The economic situation in the wholesale trade recovers moderately in July 2012Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - July 2012

According to the business leaders questioned in July 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector recovers moderately. The business climate indi-cator increases by two points compared to May ; how-ever, he stays below its long-period average. The turning-point indicator is located in the defavour-able area.

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Paru le : 24/07/2012
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Warning : as every year in July, seasonal coefficients have been updated, just like synthetic indicators parameters.

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in July 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector recovers moderately. The business climate indicator increases by two points compared to May ; however, he stays below its long-period average.

The turning-point indicator is located in the defavourable 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* Janv 12 Mars 12 Mai 12 Juil 12
Business climate indicator 100 95 100 93 95
General outlook –24 –48 –30 –42 –54
Sales –13 –19 –13 –24 –19
export sales –15 –21 –14 –23 –16
Received merchandise –8 –11 –9 –16 –16
received from abroad –10 –15 –10 –15 –14
Ordering intentions –15 –17 –15 –20 –19
ordering from abroad –15 –20 –16 –18 –16
Shipments abroad –15 –18 –15 –22 –17
Current stock 8 8 10 7 7
Past workforce 0 –3 –2 1 –3
Expecting workforce –3 0 1 –3 –4
Cash position –10 –3 –2 –7 –8
Past selling prices 9 5 14 5 2
Expecting selling prices 17 11 12 6 9
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee