According to the managers interviewed in September 2012, the business climate deteriorates again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator loses 6 points, becoming clearly under its long-term average.
According to business leaders, past sales have come down, more significantly in retail trade than in trade and repair of motor vehicles. This slowing down would go on: expected sales and ordering intentions come down too.
General business outlook declines to 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)||June 12||July 12||Aug. 12||Sept. 12|
|General business outlook||29||39||47||44||50|
|Past selling prices (2)||6||6||5|
|Expected selling prices||2||3||3||4||2|
|Cash position (2)||14||24||25|
|Workforce size: recent trend||1||6||6||6||7|
|Workforce size: future trend||2||8||15||10||8|
n° 231 - September 25, 2012
Monthly survey of retailing - September 2012
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