The economic situation in the wholesale trade has decreased again in May 2013Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - May 2013

According to the business leaders questioned in May 2013, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has decreased again. The business climate indicator has declined by two points compared to March and it stays below its long-period average.

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No 119
Paru le : 24/05/2013
Prochaine parution le : 24/01/2018 at 08:45 - January 2018

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in May 2013, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has decreased again. The business climate indicator has declined by two points compared to March and it stays below its long-period average.

The turning-point indicator is located in the neutral 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. 12 Jan. 13 March 13 May 13
Business climate indicator 100 90 89 90 88
General outlook –24 –51 –53 –53 –59
Sales –13 –30 –33 –26 –29
export sales –15 –19 –19 –23 –27
Received merchandise –9 –22 –24 –21 –20
received from abroad –10 –18 –21 –22 –23
Ordering intentions –15 –25 –24 –24 –25
ordering from abroad –15 –19 –26 –26 –24
Shipments abroad –16 –20 –19 –22 –21
Current stock 8 6 1 5 5
Past workforce –1 –11 –12 –12 –10
Expecting workforce –3 –10 –10 –9 –10
Cash position –10 –8 –7 –9 –10
Past selling prices 9 1 –5 –6 –9
Expecting selling prices 16 6 5 –2 –2
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee