In January 2016, the turnover declined in the wholesale, in business support activities services and in real estateTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - January 2016
In January 2016, the turnover decreased in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (-0.3%), in business support activities (-0.4%), and in real estate activities (-1.4%). By contrast, It rose in information and communication (+0.5%) and in transportation and storage (+0.3%).
- Slight downturn in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
- Further decline in real estate activities
- Slight rise in transportation and storage
- Four-month-in-a-row growth in information and communication
- Downturn in business support activities
- Revisions: all series recalculated according to the new methodology
Warning: From this release, the turnover index series are produced according to a new process that improves their quality. The series have been recalculated over the period 1999-2015. Further information concerning these changes is available on the Web page of this index.
In January 2016, the turnover decreased in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (−0.3%), in business support activities (−0.4%), and in real estate activities (−1.4%). By contrast, It rose in information and communication (+0.5%) and in transportation and storage (+0.3%).
Slight downturn in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
In January 2016, the turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles fell back modestly (−0.3% après +0.4%). It decreased in particular for wholesalers of on a fee or contract basis (−1.6%), of other specialised wholesale (−0.9%) and those of information and communication equipment (−1.4%). However it rose in wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies (+0.8%) and in the wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals (+1.4%).
The turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles increased over the last three months (+0.3%) and over the year (+0.7%).
Further decline in real estate activities
The turnover of real estate activities decreased again (−1,4% after −3,0% in December). It rose over the last three months (+1.1%) and over the year (+7.1%).
Slight rise in transportation and storage
In January, the turnover of transportation and storage rebounded slightly (+0.3% after −0.5%), driven by land transport (+1.6%) and air transport (+3.2%). By contrast, it declined particularly in water transport (−5.3%).
The turnover of transportation and storage declined slightly over the last three months (−0.2%) but increased over the year (+1.3%).
tableau Tab1_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace classification||Weight||Jan./Dec.||Dec./Nov.||q-o-q (1)||y-o-y (2)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||–0.3||0.4||0.3||0.7|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||0.3||–0.5||–0.2||1.3|
|J Information and communication||1000||0.5||0.4||1.9||5.3|
|L Real estate activities||1000||–1.4||–3.0||1.1||7.1|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||–0.4||0.3||1.6||6.5|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||585||0.1||0.7||1.9||8.0|
|N Administrative and support service activities||415||–1.0||–0.2||1.3||4.6|
- (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-month-in-a-row growth in information and communication
The turnover in information and communication expanded again in January (+0.5% after +0.7% on average over the previous three months). The rise in January was driven up by the strong rebound of programming and broadcasting activities (+7.4% after −0,9%) and to a lesser extent by publishing activities (+2.3% after −2,0%). On the contrary. the turnover decreased in telecommunications (−0.5%) and in motion picture. video and television programme production (−1.8%). The turnover in information and communication increased sharply over the last three months (+1.9%) and year-on-year (+5.3%).
Downturn in business support activities
In January, the turnover of business support activities dropped (−0.4%) after two months of increase (+0.3% in December and +2.0% in November). The decline affected administrative and support service activities (−1.0%) especially office administrative, office support and other business support activities (−2.8%).
The turnover was virtually stable in professional, scientific and technical activities and accounting activities (+0.1%). It rose in activities of head offices (+1.1%) and in other professional, scientific and technical activities (+6.5%). On the contrary, it inched down in all other sub-sectors, in particular in advertising and market research (−3.9%).
The turnover in business support activities went up over the last three months (+1.6 %) and over the year (+6.5%).
Revisions: all series recalculated according to the new methodology
The revisions are more important than usual. They are due to the changes in the methodology (see warning). Thus, for the month of December 2015, the variation has been revised upwards by 0.7 points in transportation and storage, by 0.6 points in business support activities and by 0.3 points in the wholesale trade. except of motor vehicles. The variation has been lowered by 3;4 points in real estate activities and 0.7 points in information and communication.
tableau Tab2_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace Classification||Weight||Jan. 2016||Jan./Dec.||Dec./Nov.||q-o-q (1)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||107.3||–0.3||0.4||0.3|
|461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis||151||115.0||–1.6||–0.3||–0.6|
|462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals||55||116.7||1.4||–0.1||0.8|
|463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco||173||111.2||0.3||–1.2||0.3|
|464 Wholesale of household goods||208||106.7||–0.1||2.2||1.1|
|465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment||61||101.4||–1.4||0.5||2.1|
|466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies||126||112.6||0.8||–0.1||1.5|
|467 Other specialised wholesale||198||91.1||–0.9||1.0||–1.7|
|469 Non specialised wholesale trade||28||128.6||0.1||0.2||1.6|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||113.4||0.3||–0.5||–0.2|
|49 Land transport and transport via pipelines||410||116.3||1.6||–2.3||0.9|
|50 Water transport||69||128.6||–5.3||0.9||–5.7|
|51 Air transport||89||99.9||3.2||–0.9||–4.7|
|52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation||366||113.9||–0.2||1.1||0.7|
|53 Postal and courier activities||66||94.9||–2.3||0.6||0.8|
|J Information and communication||1000||115.0||0.5||0.4||1.9|
|58 Publishing activities||153||106.7||2.3||–2.0||1.0|
|59 Motion picture, video and television programme production…||73||107.9||–1.8||0.5||–0.5|
|60 Programming and broadcasting activities||60||115.7||7.4||–0.9||0.8|
|62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities||261||127.7||0.3||–0.4||2.5|
|63 Information service activities||54||130.0||0.3||0.8||1.9|
|L Real estate activities||1000||111.2||–1.4||–3.0||1.1|
|681 Buying and selling of own real estate||82||119.7||4.2||–3.4||–4.4|
|682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate||734||109.9||–3.3||–2.3||2.1|
|683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis||184||112.6||3.5||–5.5||0.0|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||123.0||–0.4||0.3||1.6|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||585||121.8||0.1||0.7||1.9|
|69 Legal and accounting activities||90||116.5||–0.6||0.1||1.4|
|70 Activities of head offices…||241||127.7||1.1||0.8||2.9|
|71 Architectural and engineering activities…||142||119.3||–0.5||1.5||1.7|
|72 Scientific research and development||24||107.5||–2.7||2.7||–4.3|
|73 Advertising and market research||63||106.0||–3.9||0.7||1.4|
|74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities||19||157.4||6.5||–5.2||1.5|
|75 Veterinary activities||6||126.6||–0.2||1.6||1.1|
|N Administrative and support service activities||415||124.7||–1.0||–0.2||1.3|
|77 Rental and leasing activities||120||118.3||–0.2||0.1||–0.3|
|78 Employment activities||74||127.1||0.0||–6.5||4.5|
|79 Travel agency, tour operator…||35||118.9||–0.2||–2.0||–1.5|
|80 Security and investigation activities||20||127.1||0.6||–2.0||2.2|
|81 Services to buildings and landscape activities||48||121.4||–0.4||–1.3||1.9|
|82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities||118||132.2||–2.8||4.7||1.3|
- (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
- Source: INSEE