The economic situation is improving again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - September 2009

According to the business leaders questioned in September, the economic situation is improving again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator rises again and comes clearly nearer its long-term average.

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Paru le : 23/09/2009
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According to the business leaders questioned in September, the economic situation is improving again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator rises again and comes clearly nearer its long-term average.

Recent sales have once more declined. Nevertheless, expected sales and ordering intentions are improving and become nearer their medium level. General business outlook improves as well, indicating that retailers’ opinion are less pessimistic on economic situation in the trade sector.

graph_indsynt_en – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph_ventes_ic_en – Recent sales and ordering intentions

Tableau 3 – Global data

Balance of opinion, %, SA
Global data
Mean (1) June 09 July 09 Aug. 09 Sept. 09
Business climate 100 82 88 91 95
General business outlook -29 -47 -47 -40 -32
Recent sales -10 -40 -25 -28 -30
Expected sales -1 -22 -20 -13 -7
Ordering intentions -12 -28 -18 -16 -12
Stocks 11 5 8 5 2
Workforce size: recent trend 2 -20 -21 -19 -19
Workforce size: future trend -2 -21 -18 -16 -13
  • (1) Mean since 1991 (2003 for expected sales).
  • Source: monthly survey in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles - INSEE