The Services turnover index measures the quarterly change recorded in sales at current prices by enterprises belonging to the domain of services. Starting from the first quarter of 2013 the indices are calculated with reference to the base year 2010 using the Ateco 2007 classification (Italian edition of Nace Rev. 2).
In the first quarter of 2016 the Services turnover index increased by 1.5% compared to the first quarter of 2015. In particular, the index increased by 3.4 for Accommodation and food service activities, by 2.5% for Wholesale trade, trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, by 0.2% for Professional, scientific and technical activities and by 0.1% for Transport, Warehousing and support activities. The index decreased by 0.9% for Administrative and support service activities. For Information and communication the change is equal to 0.
In the first quarter of 2016 the seasonally adjusted Services turnover index increased by 0.3% compared to the previous quarter. In particular, the index increased in Wholesale trade (+0.4%) and in Air transport (+0.1%) and decreased in Postal and courier activities (-3.6%), in Water transport (-1.0%), in Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (-0.8%) and in Information and communication (-0.3%).