Covid-19: Outlook for the Wholesale Market

The impact of the covid-19 crisis on the wholesale sector in Central America is predicted to be explained, to a greater extent, by the expected drop in trade in disposable items.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The "Information System for the Impact Analysis of covid-19 on Business", prepared by the Trade Intelligence Unit of CentralAmericaData, measures the impact that the crisis will have on companies according to their sector or economic activity, during the coming months.

It is predicted that the wholesale trade of perfumes and cosmetics will be among the activities that will suffer the greatest impact in the coming months. Another sector that is in the group of those that will be impacted, but in lesser magnitude, is the Wholesale of footwear.

The interactive information system details that the Wholesale Paint Trade and the Wholesale Furniture and Office Equipment Trade are expected to be part of the activities that will be affected, but to a lesser extent.

According to the forecasts, the impact on Wholesale Trade activity will not be as severe in this context of health alert and restriction of mobility of people, especially when compared to sectors such as Entertainment or Transport.

The information system can help you to answer the following questions:

How and how much will my company be affected?
How much could the demand for my products and services fall in the medium term?
Which sectors are most at risk of registering significant falls in sales?
How many of my customers and suppliers could face problems?

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