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

According to the business leaders questioned in July, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector remains deteriorated: the business climate indicator increases by two points but stays at a very low level.

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Paru le : 23/07/2009
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in July, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector remains deteriorated: the business climate indicator increases by two points but stays at a very low level.

The turning-point indicator is in the neutral area, meaning an uncertain short-term economic situation.

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 2 – Total wholesale trade

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Total wholesale trade
AVE* Jan09 Mar09 May09 Jul09
Business climate indicator 100 80 69 71 73
General outlook -23 -72 -74 -54 -54
Sales -13 -38 -49 -48 -46
export sales -16 -37 -51 -58 -54
Received merchandise -9 -31 -41 -40 -39
received from abroad -9 -27 -41 -42 -42
Ordering intentions -15 -36 -47 -43 -37
ordering from abroad -16 -40 -53 -46 -37
Shipments abroad -17 -42 -49 -55 -37
Current stock 8 10 3 -3 -5
Past workforce 0 -12 -17 -18 -20
Expected workforce -3 -15 -23 -19 -19
Cash position -12 -16 -17 -16 -13
Past selling prices 9 -17 -20 -23 -14
Expected selling prices 17 -5 -11 -5 -10
  • * Average since September 1979
  • Source: French business survey in the wholesale trade - INSEE