In February 2016, the turnover improved in transportation, and in business support activities servicesTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - February 2016
In February 2016, the turnover expanded sharply in transportation and storage (+2.1%) as in business support activities (+2.1%). It also increased, although to a lesser extent in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.3%). It was virtually stable in information and communication (+0.1%). By contrast, it decreased in real estate activities (-1.5%).
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In February 2016, the turnover expanded sharply in transportation and storage (+2.1%) as in business support activities (+2.1%). It also increased, although to a lesser extent in the wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles (+0.3%). It was virtually stable in information and communication (+0.1%). By contrast, it decreased in real estate activities (−1.5%).
Slight rise in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
In February 2016, the turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles recovered modestly (+0.3% after −0.4% in January). It rose again for wholesalers of food, beverages and tobacco (+1.8%), and of other machinery, equipment and supplies (+1.6%). Conversely it declined again in the wholesale of other specialised wholesale (−1.3%) and in the wholesale of information and communication equipment (−1.3%).
The turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles increased over the last three months (+0.3%) and over the year (+0.9%).
Further decline in real estate activities
The turnover of real estate activities decreased again (−1.5 after −0.9% in January). It dropped considerably over the last three months (−3.3%) but rose sharply over the year (+4.7%).
Sharp rise in transportation and storage
In February, the turnover of transportation and storage surged (+2.1%) after remaining almost stable in January (+0.1%). This increase was driven particularly by land transport (+2.3%), warehousing and support activities for transportation (+2.0%), and by water transport (+4.0%).
The turnover of transportation and storage increased over the last three months (+1.0%) and over the year (+2.2%).
tableau Tab1_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace classification||Weight||Feb./Jan.||Jan./Dec.||q-o-q (1)||y-o-y (2)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||0.3||–0.4||0.3||0.9|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||2.1||0.1||1.0||2.2|
|J Information and communication||1000||0.1||0.5||1.8||5.1|
|L Real estate activities||1000||–1.5||–0.9||–3.3||4.7|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||2.1||–0.2||2.2||5.8|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||585||1.3||0.4||2.5||6.3|
|N Administrative and support service activities||415||3.1||–1.0||1.7||5.0|
- (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
Virtual stability in information and communication
The turnover in information and communication was almost unchanged in February (+0.1%) after four months in a row of increase. It fell back strongly in programming and broadcasting activities (−5.8% after +7.2%) whereas it rose to a lesser extent in computer programming, consultancy and related activities (+1.0%) and it recovered in motion picture. video and television programme production (+2.9% after −2.2%). The turnover in information and communication increased sharply over the last three months (+1.8%) and year-on-year (+5.1%).
Rebond in business support activities
In February, the turnover of business support activities recovered significantly (+2.1% after −0.2% in January)
The rebound was mostly due to administrative and support service activities (+ 3.1% after −1.0%). All sub-sectors increased. In particular the turnover rose sharply in rental and leasing activities (+3.6%) and in employment activities (+3.9%).
The turnover also rose in professional, scientific and technical activities and accounting activities (+1.3%) especially in legal and accounting activities (+3.0%) and in architectural and engineering activities (+1.9%).
The turnover in business support activities went up over the last three months (+2.2%) and over the year (+5.8%).
The variation of turnover for January 2016 has been revised upwards by +0.5 points in real estate activities and by 0.2 points in business support activities. It has been lowered by 0.2 points in transportation and storage and by 0.1 points in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles. It remained unchanged in information and communication.
tableau Tab2_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace Classification||Weight||Feb. 2016||Feb./ Jan.||Jan./Dec.||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||0.4||–1.8||–1.4|
|462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals||55||112.2||0.8||–2.1||–0.6|
|463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco||173||113.7||1.8||0.4||0.6|
|464 Wholesale of household goods||208||106.2||–0.6||0.1||1.7|
|465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment||61||100.1||–1.3||–1.3||0.8|
|466 Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies||126||114.6||1.6||0.9||1.5|
|467 Other specialised wholesale||198||90.0||–1.3||–0.7||–1.1|
|469 Non specialised wholesale trade||28||130.0||1.1||0.0||1.3|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||115.9||2.1||0.1||1.0|
|49 Land transport and transport via pipelines||410||118.5||2.3||0.9||1.2|
|50 Water transport||69||134.4||4.0||–5.1||–1.5|
|51 Air transport||89||101.0||0.8||3.3||–2.1|
|52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation||366||116.8||2.0||0.0||2.1|
|53 Postal and courier activities||66||95.1||0.3||–2.1||0.1|
|J Information and communication||1000||115.0||0.1||0.5||1.8|
|58 Publishing activities||153||105.7||–0.8||2.5||0.1|
|59 Motion picture, video and television programme production…||73||110.6||2.9||–2.2||–0.6|
|60 Programming and broadcasting activities||60||108.6||–5.8||7.2||1.5|
|62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities||261||129.5||1.0||0.6||2.3|
|63 Information service activities||54||131.4||2.5||–1.0||3.2|
|L Real estate activities||1000||109.1||–1.5||–0.9||–3.3|
|681 Buying and selling of own real estate||82||120.9||0.7||4.7||–4.0|
|682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate||734||106.3||–2.6||–2.6||–3.7|
|683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis||184||115.0||1.4||3.5||–1.5|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||125.8||2.1||–0.2||2.2|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||585||123.7||1.3||0.4||2.5|
|69 Legal and accounting activities||90||120.0||3.0||–0.9||1.6|
|70 Activities of head offices…||241||127.5||–0.3||2.1||3.3|
|71 Architectural and engineering activities…||142||122.1||1.9||–0.4||3.1|
|72 Scientific research and development||24||105.5||–1.5||–3.8||–3.0|
|73 Advertising and market research||63||109.9||3.5||–4.0||1.7|
|74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities||19||170.9||6.5||5.8||1.7|
|75 Veterinary activities||6||128.9||1.4||–0.1||2.3|
|N Administrative and support service activities||415||128.7||3.1||–1.0||1.7|
|77 Rental and leasing activities||120||123.7||3.6||0.4||1.4|
|78 Employment activities||74||133.3||3.9||0.0||1.6|
|79 Travel agency, tour operator…||35||120.8||1.6||–0.4||–1.9|
|80 Security and investigation activities||20||135.0||5.9||0.5||2.0|
|81 Services to buildings and landscape activities||48||124.2||2.0||–0.2||1.3|
|82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities||118||133.9||2.5||–3.5||3.2|
- (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
- Source: INSEE