Warning: this publication marks a significant innovation. Now Insee publishes the results of surveys for the month of August.
According to the business leaders interviewed in August 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles remains unfavourable: the synthetic indicator increases by 2 points, but is still clearly under its long-term average.
There are less business leaders than last month declaring a drop of their past sales, as much in retail trade as in motor vehicles. Therefore expected sales and ordering intentions remain dull, each of the two balances staying below its average.
General business outlook equally stabilise at a low level, 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)||May 12||June 12||July 12||Aug 12|
|General business outlook||29||41||39||47||45|
|Past selling prices (2)||6||2||6|
|Expected selling prices||2||2||3||3||5|
|Cash position (2)||14||23||26|
|Workforce size: recent trend||1||10||6||6||7|
|Workforce size: future trend||2||9||8||15||11|
n° 210 - August 29, 2012
Monthly survey of retailing - August 2012
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