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Turnover in services

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The turnover in services index measures the quarterly evolution of sales by service sector enterprises at current prices. Since the first quarter 2018 indices are calculated with reference to the base year 2015 using the Ateco 2007 classification (Italian edition of NACE Rev.2).

In the second quarter of 2021 the seasonally adjusted services turnover index increased by 6.4% compared to the previous quarter. In particular the index increased in accommodation and food service activities (+34.6%), wholesale trade, trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+7.4%), transportation and storage (+7.3%) and information and communication (+0.7%). The index decreased in administrative and support service activities (-1.5%) and in professional, scientific and technical activities (-1.3%).

In the second quarter of 2021 the services turnover index increased by 33.9% compared to the second quarter 2020. In particular, the index increased by 99.1% for accommodation and food service activities, by 36.8% for wholesale trade, trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, by 33.3% for transportation and storage by 28.5 for administrative and support service activities, by 22.6% for professional, scientific and technical activities and by 12.6% for information and communication activities.

Reference period: Second quarter 2021

Date of Issue: 01 September 2021

Next release: 30 November 2021

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