In April 2010, the economic situation improves in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - April 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in April, the economic situation improves in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator increases and goes over its long-term average.

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Paru le : 22/04/2010
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Warning: business surveys are now published according to the French economic activities and products classification NAF rév. 2.

According to the business leaders questioned in April, the economic situation improves in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator increases and goes over its long-term average.

Recent sales significantly increased, specifically because of the non specialised food sector. Expected sales and ordering intentions increase as well. Overall economic expectations rise slightly from their long-term average, indicating that retailers’opinion is 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

tab1_en – Global data

Balances of opinion, %, SA
Global data
Mean (1) Jan. 2010 Feb. 2010 March 2010 April 2010
Business climate 100 101 99 98 105
General business outlook –29 –24 –26 –29 –24
Recent sales –4 –4 –12 –20 –4
Expected sales 1 –19 –8 –6 0
Ordering intentions –7 –11 –11 –11 –2
Stocks 10 3 6 8 9
Workforce size: recent trend 2 –12 –8 –9 –5
Workforce size: future trend –1 –5 –9 –4 –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