In February 2010, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles remains close to its average levelMonthly survey of retailing - February 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in February, the economic situation remains close to its average level in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator fluctuates close to its long-term average level.

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No 49
Paru le : 19/02/2010
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in February, the economic situation remains close to its average level in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator fluctuates close to its long-term average level.

Recent sales slightly declined. Overall economic expectations slow down but are still above their long-term average, indicating that retailers’opinion remains quite optimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector. Ordering intentions stay at the same level and expected sales rise, 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) Nov. 09 Dec. 09 Jan. 10 Feb. 10
Business climate 100 104 100 103 100
General business outlook –29 –18 –21 –21 –24
Recent sales –4 –17 –19 –4 –12
Expected sales 0 –1 –10 –19 –10
Ordering intentions –7 –5 –13 –11 –13
Stocks 10 3 2 0 5
Workforce size: recent trend 2 –12 –7 –11 –9
Workforce size: future trend –2 –7 –9 –5 –8
  • (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