In July 2016, the turnover fell again in business services and in wholesale tradeTurnover in the wholesale trade and business services - July 2016
In July 2016, the turnover continued to decline in business support activities (-4.1%), in wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (-1.4%), in real estate activities (-1.4%), in transportation and storage (-0.3%) and in information and communication (-0.2%).
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 2016, the turnover continued to decline in business support activities (−4.1%), in wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (−1.4%), in real estate activities (−1.4%), in transportation and storage (−0.3%) and in information and communication (−0.2%).
Further fall in wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
In July 2016, the turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles shrank (−1.4%) more significantly than in June (−0.8%). It fell back sharply for wholesalers of household goods (−2.7% after +0.4%) and for wholesalers of other machinery, equipment and supplies (−3.3% after +1.4%). It declined again nearly as in June for other specialised wholesalers (−1.5%) and at a much moderate pace for wholesalers on a fee or contract basis (−0.2% after −4.5% in June).
The turnover of the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles sector decreased over the last three months (−0.4% q-o-q) and year-on-year (−0.6% y-o-y).
Significant deterioration again in business support activities
In July, the turnover of business support activities dropped even more sharply than in June (−4.1% after −2.7%). It shrank more strongly in professional, scientific and technical activities (−5.2% after −2.2%), particularly in activities of head offices and management consultancy activities (−6.5%) and architectural and engineering activities (−7.2%). On the contrary, it bounced back in the only sector of business support services on the rise in July: advertising and market research (+2.9% after −4.4%).
The turnover of administrative and support service activities also decreased again (−2.7% after −3.5%). It fell in all the subsectors, particularly in office administrative, office support and other business support activities (−4.8%) and in employment activities (−2.4%).
The turnover in business support activities decreased slightly over the last three months (−0.2% q-o-q) but rose over the year (+1.0% y-o-y).
tableau Tab1_anglais – 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 of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||–1.4||–0.8||–0.4||–0.6|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||–0.3||–2.1||–0.6||–0.3|
|J Information and communication||1000||–0.2||–1.6||0.3||4.8|
|L Real estate activities||1000||–1.4||–1.4||2.7||5.5|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||–4.1||–2.7||–0.2||1.0|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||579||–5.2||–2.2||–0.6||–0.1|
|N Administrative and support service activities||421||–2.7||–3.5||0.3||2.5|
- (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
Slight decline in transportation and storage
In July, the turnover of transportation and storage continued went down but not as markedly as in June (−0.3% after −2.1%). It slipped back sharply in water transport (−3.9% after +4.3%) and in postal and courier activities (−3.5% after +0.1%). By contrast, the turnover bounced back in warehousing and support activities for transportation (+0.9% after −1.6%).
The turnover of transportation and storage shrank over the last three months (−0.6% q-o-q) and over the year (+0.3% y-o-y).
Further fall in real estate activities
The turnover of real estate activities dipped again in July (−1.4% after −1.4% in June). It rose sharply over the last three months (+2.7% q-o-q) and over the year (+5.5% y-o-y).
Slight decrease in information and communication
The turnover in information and communication slid slightly in July (−0.2%) after a marked downturn in June (−1.6%). It decreased markedly in computer programming, consultancy and related activities (−3.1%) and fell back slightly in telecommunications (−0.4%). By contrast, it bounced back in all other sectors related to information and communication: motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities (+3.9%), programming and broadcasting activities (+3.4%), information service activities (+3.4%) and publishing activities (+1.2%).
The turnover in information and communication increased slightly over the last three months (+0.3%) and sharply over the year (+4.8%).
The variation in the turnover for June 2016 has been lowered by 0.6 points in business support activities, by 0.3 points in transportation and storage and by 0.2 points in the wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles, in information and communication and in real estate activities. These revisions are due to the updating of the coefficients used for the seasonal and working-day adjustment (SA-WDA).
tableau Tab2_anglais – Variation of the turnover in the wholesale trade and business services
|Change in %|
|Nace Classification||Weight||July 2016||July/ June||June/May||q-o-q (1)|
|46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1000||105.3||–1.4||–0.8||–0.4|
|461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis||152||114.6||–0.2||–4.5||2.3|
|462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals||54||103.7||–4.2||–0.5||–3.2|
|463 Wholesale of food. beverages and tobacco||170||111.6||0.4||–0.9||–0.4|
|464 Wholesale of household goods||207||103.2||–2.7||0.4||–0.6|
|465 Wholesale of information and communication equipment||61||105.0||–0.1||2.2||1.9|
|466 Wholesale of other machinery. equipment and supplies||125||108.3||–3.3||1.4||–4.8|
|467 Other specialised wholesale||197||89.9||–1.5||–1.4||1.1|
|469 Non specialised wholesale trade||34||130.7||–0.7||0.6||–0.3|
|H Transportation and storage||1000||111.8||–0.3||–2.1||–0.6|
|49 Land transport and transport via pipelines||407||112.8||–0.1||–4.7||–0.5|
|50 Water transport||73||124.5||–3.9||4.3||–1.1|
|51 Air transport||91||93.9||–1.3||3.0||–6.0|
|52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation||360||115.8||0.9||–1.6||0.3|
|53 Postal and courier activities||69||94.0||–3.5||0.1||0.7|
|J Information and communication||1000||114.6||–0.2||–1.6||0.3|
|58 Publishing activities||158||106.6||1.2||–2.8||0.3|
|59 Motion picture. video and television programme production…||76||106.8||3.9||–5.1||–2.8|
|60 Programming and broadcasting activities||61||113.9||3.4||–1.9||1.6|
|62 Computer programming. consultancy and related activities||251||125.8||–3.1||–2.2||1.1|
|63 Information service activities||58||138.6||3.4||–7.6||2.3|
|L Real estate activities||1000||110.6||–1.4||–1.4||2.7|
|681 Buying and selling of own real estate||96||119.0||–0.6||–6.8||2.1|
|682 Renting and operating of own or leased real estate||691||109.8||–0.5||–1.6||3.8|
|683 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis||213||110.1||–5.2||2.1||–1.3|
|M+N Business support activities||1000||116.3||–4.1||–2.7||–0.2|
|M Professional. scientific and technical activities||579||112.4||–5.2||–2.2||–0.6|
|69 Legal and accounting activities||90||116.0||–0.8||–1.8||–1.0|
|70 Activities of head offices…||219||112.5||–6.5||–2.4||–0.4|
|71 Architectural and engineering activities…||151||108.1||–7.2||–2.6||–2.0|
|72 Scientific research and development||26||112.0||–9.5||9.5||6.7|
|73 Advertising and market research||68||107.2||2.9||–4.4||0.3|
|74 Other professional. scientific and technical activities||19||140.3||–11.7||–4.6||–1.0|
|75 Veterinary activities||6||124.1||–3.0||0.1||–1.4|
|N Administrative and support service activities||421||121.7||–2.7||–3.5||0.3|
|77 Rental and leasing activities||98||117.2||–1.1||–3.9||2.5|
|78 Employment activities||80||127.9||–2.4||–4.5||0.2|
|79 Travel agency. tour operator…||42||116.8||–0.9||–1.2||–0.8|
|80 Security and investigation activities||21||127.0||–1.1||–2.5||–1.0|
|81 Services to buildings and landscape activities||50||114.9||–3.2||–3.0||–1.6|
|82 Office administrative. office support and other business support activities||131||125.8||–4.8||–3.4||–0.5|
- (1) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months.
- Source: INSEE