“Beirut Traders Association –BankMed Investment Index” consists of two components;the Turnover Component and Intention to Invest Component. Turnover Component: This component tackles the amount of sales during the quarter under study and reflects the state of 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. Intention to Invest Component:This component is a scale that assesses the investment appetite of wholesalers and their willingness to increase or decrease their investments within the upcoming short-term period. These intentions reflect the wholesalers’ outlook of the strength and well-being of the commercial sector through the allocation of a fixed capital (for commercial activity) in the near future.

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