In March 2010, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slows down slightlyMonthly survey of retailing - March 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in March, the economic situation slows down slightly in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator declines again and comes below its long-term average level.

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Paru le : 23/03/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in March, the economic situation slows down slightly in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator declines again and comes below its long-term average level.

Recent sales decreased. Overall economic expectations fall again and pass below their long-term average, indicating that retailers’opinion is less optimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector. Ordering intentions and expected sales stay at the same level, each of these two balances of opinion remaining still 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
Mean (1) Dec. 09 Jan. 10 Feb. 10 Mar. 10
Business climate 100 100 103 100 98
General business outlook –29 –21 –21 –25 –31
Recent sales –5 –19 –4 –12 –19
Expected sales 0 –10 –19 –8 –6
Ordering intentions –7 –13 –11 –12 –12
Stocks 10 2 0 5 9
Workforce size: recent trend 2 –7 –11 –9 –9
Workforce size: future trend –2 –9 –5 –8 –5
  • (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