The economic situation in the wholesale trade remains deterioratedBi-monthly survey of wholesaling - November 2009

According to the business leaders questioned in November 2009, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector remains deteriorated: the business climate indicator decreases by four points.

Informations rapides
No 303
Paru le : 24/11/2009
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in November 2009, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector remains deteriorated: the business climate indicator decreases by four points.

The turning-point indicator remains 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).

Tableau 1 – Total wholesale trade

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Total wholesale trade
AVE* may09 jul09 sep09 nov09
Business climate indicator 100 72 74 79 75
General outlook –23 –54 –54 –35 –25
Sales –13 –48 –47 –42 –48
export sales –17 –58 –53 –41 –44
Received merchandise –9 –40 –41 –37 –39
received from abroad –9 –42 –42 –34 –42
Ordering intentions –15 –43 –37 –37 –36
ordering from abroad –16 –46 –38 –31 –37
Shipments abroad –18 –55 –36 –43 –36
Current stock 8 –3 –5 –3 –4
Past workforce 0 –18 –20 –20 –18
Expecting workforce –3 –19 –19 –15 –13
Cash position –12 –16 –13 –13 –11
Past selling prices 9 –23 –14 –19 –14
Expecting selling prices 17 –5 –10 –7 –7
  • * : average since September 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee