wholesale 197 106,6 0,0 1,9 –0,8
469 Non specialised wholesale trade 34 110,7 –1,6 1,1 0,4
H Transportation and storage 1000 106,6 –1,3 2,9 –1,2
49 Land transport and transport via pipelines 407 106,9 –2,5 3,9 –2,2
50 Water transport 73 114,4 0,7 2,8 1,5
51 Air transport 91 104,3 2,4 –2,0 0,6
52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation 360 106,5 –1,4 2,5 –1,1
53 Postal and courier activities 69 100,2 0,1 6,5 –0,5
J Information and communication 1000 101,9 –1,3 0,6 0,3
58 Publishing activities 158 104,6 1,0 0,0 0,8
59 Motion picture, video and television programme production… 76 100,5 –1,8 –1,7 –0,8
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 61 105,6 –3,5 –1,2 1,8
61 Telecommunications 396 90,7 –2,5 0,3 0,4
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 251 114,6 –1,4 2,6 –0,2
63 Information service activities 58 113,4 3,5 –1,1 1,1
L Real estate activities 1000 103,3 –0,1 0,6 0,3
681 Buying and selling of own real estate 96 83,5 –3,6 –0,8 –3,0
682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate 691 106,6 0,6 0,8 1,0
683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis 213 101,4 –1,2 0,6 –0,6
M+N Business support activities 1000 110,8 –0,2 1,4 –0,1
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 579 110,9 0,2 0,6 0,0
69 Legal and accounting activities 90 107,5 0,1 1,6 –0,8
70 Activities of head offices… 219 118,8 1,7 0,3 0,7
71 Architectural and engineering activities… 151 107,7 –0,7 1,3 0,4
72 Scientific research and development 26 102,2 –2,0 0,6 –3,0
73 Advertising and market research 68 100,4 –1,2 –0,5 –1,4
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 19 109,0 –1,6 –0,9 –0,3
75 Veterinary activities 6 114,2 0,2 1,1 0,3
N Administrative and support service activities 421 110,6 –0,8 2,4 –0,1
77 Rental and leasing activities 98 109,4 –0,1 0,4 –0,7
78 Employment activities 80 107,5 –1,7 4,0 –1,2
79 Travel agency, tour operator… 42 104,6 1,5 1,1 1,1
80 Security and investigation activities 21 112,8 –2,5 2,6 0,5
81 Services to buildings and landscape activities 50 109,4 –2,3 3,1 0,0
82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities 131 115,5 –0,7 3,1 0,4
  • (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
  • Source: INSEE