Indicators for the wholesale and retail sector


Business tendency indicators for the wholesale and retail sector.

Ten indicators are produced using weighted net balances (WNBs) defined as the difference between the proportion of businesses reporting seeing an increase in a particular measure compared with the proportion of businesses seeing a decrease.

There are eight indicators which measure current performance compared to three months earlier:

  • business activity
  • new business
  • capacity utilisation
  • input costs
  • product prices
  • profitability
  • employment
  • business optimism

There are two indicators measuring future performance for the next three months:

  • future business activity
  • future employment

Data is not available for June and September 2016, as the survey was not run for these quarters.

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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Reference date text
Quarter numeric
Year numeric
Business Activity text
New Business text
Capacity Utilisation text
Input Costs text
Product Prices text
Profitability text
Employment text
Business Optimism text
Future Business Activity text
Future Employment text

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Data last updated January 31, 2020
Metadata last updated April 12, 2019
Created April 12, 2019
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