According to the business leaders interviewed in June 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles doesn’t remain very favorable: the synthetic indicator stabilizes under its average.
Recent sales go on slowing down, as well in retail trade as in trade and repair of motor vehicles. The corresponding balance is very low. Expected sales and ordering intentions are rather stable. Each of the two balances stays lower than its average.
General business outlook is still under its average, sign that the retailers remain pessimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector.
Business climate synthetic indicator
Recent sales and ordering intentions
|Balances of opinion, in %, s.a.|
|(1) Average since 1991 (2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions).|
|(2) Bi-monthly question (odd-numberred months).|
|Source : monthly survey in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles - INSEE|
|Ave. (1)||March 12||April 12||May 12||June 12|
|General business outlook||–29||–37||–32||–40||–36|
|Past selling prices (2)||–6||6||1|
|Expected selling prices||–2||4||–1||–2||–2|
|Cash position (2)||–14||–22||–22|
|Workforce size: recent trend||1||–5||–7||–9||–8|
|Workforce size: future trend||–2||–8||–7||–9||–10|
n° 152 - June 19, 2012
Monthly survey of retailing - June 2012
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