The degradation of the economic situation in the wholesale trade continues in January 2012Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - January 2012

According to the business leaders questioned in January 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector decreases again : the business climate indicator loses two points compared to November.

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No 22
Paru le : 23/01/2012
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in January 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector decreases again : the business climate indicator loses two points compared to November.

The turning-point indicator remains 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* Jul 11 Sep 11 Nov 11 Jan 12
Business climate indicator 100 105 99 96 94
General outlook –23 –11 –41 –47 –51
Sales –13 –4 –12 –19 –19
export sales –15 –11 –14 –20 –23
Received merchandise –8 –4 –5 –12 –13
received from abroad –10 –6 –11 –14 –15
Ordering intentions –15 –10 –16 –16 –17
ordering from abroad –15 –11 –16 –18 –19
Shipments abroad –15 –11 –19 –21 –19
Current stock 8 9 11 7 7
Past workforce 0 5 2 3 –4
Expecting workforce –3 3 0 –1 –1
Cash position –10 –2 –6 –3 –3
Past selling prices 9 11 –2 10 3
Expecting selling prices 17 11 5 16 13
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee