In May 2010, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles is less dynamicMonthly survey of retailing - May 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in May, the economic situation is less dynamic in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator decreases a little but remains over its long-term average.

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Paru le : 26/05/2010
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According to the business leaders questioned in May, the economic situation is less dynamic in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator decreases a little but remains over its long-term average.

Recent sales still increased, specifically in the non specialised food sector. However, this progress should break off: expected sales and ordering intentions display few variations and are near their medium level. Besides, overall economic expectations decline slightly and go nearer their long-term average, indicating that retailers’opinion is a little less 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) Feb. 2010 March 2010 Apr. 2010 May 2010
Business climate 100 99 98 105 103
General business outlook –29 –26 –29 –23 –28
Recent sales –3 –12 –20 –3 1
Expected sales 1 –8 –6 0 0
Ordering intentions –7 –11 –11 –1 –4
Stocks 10 6 8 8 9
Workforce size: recent trend 2 –8 –9 –4 0
Workforce size: future trend –1 –9 –4 –4 –1
  • (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