In February 2011, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slightly declinesMonthly survey of retailing - February 2011

According to the business leaders questioned in February, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slightly declines: the synthetic indicator loses three points but remains above its long-term average yet.

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Paru le : 18/02/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in February, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slightly declines: the synthetic indicator loses three points but remains above its long-term average yet.

Recent sales have moderatly decreased, mainly because of the fall in trade and repair of motor vehicles. Expectations show opposite signals: expected sales mildly progress but ordering intentions and overall economic expectations slightly decrease: retailers’opinion are still 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

Soldes d’opinion*, en %, CVS
Global data
Ave. (1) Nov. 10 Dec. 10 Jan. 11 Feb. 11
Business climate 100 106 108 108 105
General business outlook –29 –15 –14 –18 –20
Recent sales –3 –8 4 5 3
Expected sales 1 3 0 –6 –3
Ordering intentions –6 –4 –5 0 –5
Stocks 10 10 11 3 7
Past selling prices (2) –6 –6 –4
Expected selling prices –3 0 0 6 6
Cash position (2) –14 –14 –13
Workforce size: recent trend 1 0 –3 –4 –3
Workforce size: future trend –1 –4 –1 –1 –6
  • (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