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

According to the business leaders questioned in April 2011, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slightly improves: the synthetic indicator stops decreasing and rises a little. It remains above its long-term average.

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Paru le : 22/04/2011
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According to the business leaders questioned in April 2011, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slightly improves: the synthetic indicator stops decreasing and rises a little. It remains above its long-term average.

Recent sales moderately progress, as well in retail trade as in trade and repair of motor vehicles. Expected sales and ordering intentions progress too. The tree balances pass over their medium level. Overall economic expectations remain stable, over their long term average: retailers’opinion is still 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

tab1_en – Global data

Balances of opinion, in %, s.a.
Global data
Ave. (1) Jan. 11 Feb. 11 March 11 April 11
Business climate 100 108 105 104 106
General business outlook –29 –18 –20 –20 –21
Recent sales –3 5 2 –6 2
Expected sales 1 –6 –4 –1 3
Ordering intentions –6 0 –5 –7 –3
Stocks 10 3 5 10 10
Past selling prices (2) –6 –4 3
Expected selling prices –3 6 6 8 8
Cash position (2) –14 –13 –14
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –4 –3 –4 –3
Workforce size: future trend –1 –1 –5 –4 –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