The economic situation in the wholesale trade has recovered in March 2013Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - March 2013

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2013, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has recovered slightly. The business climate indicator has increased by three points compared to January even if it stays below its long-period average.

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No 66
Paru le : 22/03/2013
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2013, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector has recovered slightly. The business climate indicator has increased by three points compared to January even if 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* Sept. 12 Nov. 12 Jan. 13 March 13
Business climate indicator 100 91 90 89 92
General outlook –24 –56 –51 –53 –53
Sales –13 –22 –30 –33 –23
export sales –15 –20 –19 –19 –19
Received merchandise –9 –18 –22 –24 –18
received from abroad –10 –19 –18 –21 –17
Ordering intentions –15 –26 –25 –24 –24
ordering from abroad –15 –28 –19 –26 –30
Shipments abroad –16 –22 –20 –19 –22
Current stock 8 6 6 1 3
Past workforce –1 –6 –11 –12 –12
Expecting workforce –3 –8 –10 –10 –8
Cash position –10 –7 –8 –7 –8
Past selling prices 9 7 1 –5 –7
Expecting selling prices 17 11 6 5 –3
  • * : average since September 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee