The economic situation in the wholesale trade is slightly more favourable in may 2010Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - May 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in May 2010, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is slightly more favourable: the business climate indicator increases by five points, but it remains under its long-term mean.

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No 135
Paru le : 26/05/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in May 2010, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is slightly more favourable: the business climate indicator increases by five points, but it remains under its long-term mean.

The turning-point indicator remains in the favourable area.

graph_indclimaff_anglais – Business climate indicator

graph_indretournf_anglais – Turning-point indicator

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

tab_cgens_anglais – Total wholesale trade

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Total wholesale trade
AVE* NOV 09 JAN 10 MAR 10 MAY 10
Business climate indicator 100 79 85 87 92
General outlook –24 –25 –23 –28 –23
Sales –13 –46 –33 –33 –25
export sales –15 –45 –43 –34 –27
Received merchandise –8 –36 –31 –30 –23
received from abroad –10 –36 –28 –26 –23
Ordering intentions –15 –34 –29 –25 –21
ordering from abroad –15 –32 –27 –22 –20
Shipments abroad –16 –38 –31 –27 –24
Current stock 9 –1 –2 –5 –3
Past workforce 0 –18 –16 –15 –7
Expecting workforce –3 –12 –9 –8 –6
Cash position –11 –10 –11 –8 –9
Past selling prices 9 –15 –6 –14 1
Expecting selling prices 17 –8 –4 2 6
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee