TRADE CONDITIONS SURVEY
NEW IMPETUS FOR TRADE CONDITIONS SURVEY
The Trade Conditions Survey has been facilitated by SACCI for a number of years. The aim is to broaden the survey's coverage to include all members of organised business and to allow business participants to obtain valuable insight into their immediate trade environment. SACCI therefore invites all members of organised business institutions affiliated to ChamSA to participate in this survey. SACCI is involved in analysing and reviewing the survey results and presenting it is a business friendly format on a monthly basis, only ten days after each month-end.
The Trade Conditions Survey is conducted monthly and the results reflect business's view on South African trade conditions. The survey provides the following two main indicators:
Purpose and Use of the Survey
As this survey is conducted amongst businesses, it reflects a very recent business assessment of the trade environment in the country. The results from the survey are of benefit to all business decision makers, economists and other analysts.
Although the SATAI and SATEI are the two most prominent indeces of the survey, the overview of trading conditions also reports on inventory holdings, new orders, backlog on orders received, supplier deliveries, input and selling-price movements, export and import activity of business, and job creation activities and prospects.
The results for provinces, metropolitan areas, cities or even town could become available as the survey expands and as participation rates for areas justify more detailed assessments. However, this more detailed information and review of regional trade conditions will only be available to SACCI and participants to the survey.
To become a respondent in the Trade Conditions Survey, businesses must register on the following web site: www.tradecon.co.za.
Participants will then be prompted monthly to complete a short questionnaire on the web site. General survey results will be announced monthly, and will also be made available on the following web sites: www.sacci.org.za and www.finforum.co.za/absa
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2013
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2012
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2011
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2010
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2009
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2008
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2007
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2006
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2005
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2004
Trade Conditions Surveys - 2003