In January 2010, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles improves slightlyMonthly survey of retailing - January 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in January, the economic situation improves slightly in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator increases by three points from its long-term average.

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No 23
Paru le : 22/01/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in January, the economic situation improves slightly in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator increases by three points from its long-term average.

Recent sales significantly increased, specifically because of the car sector. Overall economic expectations stabilize over their long-term average, indicating that retailers’opinion is quite optimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector. However expected sales decline and ordering intentions stabilize, each of these two balances of opinion remaining below its average level.

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
Moy. (1) Oct. 09 Nov. 09 Dec. 09 Jan. 10
Business climate 100 97 104 100 103
General business outlook –29 –27 –18 –21 –21
Recent sales –4 –30 –17 –19 –6
Expected sales 0 –1 –1 –10 –17
Ordering intentions –7 –8 –5 –13 –11
Stocks 10 1 3 2 1
Workforce size: recent trend 2 –14 –12 –7 –10
Workforce size: future trend –2 –15 –7 –9 –4
  • (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