The economic situation in the wholesale trade significantly improves in March 2011Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - March 2011

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2011, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector significantly improves: the business climate indicator increases by five points.

Informations rapides
No 72
Paru le : 24/03/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2011, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector significantly improves: the business climate indicator increases by five points.

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* SEP 10 NOV 10 JAN 11 MAR 11
Business climate indicator 100 105 103 104 109
General outlook –23 –12 –7 –7 –2
Sales –13 –9 –14 –11 –1
export sales –15 –4 –10 –9 –18
Received merchandise –8 –6 –10 –7 0
received from abroad –10 –3 –5 –7 –1
Ordering intentions –15 –12 –11 –10 –4
ordering from abroad –15 –13 –12 –8 –5
Shipments abroad –15 –12 –9 –7 –4
Current stock 8 5 5 4 7
Past workforce –1 –6 –2 1 1
Expecting workforce –3 0 1 1 3
Cash position –11 –6 –6 –4 –6
Past selling prices 9 9 7 22 21
Expecting selling prices 17 9 8 23 26
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee