The economic situation in the wholesale trade declines markedly in September 2011Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - September 2011

According to the business leaders questioned in September 2011, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has decreased continuously since march : the business climate indicator loses six points com-pared to July and is this month below its long period’s average. The turning-point indicator is in the unfavourable area.

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Paru le : 23/09/2011
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in September 2011, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has decreased continuously since march : the business climate indicator loses six points compared to July and is this month below its long period’s average.

The turning-point indicator is in the unfavourable 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* MAR 11 MAY 11 JUL 11 SEP 11
Business climate indicator 100 109 107 105 99
General outlook –23 –1 –3 –11 –40
Sales –13 0 –5 –4 –12
export sales –15 –17 –11 –11 –15
Received merchandise –8 1 –1 –4 –6
received from abroad –10 –1 –2 –6 –10
Ordering intentions –15 –5 –7 –10 –15
ordering from abroad –15 –7 –9 –11 –14
Shipments abroad –15 –4 –8 –11 –17
Current stock 8 7 8 9 11
Past workforce 0 2 1 5 4
Expecting workforce –3 3 4 3 1
Cash position –11 –6 –4 –2 –5
Past selling prices 9 24 14 11 0
Expecting selling prices 17 26 20 11 8
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee