Bi-monthly tendency survey in wholesaling

Paru le :Paru le23/07/2024

The objective of the bimonthly wholesale business tendency survey is to provide early information on developments in wholesale trade for the purpose of short-term diagnosis and forecasting of wholesalers' activity.
The purpose of the bimonthly wholesale trade business survey is to record wholesalers' opinions on their recent activity and business prospects. The business leaders interviewed give their opinion on the recent or upcoming evolution of their sales and supplies, the level of their stocks, the general business prospects, the evolution of the workforce as well as that of prices. Wholesalers also provide an opinion on their cash flow and the payment terms of their customers.
The survey also makes it possible to calculate two synthetic indicators:
- the synthetic indicator of the business climate in wholesale trade;
- the economic downturn indicator, which aims to detect as soon as possible when the economic downturn occurs.

The survey was conducted for the first time in 1972.

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