In September 2011, the business climate indicator in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles noticeably declinesMonthly survey of retailing - September 2011

According to the business leaders interviewed in September 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles noticeably declines: the synthetic indicator loses 10 points, being from now on clearly below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 23/09/2011
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According to the business leaders interviewed in September 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles noticeably declines: the synthetic indicator loses 10 points, being from now on clearly below its long-term average.

If the activity of the last months continued to slow down, it is especially the general business outlook which declines in a considerable way, sign that the retailers become pessimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector. Expected sales and ordering intentions evolve little, each of the balances staying clearly below its long-term average.

graph_indsynt_en – Business climate synthetic indicator

Recent sales and ordering intentions

tab1_en – Global data

Balances of opinion, in %, s.a.
Global data
Ave. (1) May 11 June 11 July 11 Sept. 11
Business climate 100 106 105 102 92
General business outlook –29 –18 –14 –18 –41
Recent sales –3 3 0 –11 –17
Expected sales 0 2 –4 –10 –8
Ordering intentions –7 –6 –11 –12 –15
Stocks 10 8 12 14 15
Past selling prices (2) –6 5 1 2
Expected selling prices –3 9 4 4 4
Cash position (2) –14 –13 –14 –14
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –1 –1 0 0
Workforce size: future trend –1 –3 –6 –6 –8
  • (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