Insee conjoncture
24 mai 2012
N° 2012-128

The economic situation in the wholesale trade declines considerably in May 2012Bi-monthly survey of wholesaling - May 2012

According to the business leaders questioned in May 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector breaks down: the business climate indicator loses by seven points compared to March and is located below its long-period average.

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No 128
Paru le : 24/05/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/03/2019 at 08:45 - March 2019

Total French wholesale trade

According to the business leaders questioned in May 2012, the economic situation in the wholesale trade sector breaks down: the business climate indicator loses by seven points compared to March and is located below its long-period average.

The turning-point indicator toggles again into the defavourable area.

graph_indclimaff_anglaisBusiness climate indicator

graph_indretournf_anglaisTurning-point indicator

  • Note: close to 1 (respectively -1), this indicator points to a favourable short-term economic situation (respectively unfavourable).

tab_cgens_anglaisTotal wholesale trade

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Total wholesale trade (Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.) -
AVE* NOV 11 Jan 12 Mar 12 May 12
Business climate indicator 100 96 94 101 94
General outlook –24 –47 –50 –28 –39
Sales –13 –19 –20 –12 –21
export sales –15 –20 –22 –13 –25
Received merchandise –8 –12 –11 –9 –14
received from abroad –10 –14 –16 –10 –15
Ordering intentions –15 –16 –18 –13 –18
ordering from abroad –15 –18 –20 –15 –16
Shipments abroad –15 –21 –18 –14 –22
Current stock 8 7 8 10 8
Past workforce 0 3 –3 –1 0
Expecting workforce –3 –1 –1 2 –3
Cash position –10 –3 –3 –2 –5
Past selling prices 9 10 3 17 6
Expecting selling prices 17 16 11 13 7
  • * : average since september 1979
  • Source : French business survey in the wholesale trade - Insee


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