In December 2015, the turnover declined in transportation and in business support activities but improved in information and communicationTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - December 2015
In December 2015, the turnover fell back in transportation and storage (-1.2%) and in business support activities (-0.3%). It rose again in information and communication (+1.1%) and in real estate activities (+0.4%). It was virtually stable in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.1%).
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In December 2015, the turnover fell back in transportation and storage (−1.2%) and in business support activities (−0.3%). It rose again in information and communication (+1.1%) and in real estate activities (+0.4%). It was virtually stable in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.1%).
Virtual stability in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
In December 2015, the turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles was almost unchanged (+0.1%). It increased for wholesalers of information and communication equipment (+4.2%), of household goods (+0.7%), of agricultural raw materials and live animals (+1.7%). By contrast, it declined in the wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco (−1.2%), in non specialised wholesale trade (−2.5%) and in other specialised wholesale (−0.5%).
The turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles decreased over the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter (−1.0%) and was virtually stable compared to the last quarter of 2014 (+0.1%).
Sharp downturn in transportation and storage
In December, the turnover of transportation and storage dropped sharply (−1.2%) after two months of increase (+0.8% in November and +1.3% in October). It went down particularly in land transport and transport via pipelines (−2.8%) and in postal and courier activities (−2.5%). However, it recovered in air transport (+1.2% after −1.6%).
The turnover of transportation and storage was up over the fourth quarter compared to the former quarter (+0.6%) but declined slightly compared to last year (−0.2%).
tableau Tab1_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace classification||Weight||Dec./Nov.||Nov./Oct.||q-o-q (1)||y-o-y (2)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||0.1||0.2||–1.0||0.1|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||–1.2||0.8||0.6||–0.2|
|J Information and communication||1000||1.1||0.7||0.8||4.5|
|L Real estate activities||1000||0.4||0.6||1.7||4.1|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||–0.3||1.2||1.1||2.5|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||579||–0.1||1.1||1.5||3.4|
|N Administrative and support service activities||421||–0.5||1.4||0.7||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
Four consecutive months of increase in real estate activities
In December 2015, the turnover of real estate activities continued to grow (+0.4% after 0.7% on average over the previous three months). It rose sharply over the quarter (+1.7%) and over the year (+4.1%).
Stronger increase in information and communication
The turnover in information and communication accelerated again in December (+1.1% after +0.7% in November and +0,3% in October). The rise was exclusively due to the rebound in telecommunications (+4.5% after −0.3%). Indeed the turnover decreased in the other sectors, notably in programming and broadcasting activities (−3.0%) and in information service activities (−2.0%).
The turnover in information and communication increased over the quarter (+0.8%) and year-on-year (+4.5%).
Slight fall in business support activities
In December, the turnover of business support activities edged down (−0.3%) after two months in a raw of sharp rise (+1.2% in November and +1.6% in October). Within administrative and support service activities (−0.5%), the turnover dropped principally in employment activities (−3.0%) while it increased in rental and leasing activities (+0.7%) and in travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities (+0.9%).
The turnover was virtually stable in professional, scientific and technical activities (−0.1%): it declined sharply in legal and accounting activities (−1.9%) while it increased in advertising and market research (+0.5%) and in scientific research and development (+0.9%).
The turnover in business support activities went up over the quarter (+1.1%) and over the year (+2.5%).
The variation of turnover for November 2015 has been revised upwards by +0.4 points in real estate activities (revision due to the new calculation of the SA-WDA) and by 0.1 points in information and communication. That same month, the variation has been lowered by 0.1 points in business support activities. It remained unchanged in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and in transportation and storage.
tableau Tab2_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace Classification||Weight||Dec. 2015||Dec./Nov.||Nov./Oct.||q-o-q (1)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||109.2||0.1||0.2||–1.0|
|461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis||152||117.7||0.3||0.8||–0.2|
|462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals||54||114.5||1.7||0.1||–6.7|
|463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco||170||112.5||–1.2||2.3||–1.1|
|464 Wholesale of household goods||207||108.7||0.7||–0.8||0.2|
|465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment||61||107.6||4.2||0.0||0.8|
|466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies||125||115.1||–0.3||0.4||0.6|
|467 Other specialised wholesale||197||95.5||–0.5||–1.7||–2.7|
|469 Non specialised wholesale trade||34||109.6||–2.5||1.4||–2.5|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||108.0||–1.2||0.8||0.6|
|49 Land transport and transport via pipelines||407||106.9||–2.8||2.9||0.2|
|50 Water transport||73||118.3||–0.8||–0.4||–0.2|
|51 Air transport||91||102.2||1.2||–1.6||–2.2|
|52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation||360||110.4||0.1||–1.3||1.9|
|53 Postal and courier activities||69||99.0||–2.5||3.9||0.5|
|J Information and communication||1000||108.5||1.1||0.7||0.8|
|58 Publishing activities||158||106.7||–0.5||0.3||0.1|
|59 Motion picture, video and television programme production…||76||108.1||–0.4||0.2||1.6|
|60 Programming and broadcasting activities||61||102.2||–3.0||0.5||–2.3|
|62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities||251||124.1||–0.4||2.3||2.7|
|63 Information service activities||58||111.2||–2.0||0.7||0.5|
|L Real estate activities||1000||106.6||0.4||0.6||1.7|
|681 Buying and selling of own real estate||96||84.9||2.3||–1.6||3.9|
|682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate||691||108.3||0.6||1.2||–0.1|
|683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis||213||110.9||–0.7||–0.5||6.8|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||115.0||–0.3||1.2||1.1|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||579||115.9||–0.1||1.1||1.5|
|69 Legal and accounting activities||90||111.7||–1.9||2.5||1.6|
|70 Activities of head offices…||219||123.5||0.1||0.7||2.5|
|71 Architectural and engineering activities…||151||113.2||0.1||1.4||0.1|
|72 Scientific research and development||26||107.9||0.9||–1.4||–0.1|
|73 Advertising and market research||68||105.7||0.5||1.3||2.1|
|74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities||19||116.3||0.0||1.1||0.1|
|75 Veterinary activities||6||118.9||1.3||0.4||0.6|
|N Administrative and support service activities||421||113.7||–0.5||1.4||0.7|
|77 Rental and leasing activities||98||113.1||0.7||0.6||1.3|
|78 Employment activities||80||113.5||–3.0||6.5||1.0|
|79 Travel agency, tour operator…||42||108.3||0.9||–1.3||0.7|
|80 Security and investigation activities||21||114.4||–1.7||1.7||–0.3|
|81 Services to buildings and landscape activities||50||111.8||–0.7||1.6||0.2|
|82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities||131||116.6||0.1||–0.4||0.3|
- (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
- Source: INSEE