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

According to the business leaders questioned in July, the economic situation slows down again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator decreases for the third time and reaches its long-term average.

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Paru le : 22/07/2010
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in July, the economic situation slows down again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator decreases for the third time and reaches its long-term average.

Recent sales have declined, specifically in the retail trade sector. Expected sales and ordering intentions fall down too. Overall economic expectations stabilize and remain under their long-term average, indicating that retailers’opinion stays rather pessimistic 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) April 10 May 10 June 10 July 10
Business climate 100 105 103 102 100
General business outlook –29 –23 –29 –31 –31
Recent sales –3 –3 2 –1 –5
Expected sales 0 0 –1 –1 –3
Ordering intentions –7 –1 –6 –4 –11
Stocks 10 8 9 5 11
Workforce size: recent trend 2 –4 –1 –3 –4
Workforce size: future trend –1 –4 –1 –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