In November 2010, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles stops increasingMonthly survey of retailing - November 2010

According to the business leaders questioned in November, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles stops increasing: the synthetic indicator declines and loses two points, but stays significantly above its long-term average yet.

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Paru le : 23/11/2010
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According to the business leaders questioned in November, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles stops increasing: the synthetic indicator declines and loses two points, but stays significantly above its long-term average yet.

Recent sales declined, mainly because of the fall in retail trade, while activity remains rather good in the trade and repair of motor vehicles. Expected sales and ordering intentions decrease equally, coming back to their average. Therefore overall economic expectations continue to go up, indicating that retailers’opinion stays rather 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

Tableau 1 – Données d'ensemble

Soldes d’opinion*, en %, CVS
Données d'ensemble
Ave. (1) July 10 Sept. 10 Oct. 10 Nov. 10
Business climate 100 100 107 109 107
General business outlook -29 -30 -19 -17 -15
Recent sales -3 -6 -2 -4 -8
Expected sales 1 -4 5 10 2
Ordering intentions -7 -11 0 3 -4
Stocks 10 12 6 12 10
Past selling prices (2) -6 -4 -6 -6
Expected selling prices -3 -5 -2 -1 0
Cash position (2) -14 -13 -13 -14
Workforce size: recent trend 2 -3 -1 1 1
Workforce size: future trend -1 -2 -2 -3 -4
  • (1) Average since 1991 (2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions).
  • (2) Bi-monthly question (odd-numberred months).
  • Source : monthly survey in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles - INSEE