According to Istat, in the third quarter 2011 the seasonally adjusted index of turnover marked positive conjuncture variations for air transport (+3.0%), mail and carrier services (+0.7%) and maritime transport (0.3%).
Negative conjuncture variation were recorded for maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (-0.4%), information and communication services (-0.2%) and wholesale (+2.2%). Compared to the third quarter 2010, increases regarded air transport (+7.5%), wholesale (+2.2%), mail and carrier services (+1.2%) and maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (+1.1%). Negative trend variations were recorded for maritime transport (-3.6%) and information and communication services (-0.3%).
Within the sector of wholesale, in the third quarter 2011 turnover marks the highest trend increase for trade brokers (+9.2%), other machinery, equipment and supplies (+8.5) agriculture raw material and live animals (+7.5%). Among the information and communication services, in the third quarter 2011 the IT and other information services showed the higher positive trend variation (+2.9%).