Wholesale turnover increased during the first seven months of 2015, both as gross (2.8 percent) and adjusted series (2.9 percent), according to data from the National Institute for Statistics. Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals was the main driver of the increase, registering a 19 percent rise as gross series and 14.8 percent as adjusted series.

 

Non-specialized wholesale (11.6 percent as gross series and 9.3 percent adjusted) and wholesale of information and communication equipment (11.2 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively) also indicated significant increases, while food, beverages and tobacco (2.8 percent both as gross and adjusted series) and other specialised wholesale (2.3 percent and 1.9 percent).

Drops were registered by household goods, other than food (4.3 percent and 3.7 percent as gross and adjusted series, respectively) and by other machinery, equipment and supplies (4.3 percent and 0.1 percent).

Wholesale intermediation activities indicated a drop as gross series (1.1 percent), while adjusted numbers showed a rise of 1.1 percent.

Year on year, in July 2015 the tendencies stayed positive, with wholesale indicating increases in general, both as gross series (5.9 percent) and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality (4.8 percent).

Once again agricultural raw materials and live animals (17.1 percent as gross series and 9.2 percent adjusted) and information and communication equipment (16.3 percent and 19.1 percent respectively) showed some of the highest numbers.

Rises were also registered by non‐specialised wholesale (10.7 percent and 8.1 percent), wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco (10.5 percent and 8.8 percent), other specialised wholesale (3.1 percent and 2.9 percent) and wholesale of household goods, other than food (2.5 percent and 0.8 percent).

Drops were registered by the wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies (17.6 percent and 14.5 percent) and by the wholesale intermediation activities (‐1.4 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively).

Over the previous month, July showed a 10.7 percent increase as gross series and 2.2 percent adjusted.

The great influencer is, in this case also, wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals, with an impressive 103.3 percent increase as gross series, while as adjusted series it showed a 2.4 percent rise.

Rises were also seen in wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco (8 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively), non‐specialised wholesale (5.6 percent and 2.3 percent) and the wholesale of household goods, other than food (5.1 percent and 3.8 percent).

Wholesale of intermediation activities and other specialised wholesale, while showing increases as gross series (7.3 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively), registered decreases as adjusted series (0.2 percent each).

Drops were registered by the wholesale of information and communication equipment (25.4 percent as gross and 11.9 percent as adjusted series) and by the wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies (14.8 percent and 5.5 percent respectively).

Natalia Martian

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