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

According to the business leaders questioned in October, the economic situation improves again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator increases again and is now significantly above its long-term average.

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Paru le : 21/10/2010
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According to the business leaders questioned in October, the economic situation improves again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator increases again and is now significantly above its long-term average.

Recent sales slightly decrease but this masks different tendencies: a fall in non-specialised retail trade, a rise in trade of motor vehicles.

Expected sales and ordering intentions increase again. Overall economic expectations go up too, indicating that retailers’opinion stay 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) June 10 July 10 Sept. 10 Oct. 10
Business climate 100 102 100 107 109
General business outlook -29 -31 -30 -19 -16
Recent sales -3 -1 -6 -2 -5
Expected sales 1 -1 -4 5 10
Ordering intentions -7 -4 -11 0 3
Stocks 10 5 12 6 10
Past selling prices (2) -6 -4 -7
Expected selling prices -3 -2 -5 -2 -1
Cash position (2) -14 -13 -13
Workforce size: recent trend 2 -3 -3 -1 1
Workforce size: future trend -1 -4 -2 -2 -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