The economic situation in the wholesale trade is less deterioratedBi-monthly survey of wholesaling - September 2009

According to the business leaders questioned in September, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is less deteriorated: the business climate indicator increases by five points. It strays thus from its March’s low point, but remains at a low level.

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Paru le : 23/09/2009
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in September, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is less deteriorated: the business climate indicator increases by five points. It strays thus from its March’s low point, but remains at a low level.

The turning-point indicator comes back in the favourable area for the first time since the beginning of the second quarter.

graph_ind_climaff_anglais – Business climate indicator

graph_ind_retourn_anglais – Turning-point indicator

Tableau 2 – Total wholesale trade

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Total wholesale trade
AVE* mar09 may08 jul09 sep09
Business climate indicator 100 70 71 73 78
General outlook -23 -74 -54 -54 -35
Sales -13 -49 -48 -47 -43
export sales -17 -51 -58 -53 -41
Received merchandise -9 -41 -40 -41 -38
received from abroad -9 -41 -42 -42 -35
Ordering intentions -15 -47 -43 -37 -38
ordering from abroad -16 -53 -46 -38 -33
Shipments abroad -18 -49 -55 -36 -43
Current stock 8 3 -3 -5 -4
Past workforce 0 -17 -18 -20 -20
Expecting workforce -3 -23 -19 -19 -16
Cash position -12 -17 -16 -13 -13
Past selling prices 9 -20 -23 -14 -17
Expecting selling prices 17 -11 -5 -10 -7
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee