The economic situation in the wholesale trade is getting worse in September 2012Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - September 2012

According to the business leaders questioned in September 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is getting worse. The business climate indicator decreases by four points compared to July and stays below its long-period average.

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No 230
Paru le : 25/09/2012
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in September 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector is getting worse. The business climate indicator decreases by four points compared to July and 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* March 12 May 12 July 12 Sept 12
Business climate indicator 100 100 93 95 91
General outlook –24 –30 –42 –54 –56
Sales –13 –13 –24 –20 –22
export sales –15 –14 –23 –14 –18
Received merchandise –8 –9 –16 –17 –17
received from abroad –10 –10 –15 –14 –17
Ordering intentions –15 –15 –20 –20 –26
ordering from abroad –15 –16 –18 –15 –24
Shipments abroad –15 –15 –22 –16 –23
Current stock 8 10 7 7 8
Past workforce 0 –2 1 –2 –6
Expecting workforce –3 1 –3 –5 –8
Cash position –10 –2 –7 –8 –9
Past selling prices 9 14 5 2 5
Expecting selling prices 17 12 6 9 9
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee