In December 2009, the economic situation stops improving in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - December 2009

According to the business leaders questioned in December, the economic situation stops improving in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator declines and comes back to its long-term average.

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No 327
Paru le : 18/12/2009
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in December, the economic situation stops improving in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator declines and comes back to its long-term average.

Recent sales stopped rising, and the corresponding balance remains clearly under its average. Expected sales and ordering intentions decline. Overall economic expectations have dipped slightly, but remain over their long-term average, indicating that retailers’opinion is still 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

tab1_en – Global data

Balances of opinion, %, SA
Global data
Mean (1) Sept. 09 Oct. 09 Nov. 09 Dec. 09
Business climate 100 95 97 104 100
General business outlook –29 –31 –27 –18 –21
Recent sales –4 –30 –30 –17 –19
Expected sales 0 –6 –1 –1 –8
Ordering intentions –7 –12 –8 –5 –11
Stocks 11 1 1 3 1
Workforce size: recent trend 2 –19 –14 –12 –8
Workforce size: future trend –2 –15 –15 –7 –9
  • (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