The economic situation in the wholesale trade is still little favourableBi-monthly survey of wholesaling - March 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2010, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is still little favourable: the business climate indicator increases by one point, but it remains low.

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No 77
Paru le : 23/03/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2010, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is still little favourable: the business climate indicator increases by one point, but it remains low.

The turning-point indicator is at the bound of the neutral area and the favourable area.

graph_ind_climaff_anglais – Business climate indicator

graph_ind_retourn_anglais – Turning-point indicator

  • Note: close to 1 (respectively -1), this indicator points to a favourable short-term economic situation (respectively unfavourable).

tab_ens_anglais – Total wholesale trade

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Total wholesale trade
AVE* Sep 09 Nov 09 Jan 10 Mar 10
Business climate indicator 100 79 79 87 88
General outlook –24 –35 –25 –23 –29
Sales –13 –42 –45 –32 –33
export sales –17 –41 –43 –39 –35
Received merchandise –9 –37 –35 –29 –29
received from abroad –10 –34 –36 –25 –23
Ordering intentions –16 –37 –32 –28 –25
ordering from abroad –16 –31 –32 –26 –21
Shipments abroad –18 –43 –34 –31 –27
Current stock 8 –3 –1 –1 0
Past workforce –1 –20 –17 –16 –15
Expecting workforce –3 –15 –12 –9 –10
Cash position –12 –13 –11 –10 –10
Past selling prices 8 –19 –13 –7 –11
Expecting selling prices 17 –7 –8 –4 2
  • * : average since September 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee