In October 2009, the economic situation comes back to its normal level in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - October 2009

According to the business leaders questioned in October, the economic situation has improved again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator rises again and comes very clearly near its long-term average.

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Paru le : 22/10/2009
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in October, the economic situation has improved again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator rises again and comes very clearly near its long-term average.

Recent sales have declined once more. Nevertheless, expected sales and ordering intentions are improving on the four last surveys: corresponding balances are now near their medium level. General business outlook improves as well and goes over its long-term average, indicating that retailers’ opinion are a little more optimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector.

graph_indsynt_en – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph_ventes_ic_en – Recent sales and ordering intentions

Tableau 1 – Global data

Balances of opinion, %, SA
Global data
Mean (1) July 099 Aug. 09 Sept. 09 Oct. 09
Business climate 100 88 90 95 97
General business outlook -29 -47 -40 -31 -26
Recent sales -4 -25 -27 -30 -31
Expected sales 0 -20 -13 -6 -1
Ordering intentions -7 -18 -16 -12 -7
Stocks 11 8 5 1 1
Workforce size: recent trend 2 -21 -19 -19 -14
Workforce size: future trend -2 -18 -17 -15 -16
  • (1) Mean since 1991 (2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions).
  • Source: monthly survey in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles - INSEE