In January 2011, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles stays goodMonthly survey of retailing - January 2011

According to the business leaders questioned in January, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles stays good: the synthetic indicator remains above its long-term average.

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Paru le : 21/01/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in January, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles stays good: the synthetic indicator remains above its long-term average.

Recent sales has stabilized above their average: they have slightly decreased in retail trade but gone on rising in trade and repair of motor vehicles. Expectations show opposite signals. Ordering intentions mildly progress but expected sales and overall economic expectations decline: retailers’opinion are 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

Tableau 1 – Données d'ensemble

Soldes d’opinion*, en %, CVS
Données d'ensemble
Ave. (1) Oct. 10 Nov. 10 Dec. 10 Jan. 11
Business climate 100 109 106 108 108
General business outlook -29 -17 -15 -14 -19
Recent sales -3 -4 -8 4 5
Expected sales 1 10 3 0 -7
Ordering intentions -6 3 -4 -5 -1
Stocks 10 12 10 11 2
Past selling prices (2) -6 -6 -4
Expected selling prices -3 -1 0 0 6
Cash position (2) -14 -14 -13
Workforce size: recent trend 1 1 0 -3 -6
Workforce size: future trend -1 -3 -4 -1 -1
  • (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