Beirut Traders Association and BankMed released the results of“Beirut Traders Association - BankMed Investment Index,” for the fourth quarter of 2013. The index, which is backed by the technical support of the Central Administration of Statistics in Lebanon, aims at assessing the reality of the wholesale sector in Lebanon. The index reveals the investment climate in Lebanon shedding light on the commercial activity and overall economic situation. The results for the fourth quarter of 2013 indicate that the “Turnover Component” of the index recorded an overall real deterioration. Nevertheless, in spite of the decline that some sectors witnessed,the “Intention to Invest Component” of the index reflected a continued willingness to increase investment in the upcoming period.
Turnover Component : This component tackles the amount of sales during the quarter under study and reflect the state of the commercial activity in comparison with the same quarter of the previous year , as well as the preceding quarter of the same year. The "Turnover Component" assesses the amount of sales pushed through the trade pipeline of the domestic market : the output of the wholesaler being the input of the retailer.