The economic situation in the wholesale trade has remained dull in January 2013Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - January 2013

According to the business leaders questioned in January 2013, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has remained dull. The business climate indicator has decreased by one point compared to November and stays below its long-period average.

Informations rapides
No 18
Paru le : 23/01/2013
Prochaine parution le : 24/01/2018 at 08:45 - January 2018

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in January 2013, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has remained dull. The business climate indicator has decreased by one point compared to November and stays below its long-period average.

The turning-point indicator is located 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* July 12 Sept. 12 Nov. 12 Jan. 13
Business climate indicator 100 95 91 90 89
General outlook –24 –54 –56 –51 –53
Sales –13 –20 –22 –30 –33
export sales –15 –14 –20 –19 –23
Received merchandise –9 –17 –18 –22 –25
received from abroad –10 –14 –19 –18 –18
Ordering intentions –15 –20 –26 –25 –25
ordering from abroad –15 –15 –28 –19 –24
Shipments abroad –15 –16 –22 –20 –20
Current stock 8 7 6 6 2
Past workforce –1 –2 –6 –11 –12
Expecting workforce –3 –5 –8 –10 –12
Cash position –10 –8 –7 –8 –8
Past selling prices 9 2 7 1 –5
Expecting selling prices 17 9 11 6 5
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee