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TRADE conditions remained in positive territory in November, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry said yesterday as it released its monthly survey.
The Trade Activity Index (TAI), which reflects current trade conditions, remained at 51 in November 2009, Sacci said.
"This is now the third consecutive month that the TAI was in positive territory. The steady recovery in the index from a low of 32 in April 2009 was sustained by the TAI remaining in positive territory in November 2009."
Sacci said the TAI was likely to improve in the medium term as trade expectations improved at a robust pace. The sub-index on sales volumes improved by three index points to 59 in November, while the new orders index remained virtually unchanged at 50 in November 2009.
The supplier deliveries index declined slightly to 48 in November from 51 in October.
"Though in negative territory, supply conditions are not under strain, but it is rather a seasonal phenomenon of the pre-holiday period," Sacci said.
The marginal decrease in the inventory index to 47 in November 2009 left inventories seven points above the July 2009 figure. - Sapa