The economic situation in the wholesale trade improves considerably in March 2012Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - March 2012

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector improves: the business climate indicator rises by six points compared to January and returns to its long-period average.

Informations rapides
No 73
Paru le : 23/03/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in March 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector improves: the business climate indicator rises by six points compared to January and returns to its long-period average.

The turning-point indicator toggles into the favourable area, for the first time since May 2011.

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* Sep 11 Nov 11 Janv 12 Mars 12
Business climate indicator 100 99 96 94 100
General outlook –23 –41 –47 –50 –28
Sales –13 –12 –19 –20 –13
export sales –15 –14 –20 –22 –13
Received merchandise –8 –5 –12 –11 –9
received from abroad –10 –11 –14 –16 –10
Ordering intentions –15 –16 –16 –18 –14
ordering from abroad –15 –16 –18 –20 –17
Shipments abroad –15 –19 –21 –18 –14
Current stock 8 11 7 8 9
Past workforce 0 2 3 –3 –1
Expecting workforce –3 0 –1 –1 2
Cash position –10 –6 –3 –3 –2
Past selling prices 9 –2 10 3 17
Expecting selling prices 17 5 16 11 12
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee